The Kansas City Chiefs have been connected to a couple of basketball-turned-football players over the past few years, including Demetrius Harris, who they signed in 2013. Harris projects as the Chiefs No. 2 tight end at the moment after Anthony Fasano was released.
We have another basketball player the KC Chiefs reportedly have shown interest in. North Texas basketball player Colin Voss, who hasn't played football since high school, received a call from a pair of NFL teams and worked out for them this week. Via the Denton Record-Chronicle:
The Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins sent scouts to Voss' pro day workout Wednesday at UNT. Voss agreed to go through the workout largely because of the interest the organizations showed in him.
"I was pretty happy," Voss said. "I hadn't done those drills in five years now. I went out with a fun attitude. It was hard to say no to those two teams after they called me at home and reached out to me."
Voss was an all-state tight end in Michigan before deciding to play basketball, not football, in college. How GM John Dorsey and the Chiefs scouts identify these players is beyond me but there is a history of basketball players turning into tight ends at the NFL level (who was that Tony G. guy?). It's a difficult transition, obviously. I remember Harris' first year with the Chiefs it was so obvious that he was a basketball player and not a football player. But then the next season he put on weight, obviously learned some routes and looked more like a football player. It's a process to make that transition.