Chiefs head coach Herm Edward, GM Carl Peterson, and offensive coordinator Chan Gailey represented the Chiefs and were the only high profile delegates from NFL teams to watch Boston College QB Matt Ryan work out during BC’s pro day back in February.
On Monday, Ryan was among a group of players again specially invited by the Chiefs for more one on one interviews. If Ryan is still available come the 5 th pick of the first round would the Chiefs take him?
They have other needs that are more pressing including offensive line and cornerback and judging from the other invitees, I would suspect the Chiefs will focus on those two positions early as well.
In additon to LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, who is now in St. Louis, along with Ryan, the Chiefs also had offensive linemen Ryan Clady of Boise State and Branden Albert of Virginia on site, as well as other offensive linemen Duane Brown of Virginia Tech and Fernando Velasco of Georgia, cornerbacks Brandon Flowers of Virginia Tech, Reggie Corner of Akron and Cary Williams of Washburn and defensive lineman Brian Johnston of Gardner-Webb.
Adam Schefter of NFL.com , shares his reasons why Ryan would be a good fit for the Chiefs. If the Chiefs had more pieces in place offensively, like an offensive line that could run block or provide time for a quarterback, then I would take Ryan over Croyle or Huard, but if the Chiefs don’t improve that offensive line first, no quarterback will succeed with that awful o-line that was responsible for a team ranked 31st in rushing.
Scott Wright of NFLdraftcountdown.com has this to say about some of the prospects the Chiefs are looking at.
Matt Ryan, QB Boston College. Off the charts intangibles and physical tools are more than adequate.
Branden Albert, OG Virginia. Has superb size (6-7, 315) and could project to either guard or tackle.
Ryan Clady, OT Boise State. You won’t find many guys this size with such good feet and athleticism
Glenn Dorsey, DT LSU. Simply one of the best defensive tackle prospects we’ve seen in years.