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.
Pre-draft visits and workouts: #Florida RB Jordan Scarlett has a visit with the #Steelers today. ... #Bama RB Damien Harris is visiting the #Cowboys Wednesday ... #Houston LB Emeke Egbule worked out for #Saints yesterday and has 30 visits with the #Chiefs today, #Texans tomorrow— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 2, 2019
The second player is BYU linebacker Sione Takitaki, who Ian Rapoport says could be as high as a mid-rounder.
Interesting draft sleeper: #BYU LB Sione Takitaki. Thanks in part to missing 2016 for an Honor Code violation, he wasn’t even rated by most scouting services. Now, could be a mid-rounder. The #Titans are working him out today, then he visits the #Chiefs Wednesday & Thursday.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 2, 2019
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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