The Kansas City Chiefs have visited with Kansas pass rusher Dorance Armstrong. (Yes, Kansas. They play football. I swear) Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle is reporting the Chiefs are among several teams he has worked out for.
This is notable because of the local angle where he went to KU but also because he fills a need — pass rusher. The Chiefs have Justin Houston and Dee Ford in 2018, along with Tanoh Kpassagnon for the future. It’s not unreasonable to think both Ford and Houston are gone next year so they need to start infusing some talent there.
Enter Dorance Armstrong. Our own Kent Swanson recently wrote about why Armstrong would fit in KC.
Without a first-round pick, the Chiefs need to get creative with their draft capital. While Armstrong is not a finished product, his athletic traits are those of someone who normally gets taken in the first round. The Chiefs have an opportunity, with some time invested by the coaching staff, to get the most out of Armstrong.
The Chiefs pick 54th and the draft community is pegging Armstrong as a possible second-round pick. The Chiefs would be doing some projecting with him so that’s always a risk, especially with a high pick like a second. I’m intrigued.