The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting Old Dominion defensive end Tim Ward on one of their 30 pre-draft visits Thursday, according to NFL writer Eric Edholm.
Old Dominion DE Tim Ward (6-5, 255) is on a top-30 visit with #Chiefs today, per source— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) March 28, 2019
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To be clear, there are pre-draft visits and there are workouts. Players that visit the Chiefs’ facility do not physically work out — those are just visits where prospects meet the coaching staff and/or front office, as well as go through a physical. The Chiefs can work a player out someplace else, such as before or after their pro day on campus. Teams are allowed 30 players to visit their facility.
Just because the team hosts a player on a visit doesn’t necessarily mean they will maintain interest in him, but they might. Players who worked out for or visited the Chiefs prior to the draft last year include names such as Byron Pringle, Tremon Smith and Deon Yelder.
When it comes to Old Dominion’s Ward, he played in 10 games in 2018, starting six at the defensive end position. He finished with 41 tackles, including nine for loss, as well as 3.5 sacks on the season. Our draft team at Arrowhead Pride believes Ward grades out as an undrafted free agent possibility.
This sounds like a player who might get an opportunity at training camp with the Chiefs to see if he can show them something.
Here’s a fun tip-interception by Ward:
To stay informed on all the players in which the Chiefs have shown interest, be sure to check out AP’s Chiefs draft prospect visit and workout tracker.