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The Chiefs were one of 32 teams in attendance for CB Sam Beal’s pro day.

NCAA Football: Western Michigan at Southern California
Beal makes the pick.
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Director of college scouting Ryne Nutt represented the Kansas City Chiefs as one of 32 teams in attendance for the pro day of Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal Thursday.

Beal, 21, is one of three players expected to be considered in July 11’s supplemental draft.

As a review, the supplemental draft is for potential players whose draft eligibility status has changed since the official NFL Draft entry deadline. Teams bid with 2019 draft assets using the 2018 NFL Draft order to determine which pick of higher value.

The news of the Chiefs’ attendance at Beal’s pro day comes a week after they reportedly spoke to Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander.

Here are the official numbers on Beal:

Like Alexander, Beal intended to stay at Western Michigan for another season, but his academics would not allow for that.

“The bottom line is he was forced to make this decision,” Western Michigan coach Tim Lester said, via Yahoo Sports. “His GPA isn’t bad. We did everything we could to try [to help him]. We made sure we did everything in his best interest.”

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report believes that Beal could push for a second-round bid. The Chiefs currently own two second-rounders (one of which was acquired in the Marcus Peters trade) and one third-rounder for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Beal totaled 92 tackles (65 solo), two interceptions and 19 passes defensed in his three-year college career. His best season was 2017, when he was named second-team All-MAC.

Beal is widely considered the best of the three prospects.


Author’s note: Our draft team, led by Kent Swanson, will be taking a closer look at all three of these prospects later this month.