Draft prospects drawing interest from Chiefs

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The Chiefs are fully engaged in checking out prospects ahead of the 2015 NFL Draft, which starts April 30 and ends May 2.

Feb 21, 2015; Indianapolis; Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett catches a pass during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 21, 2015; Indianapolis; Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett catches a pass during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

And the team’s focus shifts from school Pro Day workouts to private individual player workouts at schools, a maximum of 30 player visits to the Chiefs training facility and the local Pro Day workout on April 10.

Note the below is not a complete list of players the Chiefs have checked out since January, as there are additional prospects reported by other media outlets.

[UPDATE: ArrowheadPride.com, recently published a comprehensive inventory of players linked to the Chiefs.]

The following list only includes players independently confirmed by ChiefsDigest.com through various sources or direct interviews with respective prospects. This compilation will update accordingly leading to the draft as more information becomes available and is confirmed:

WIDE RECEIVER

• Tyler Lockett, Kansas State: Formal interview at Combine and worked out for Chiefs in Manhattan, Kan.
• Devante Davis, UNLV: Formal interview at Combine
• Devin Funchess, Michigan: Met with Chiefs at Combine
• Austin Willis, Emporia State: Pro Day
• Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri/Oklahoma: General manager John Dorsey said at the Combine the Chiefs were meeting with Green-Bekham

OFFENSIVE LINE

• T/G Jamil Douglas, Arizona State: Met with Chiefs at Combine
• T/G Cedric ‘Jeremiah’ Poutasi, Utah: Met with Chiefs at Combine
• T Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M: Met with Chiefs at Combine
• G A.J. Cann, South Carolina: Met with Chiefs at Combine
• C Matthew Reese, Tuskegee: Pro Day

DEFENSIVE LINE

• DT Marcus Hardison, Arizona State: Met with Chiefs at Senior Bowl
UPDATED, April 9: DT/DE Tory Slater, West Georgia: Chiefs are among teams showing interest after Slater’s Pro Day workout on March 9, according to a source. Slater performed 31 bench-press repetitions during his Pro Day in front of representatives from the New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks. He is currently scheduled for visits with the Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

LINEBACKER

• ILB Ramik Wilson, Georgia: Formal interview at Combine
• ILB Ben Heeney, Kansas: Observed talking to Chiefs at Pro Day
• OLB Ryan Mueller, Kansas State: Scheduled to participate in Chiefs local Pro Day

Sep 20, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI; Utah defensive back Eric Rowe (18) delivers a hit on Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess (1) in the first quarter at Michigan Stadium. Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 20, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI; Utah defensive back Eric Rowe (18) delivers a hit on Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess (1) in the first quarter at Michigan Stadium. Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

DEFENSIVE BACK

• CB/S Eric Rowe, Utah: Formal interview at Combine
• CB Damian Swann, Georgia: Informal interview at Combine
• CB Ronald Darby, Florida State: Informal interview at Combine
• CB JaCorey Shepherd, Kansas: Observed talking to Chiefs at Pro Day
• CB De’Vante Bausby, Pitt State: Pro Day and scheduled to participate in Chiefs local Pro Day
• S Chris Hackett, TCU: Formal interview at Combine
• S Gerod Holliman, Louisville: Informal interview at Combine
UPDATED, April 10: CB Randall Evans, Kansas State: The Chiefs hosted Evans on April 7, according to a source.

NOTABLES

The Chiefs were represented at the following Pro Days, according to sources:

• QB Michael Strauss, Richmond: Chiefs attended Strauss’ workouts at Richmond and Florida Atlantic
• WR Kenny Cook, Gardner-Webb
• WR Jaelen Strong, T/G Jamil Douglas and DT Marcus Hardison, Arizona State
• WR Phillip Dorsett, T Ereck Flowers and ILB Denzel Perryman, Miami
• DE Billy Dobbs, Troy
• DE/OLB Shane Ray, Missouri
• DE/OLB Matt Longacre, Northwest Missouri
• CB Byron Jones, UConn
• CB Damian Swann and ILB Ramik Wilson, Georgia

UPDATED, April 10: LOCAL PRO DAY

The Chiefs didn’t publish a list of participants, but the following players are confirmed as attending:

• OLB Ryan Mueller, Kansas State
• CB De’Vante Bausby, Pittsburg State
• S Keeston Terry, Pittsburg State
• P Christian Brinser, Missouri
• DB Dexter McDonald, Kansas
• DT Lucas Vincent, Missouri
• LB Victor Simmons, Kansas

April 17, 2014; Manhattan, KS: Chiefs QB coach Matt Nagy (left) offers instructions to K-State QB Jake Waters. Credit: 360 Sports, LLC.

April 17, 2014; Manhattan, KS: Chiefs QB coach Matt Nagy (left) offers instructions to K-State QB Jake Waters. Credit: 360 Sports, LLC.

UPDATED, April 14: LOCAL PRO DAY ADDITIONS

• QB Max Shortell, Jacksonville State
• WR Justin McCay, Kansas
• TE Marcus Wright, Northwest Missouri
• DL Matt Acree, Drake
• CB DeRahn Williams, MidAmerica Nazarene
• DL T.J. Randall, Central Arkansas
• DL Deron Bruce, Ottawa University
• RB Kelwin Burke, Avila
• WR Da’Veion Sullivan, Avila

UPDATED, April 17:

• QB Jake Waters, Kanas State: Chiefs QB coach Matt Nagy was in Manhattan working out Waters, who held a make-up Pro Day workout after missing the March 10 school Pro Day. Waters, who underwent shoulder surgery in January, threw more than 50 passes and the entire route tree.