A Job Fair View Of Pro Day Workouts from The Mothership
Regardless if the future NFL athletes are working out in front of NFL personnel departments at the combine or on their own college campuses, the roles of the talent evaluators never change.
"It gives us a chance to really hone in on guys that we think are going to be Kansas City Chiefs," Ballard said. "All our scouts will go out and attend every pro day. We are always trying to find the guys that might not have attended the combine. It's another chance to spend some more time with those players, to spend individual time with those players."
Federovitch: Denver Broncos Own The AFC West from NJ.com
If you weren't convinced at the end of the 2013 season, when Denver steam-rolled its way through the AFC playoffs (only to meet a harsh reality against the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl), free agency has only widened the gap between Peyton Manning & Co. and their intradivisional rivals.
That's because while the Broncos were getting relative free-agent bargains in pass rusher Demarcus Ware (three years, $30 million) and Aqib Talib (six years, $57 million), the cap-strapped Chiefs were losing multiple pieces in key spots, while the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers did little to close the gap.
Exploring The Next Step At Wide Receiver from Chiefs Spin
Sanders or Jackson would've been ideal fits when considering each could also contribute on special teams, a unit that lost wide receiver/punt returner Dexter McCluster and safety/returner Quintin Demps to free agency.
Unfortunately, a lot of the remaining receivers on the market don't appear to offer that versatility.
There are recognizable names, such as Santonio Holmes, Sidney Rice, Kenny Britt or Miles Austin, according to a running list of available free agents at NBC Sports' Rotoworld.com. But that quartet comes with durability concerns.
23. Chiefs: Odell Beckham, WR, LSU - Kansas City needs a field-stretcher, and Beckham makes the most sense at this point, especially because it looks like the Chiefs are out of the DeSean Jackson Sweepstakes.