Kansas City Chiefs 2017 NFL Offseason Guide
Rookie Minicamp: May 5th – 8th or 12th – 15th
The first glimpses of the 2017 Kansas City Chiefs roster will come when the rookies take the field for practice. The NFL gives two options for when teams can hold their Rookie Minicamps. There doesn’t appear to be much difference if choosing May 5th – 8th or 12th – 15th. Of course, every team has their own way of doing things.
Rookie Minicamps are an introduction to the NFL for the newest batch of professional football players. Here, draft picks and undrafted free agents will get an opportunity to showcase themselves to their new coaches and teammates. It will be their first chance to get a real look at an NFL playbook and to face other NFL talent.
Not everyone who gets an invite to the minicamp will get a shot in the NFL. I actually got to sit down with a player who went through last year’s Chiefs minicamp. Wide receiver Brandon Eakins didn’t end up getting a Training Camp invite, but was there for Rookie Minicamp. While this minicamp is just a path for some players, it is very much the end of the road for others.