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Chiefs hosting at least two linebackers this week on pre-draft visits

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Two linebackers are coming to Kansas City to meet with the Chiefs

Let’s catch up on two Kansas City Chiefs pre-draft visits we know about happening this week. The first is Houston linebacker Emeke Egbule, who reportedly had a pre-draft visit with the Chiefs on Tuesday.

The second player is BYU linebacker Sione Takitaki, who Ian Rapoport says could be as high as a mid-rounder.

Our visit disclaimer: 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.

Houston linebacker Emeke Egbule

Egbule is listed at 6 feet 4 inches and 240 pounds. As a senior in 2018, Egbule led the American Athletic Conference’s linebackers with seven passes defended. He finished the season with 69 tackles (39 solo), two interceptions, two forced fumbles, two sacks and four fumble recoveries.

We found some highlights for Egbule against Memphis—he had 11 tackles, including 1.5 for loss and one sack in the game.

Egbule’s spider graph via Mockdraftable:

BYU linebacker Sione Takitaki

Takitaki is listed at 6 feet 2 inches and 230 pounds. He had his best year as a senior in 2018, when he finished with 118 tackles (74 solo), including 9.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, three pass breakups and one forced fumble. He is the youngest of seven siblings.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid’s former tight end (with the Philadelphia Eagles), Chad Lewis, is currently the associate athletic director at BYU. Whenever Reid is connected to a BYU prospect, it’s worth paying attention. Current Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen played college football at BYU before being signed by the organization as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

Here is an interview with Takitaki from his BYU Pro Day, which includes some highlights:

Takitaki’s spider graph via Mockdraftable:

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.


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