Let's start with this: No, we don't know who the Chiefs will pick in the draft at No. 18 overall. The Combine is a nice tool for GMs to use in their evaluations but it's not the end all, be all. No one thing happened at the Combine that made us think we know what Chiefs GM John Dorsey is planning to do. And Dorsey isn't exactly big on sharing his plans with the public so there wasn't much to gain from his media session. Read a transcript of his comments from the Combine here, and Andy Reid's comments here.
There are a few things that I think we learned however. Starting with...
Full Combine results
You can see the results for every player here. Adjust it by position and then sort however you want. I have it set to open on the receiver page because ... let's be honest, that's all you're looking at.
Another deep WR class
Last year's class was lauded for the receiver talent that came out of the draft. This year isn't all that different, according to those who analyze the draft each year. This is a good thing!
Good year to be a team in need of a WR.
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) February 21, 2015
The Chiefs GM agrees.
"Well, I think this draft class, I think the receiver position, I think there is some depth there," Dorsey said. "They are very similar to the draft class of last year, but I think the overall depth of this speaks volumes."
Top two WRs likely out of reach for Chiefs
Very slim chance that either of the top two receivers in this class will be available at No. 18. Both Alabama's Amari Cooper and West Virginia's Kevin White, who are widely considered the top two receivers in the draft, had strong Combines last weekend. Many people think their numbers solidified their spot as the top two receivers in the class, and both probably top 10 picks. At this point it's hard to see a scenario where either one falls to the Chiefs. This mock has White falling to the 12th pick which is the lowest I've seen in a while.
That means Kansas City could be looking at receivers such as Louisville's DeVante Parker or Arizona State's Jaelen Strong. They could also look at....
Dorial Green-Beckham is a real option ... maybe, I don't know?
The Chiefs interviewed the former Mizzou WR who transferred to Oklahoma last season but did not play per NCAA rules. Clearly there's plenty to take in here. The Chiefs front office will be tested in their evaluation of DBG. Mike Mayock said it best: the poster child for boom-or-bust. With his physical skill set, the boom in that bust is very enticing on this one.
"Physically we think he has all the gifts in the world," Dorsey said. "We've all admired him from the state of Missouri ... Now what people want to do is get a feel for him as a person and see where he is at this stage. That's what we're doing."
I don't have a sense yet whether this would be a legitimate option. I would lean toward it being unlikely right now but we'll see.
Likely ruling out a few o-linemen
The Chiefs reportedly interviewed Iowa's Brandon Scherff LSU's La'el Collins. Both players did enough to solidify themselves as two of the best linemen in the draft. Scherff will almost assuredly be gone by the Chiefs 18th pick. There seems to be a small chance that Collins is around but many people were impressed by his Combine so he could be gone as well. I'm not expecting either one to be around. There are always lineman available though so there will still be options for the Chiefs if this is the direction they're headed.
Chiefs GM meets with agents in Indy
The NFL Combine is also a good time for GMs and agents to get together and talk about their clients already on the team. That was the case with GM John Dorsey and the agents for the Chiefs free agents.
Chiefs, Justin Houston's agent meeting Tuesday to try to work out a long-term deal http://t.co/aDDl2gAFst
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 18, 2015
I'm hearing the #Chiefs are continuing talks with Ron Parker's representatives. His initial asking price is still roughly $6 million a year.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 20, 2015
A source tells me the #Chiefs met with C Rodney Hudson’s representative at the combine, and talks will continue between the two sides.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 23, 2015
Chiefs interview dozens of draft prospects
We don't have the names of all 60 of the Chiefs Combine interviews ... but we have some of them! I wouldn't put that much stock into this list because the Chiefs could be interviewing these players for any number of reasons and it doesn't necessarily indicate they're wanting to draft this guy. But a partial list is better than no list, right?
Here are names of 24 players the Chiefs reportedly met with at the Combine. The next step will be pro days and then setting up workouts for players they like and even visits to the Chiefs facility. Click on the player's name to find the source of the info (H/T to the KC Star's Terez Paylor, Chiefs Digest's Herbie Teope and ESPN's Adam Teicher who did much of the local reporting in Indy).
Iowa's Brandon Scherff
LSU's La'el Collins
Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi
Miami's Ereck Flowers
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
Missouri's Mitch Morse