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Report: Chiefs work out Kansas State running back Alex Barnes

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Perhaps Barnes won’t have to travel too far to play pro ball.

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This I know: here’s news will excite some Kansas City Chiefs fans.

Kansas State running back Alex Barnes privately worked out for the Chiefs, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

To be clear, a private workout does not count as a “Top-30 visit,” as we’ve been describing in some of our other pieces. The private workout takes place somewhere away from the Chiefs’ facility, such as a college campus.

Kansas State running back Alex Barnes

Barnes is listed at 6 feet 1 and 225 pounds and hails from Pittsburg, Kansas. He was named to the 2018 All-Big 12 first team by the Associated Press and the 2018 All-Big 12 second team coaches poll for his outstanding redshirt junior season. Barnes had 256 carries, compiling 1,355 yards for 12 touchdowns, as well as 20 receptions for 194 yards. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com called him a “get what’s blocked” back, meaning that while he may not create a lot of opportunities himself, he could serve as a third-down option.

Here are some highlights of Barnes:

Spider graph via Mockdraftable:

Old friend BJ Kissel of Chiefs dot com called him a “prospect to watch” for the Chiefs just a couple of days ago:

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.