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2012 NFL Draft: Chiefs GM, Head Coach Attend Iowa Pro Day

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Feb 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes offensive lineman Riley Reiff runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes offensive lineman Riley Reiff runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Chiefs had a heck of a group this week at the Iowa football pro day, which attracted 28 other NFL teams. According to several reports, the Chiefs contingent included GM Scott Pioli, head coach Romeo Crennel, offensive line coach Jack Bicknell and receivers coach Nick Sirianni.

Pioli and others with the Chiefs have a long standing relationship with Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz. Whenever there's a coach opening in Kansas City we bring up Ferentz's name for that reason (as do a lot of other schools...the annual "Kirk Ferentz to the NFL" stories).


Related: Chiefs Draft Interests Table


The top Iowa prospect is OT Riley Reiff, a potential top 10 pick. He could be the second offensive tackle off the board behind USC's OT Matt Kalil. Seems like offensive tackles picked that high usually have a low bust-rate and linemen from Iowa usually have good reputations so I imagine Reiff will be a good pick by someone in the top 10.

Another notable player is Iowa receiver Marvin McNutt Jr. The Chiefs brought Sirianni, their receivers coach, along for the ride so McNutt could've been a potential draft interest. He's a mid-round player.

The Sporting News also notes a strong workout for guard Adam Gettis. He started all 12 games last season at right guard and was "both smooth and fluid in drills" at the pro day. He could be a mid to late round pick.

As usual, we'll be keeping an eye on Iowa players in the NFL draft.