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Kansas City Chiefs 2014 NFL Draft: Exploring The Late Rounds

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Kansas State Wildcats defensive back Ty Zimmerman (12) Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

S Ty Zimmerman – Kansas State: Coming in at 6 ft 1 inch tall, 204 lbs. and running a 4.57 second 40 yard dash, Ty Zimmerman is rated as the 14th best free safety. Zimmerman a Junction City, Kansas native was named to the 2013 All-Big 12 First Team along with the 2013 Associated Press All Big 12 First Team.

Zimmerman finished the season with 75 tackles and 3 interceptions, 2 of which were taken back for a Touchdown. While Zimmerman isn’t going to come in and compete for a starting spot right away he has shown a high football IQ, and he would be able to contribute to the special teams right away and would provide serviceable depth to the free safety position that desperately needs it.

TE Crockett Gillmore – Colorado State: Coming in at 6 ft 6 inches tall, 253 lbs. and running a 4.87 second 40 yard dash, Crockett Gillmore is rated as the 7th best TE. Gillmore was named to the 2013 All-Mountain West First Team after finishing the season with 47 receptions for 577 yards and 2 Touchdowns.

Gillmore was a late addition to the Senior Bowl roster but made the most of his opportunity. After impressing the coaches during practice with his size and athleticism he finished the game with 62 yards and a Touchdown.

Gillmore has the size to be a solid blocker and the athleticism to make plays in the passing game. He will likely never develop into a starting caliber TE but should be a solid second option if he can further develop his blocking.