Between the college all-star games (East-West Shrine game, Senior Bowl), the NFL Combine, pro days and pre-draft visits, the Kansas City Chiefs will meet with a lot of players before the 2014 NFL Draft. In fact, GM John Dorsey told reporters that they will interview about 75 percent of the rookies in this draft class.
FYI, Dorsey told me yesterday it’s impossible to interview everyone, so there is at least a little info to be gleamed from asking dudes.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 22, 2014
That said, I admit I was a little excited reading from the KC Star's Terez Paylor and Chiefs Spin's Herbie Teope that the Chiefs were meeting with two of the top receivers in this class. That would be USC's Marqise Lee and Texas A&M's Mike Evans.
Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans said the #Chiefs were the first team he met with yesterday. Said he talked to WR coach David Culley.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 22, 2014
USC WR Marqise Lee said the #Chiefs are one of the teams he will meet with today. Also said has meetings with Jets, Lions.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) February 22, 2014
Lee weighed in at 5'11 and 192 pounds while Evans was listed at 6'4 and 231 pounds. Without knowing a whole lot about each player's game, Lee seems like the more realistic option just knowing what I know about Andy Reid's history of receivers. He doesn't have the history of getting those 6'5 behemoth receivers who tower over everyone. He likes speed. Not that Mike Evans wouldn't work either ... the guy looked like an awesome player in college.
As Dorsey said, the Chiefs interview a lot of players but I do find these two especially interesting. Lee has been mocked the Chiefs regularly since the season ended. AP reader Bsrkr posted about Lee here.
Evans is the No. 7 overall player on the Mocking The Draft top 200 big board while Lee is No. 12. Read the Evans scouting report here and the Lee scouting report here.