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Chiefs mock draft pick worked out at Miami Hurricanes pro day

Time to look at another potential Kansas City Chiefs draft pick. Chiefs GM John Dorsey said that they were looking at veteran free agent cornerback options as well as the NFL Draft after losing Sean Smith in free agency a few weeks ago which puts corner on our radar. Miami Hurricanes CB Artie Burns is likely to be picked in the first couple rounds of the draft and he underwent his pro day at Miami in the rain on Wednesday.

By rain, I really mean RAIN.

Not ideal for a pro day. Burns checked in at 5'11 and 189 pounds. He's described as someone with better measurables than game tape. NFL teams often draft on potential and that's what they would be doing with Burns, according to some of the draft profiles out there I've read. He's raw but with playing experience and a ton of athleticism. Get him under Chiefs defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas and Al Harris and hope you can set him on the right path. Of note, he had six picks last season, which is the most for a Miami player since Sean Taylor.

Burns has an incredible personal story. His mom died last year, which is part of the reason he's coming out early. His dad is in prison. He was loved by the university so much that an online donation fund raised $40,000 in six hours to help him and his siblings after his Mom's death. There's something to be said for someone who is beloved that much. I don't know much about his game but that part is revealing.

Is he an option for the Chiefs? I've heard second round for him but's Daniel Jeremiah mocked him to KC at No. 28 in his latest mock draft.

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