I was just working on a post trying to figure out which quarterbacks the Kansas City Chiefs were visiting with during the 2013 NFL Combine. At his Friday press conference Chiefs GM John Dorsey said that they would meet with 6-8 quarterbacks but of course he didn't name those quarterbacks.
Luckily Adam Teicher of the KC Star did get those names.
#Chiefs interviewed these QBs at combine: Geno, Barkley, Glennon, Wilson, Nassib, Dysert, Bray. Manuel scheduled for tonight . . .— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) February 23, 2013
Thoughts and notes on all those guys...
Geno Smith and Matt Barkley were no-brainers. They're considered the top two quarterbacks in the 2013 NFL Draft and the Chiefs have a need at quarterback and the No. 1 pick. Sometimes things are so obvious they don't even need to be said. Of course the Chiefs interviewed those two.
The rest of the quarterbacks could go anywhere from the second to the sixth or seventh round: NC State's Mike Glennon, Arkansas's Tyler Wilson, Syracuse's Ryan Nassib, Miami (Oh.) Zac Dysert, Tennessee's Tyler Bray and then Florida State's E.J. Manuel.
Landry Jones is missing from that list but Teicher reports the Chiefs interviewed him at the Senior Bowl. And by the way someone who has a vested interest in Jones succeeding says he's a first round pick. Oh.
"Every team has a starting quarterback. You will have to go in and take someone's job." - Landry Jones. Well the Chiefs don't actually.— Carrington Harrison (@cdotharrison) February 22, 2013
NFL Network's Mike Mayock was asked which four quarterbacks fit Andy Reid's system with the Chiefs and he said Matt Barkley, Landry Jones, Tyler Wilson, and Ryan Nassib. All those guys outside of Jones could go anywhere from mid-first round to the second round. Who knows in this draft.
Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib: Football was my favorite subject in school.loves to watch film. waits for coaches copy, rather than watch on tv— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) February 22, 2013
Had a nice conversation with Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson. You can add him to the list of QBs who'll do everything at #NFLCombine.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) February 22, 2013
Everybody seems impressed with Tyler Wilson when they meet him. With good physical tools, I think he has biggest chance to "move up" boards.— Joe Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) February 23, 2013
Pioli on Barkley: He's got long way to go in terms of arm strength." - Matt Barkley disagrees, strongly.— TJ Carpenter (@TJCarpenterWHB) February 22, 2013
Zac Dysert told his college's website that the Chiefs and Eagles have shown the most interest in him.