Who might have caught the KC Chiefs’ eye during the Senior Bowl?
Every year, the Senior Bowl can be a great place for teams to evaluate draft talent as it provides scouts and evaluators an opportunity to watch players of similar draft value compete in drills to help further and confirm options and views.
The Kansas City Chiefs are in an interesting spot in which one could argue at almost any position group, they don’t have an immediate need. Upgrades can be found to be sure, but the Chiefs don’t have to go into the draft targeting a specific spot, especially early.
Without further ado, here are the players that I believe could interest the Chiefs in the upcoming draft.
KC Chiefs – Senior Bowl Standouts: Richie Grant, Safety (UCF)
No defensive back looked better consistently than Central Florida prospect Richie Grant. Grant had a great year in 2020 and was a finalist for the Thorpe Award, given annually to the top defensive back.
A good athlete with good size, Grant was perhaps one of the, if not the, biggest stars of the week. Grant measured in just under 6 feet tall, but covered a lot of ground in deep passing drills, a solid tackler with good acceleration. He showed an ability to cover receivers a bit out of the slot while also playing deep over the middle.
With Daniel Sorensen a free agent after this season and so many teams playing sub-packages that include multiple safeties on the field, the Chiefs would likely have interest in adding versatility to their defensive backfield.