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Kansas City Chiefs Combine interviews feature plenty of o-linemen

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The Kansas City Chiefs will interview 60 players for 15 minutes apiece at the 2015 NFL Combine. We won't know all 60 of those players but reports of the Chiefs interviews have trickled out after the first day of interviews at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

The best source of local information coming out is from the KC Star's Terez Paylor, who has a post with running updates here, and Herbie Teope, who wrote this piece on the offensive lineman. They're both in Indy and those two and others have reported on the Chiefs interviews at the Combine, which so far include:

Offensive linemen: LSU's La'El Collins, Arizona State's Jamil Douglas, South Carolina's AJ Cann, Hobart's Ali Marpet, Florida's DJ Humphries, Florida State's Bobby Hart, Utah's Cedric Poutasi

Tight ends: USC's Maxx Williams

Obviously with 60 interviews there are plenty of names to come. The offensive linemen range from guys like Collins who will be high first round picks to guys like Douglas who will be a mid round pick or later. The nice thing about the Chiefs draft this year is that they will likely have multiple extra compensatory picks, possibly as high as the third or fourth round. You can find a quality lineman in the middle rounds and since the Chiefs can't trade those comp picks, I'm hoping they focus on the o-line there.

The tight end is another interesting one which makes Terez Paylor's mock draft last week with Williams going to the Chiefs look pretty good. I can understand the logic behind drafting a tight end -- if Alex Smith throws to his tight ends and not his receivers then draft another tight end -- but a tight end in the first round would be a tough one to swallow. The Chiefs seem to have more immediate needs rather than another tight end. That said, the Chiefs have shown tight end is important to them with a multi-year deal to Anthony Fasano and drafting Travis Kelce in the third round. I wouldn't dismiss this idea just yet.

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