Well, well, well. Look who is visiting the Kansas City Chiefs today. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, former Mizzou and Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham has a visit with the Chiefs today.
It's been reported that DGB has also visited the Bengals, 49ers, Vikings and Ravens. The Chiefs signed Jeremy Maclin to a five-year deal in free agency but there's an argument that receiver remains a need for the Chiefs.
The Chiefs met with him at the NFL Combine, too. It was there in Indianapolis where GM John Dorsey said of DGB: "Physically we think he has all the gifts in the world. 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. We'll be meeting him in the next couple of days and I look forward to it."
DGB is arguably the most physically gifted receiver in the 2015 NFL Draft. He has drawn comparisons to Randy Moss and Calvin Johnson because of his size (6'5, 237 pounds) and speed (4.49 40-yard dash). Of course, those are just comparisons based on potential and Chiefs fans know about physically gifted first round receivers who don't live up to their potential.
DGB comes with his issues. He was kicked off Mizzou's football team after several incidents, which the Chiefs will need to investigate thoroughly. I am very interested in DGB's draft stock because I just have no idea where he will go in the draft. If he had no off-the-field issues, he's probably near the top of the draft. But those issues are real and the NFL's emphasis on conduct makes that a consideration.
Andy Reid asks a lot of his receivers because he wants them to know all the different receiver positions to maximize versatility.
DGB ran three routes at Missouri: Fade, slant (which was ugly) and smoke. Banking a lot on workout route trees when drafting him.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 3, 2015
Still, consider me intrigued.
Here's a little sneak peek of his pro day at Oklahoma.