clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs will work out Memphis safety Lonnie Ballentine

The KC Chiefs have added another safety prospect to their 2014 NFL Draft interests.

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have added another safety prospect to their official pre-Draft visit list. Memphis safety Lonnie Ballentine will visit the Chiefs for a personal workout, per Adam Caplan.

Ballentine has also received interest from the Arizona Cardinals and has already visited the New England Patriots.

Ballentine has a large frame at 6'3, 219 lbs. and comes with a lot of starting experience from his four years at Memphis. He started all 12 games last year and appeared in 42 total games in his career. Last year, he had 58 total tackles and finished with 141.5 in his career, a total that includes 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack. He also had 13 career pass deflections and three interceptions.

ESPN has Ballantine ranked No. 38 on their list of safeties, so the Chiefs are likely doing some homework here for Day 3 or after the Draft is over. Optimum Scouting agrees and places Ballantine as an undrafted free agent.

You can see highlights of Ballentine's play after his junior year, when he was given honorable mention for the All Conference USA team:

Arrowhead Pride Premier

Sign up now for a 7-day free trial of Arrowhead Pride Premier, with exclusive updates from Pete Sweeney on the ground at Arrowhead, instant reactions after each game, and in-depth Chiefs analysis from film expert Jon Ledyard.