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K-State's Tyler Lockett says he'll work out for the Kansas City Chiefs

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Every year there is a local player coming out of the draft who happens to fit a position of need for the Kansas City Chiefs. This year that player is Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett and he revealed in an interview with K-State Sports that he is scheduled to meet with the Chiefs.

I worked out with the Indianapolis Colts and I worked out with the Patriots. I go to Cleveland Browns this week, then I'll work out with the Chiefs and the Bucs. The teams come out here (to Manhattan). They can only work you out if they come to you."

The Chiefs can have 30 players visit their facility and meet with the team but they do not actually work out on those visits. The workouts often take place at the school, which is the case with this meeting between Lockett and the Chiefs.

Consider me very interested here. Lockett projects as a second or third round pick and the Chiefs brass has done well with second round receivers lately, including Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson while John Dorsey was with the Packers and DeSean Jackson while Andy Reid was with the Eagles. The Chiefs signed Jeremy Maclin as a free agent but many feel there is still a need for a receiver. The team lost its top two receivers in the offseason in Dwayne Bowe and Donnie Avery so you could certainly make that argument.

The full interview with Lockett is worth a read. The other must-read on Lockett is this piece from Chiefs Digest's Herbie Teope. He sounds like he'll be a good one in the NFL.