The Kansas City media was on a conference call with Chiefs GM John Dorsey yesterday when he mentioned that he would be attending the Missouri pro day in Columbia on Thursday.
The highlight of the Missouri pro day will be Shane Ray, the pass rusher who is projected to be one of the top picks in the draft. Ray is said to have a very quick first step, which sounds like Dee Ford who the Chiefs drafted in the first round last year.
CBS Sports preview of Missouri's pro day says this about Ray:
NFL teams are expected to put him through linebacker drills and positive results will make him a more realistic possibility for top-10 teams who utilize a 3-4 defensive scheme. Ray will be a first-round pick on April 30, but his pro day performance could determine whether it's in the top or bottom half.
Tony Pauline has reported that Ray will meet with the Chiefs. I'm not sure if that's just an informal meeting at the pro day or if he's talking about a visit in Kansas City or a workout in Columbia. It seems like Ray will be picked higher than 18 but there are all kinds of draft day surprises. With Justin Houston on the franchise tag and Dee Ford and Tamba Hali in the fold, it's hard to see a scenario where the Chiefs would pick Ray. Unless, perhaps, he's just too good of a value at No. 18 if he falls.