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.
Lonnie Ballentine/S/Memphis... Pro Day #s: 6-3, 219, ran 4.38-4.40, 38 VJ, 18 Bench. Worked out for NE; visits with Az, KC soon.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 26, 2014
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: