INDIANAPOLIS – Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi is sidelined as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered during the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 29, 2014.
But that hasn’t prevented him from being present at the NFL Scouting Combine where he has drawn plenty of interest as one of the draft’s top tackles despite the injury.
The 6-5, 306 pound Ogbuehi said Thursday he has met with 26 teams, including the Chiefs.
Ogbuehi told ChiefsDigest.com in the hallway after his main media session the Chiefs talked to him about right tackle.
And that spot is a position of need considering the Chiefs’ 2014 starter, Ryan Harris, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10.
While he can play offensive tackle and guard, Ogbuehi said he is willing to do what is required.
“I’ll play whatever,” Ogbuehi said.
Ogbuehi said he had four first-round grades in January 2013 before he chose to return to school.
The decision could prove costly. His injury likely played a large role in where Ogbuehi is currently slotted, as CBS Sports and NFLDraftScout.com project him as a third-round pick.
Still, he hopes to be ready when teams report for training camp and potentially contribute in 2015.
“Probably when I get my conditioning down,” Ogbuehi said. “But once I get there, I’ll pick it up pretty fast.”
Ogbuehi was a member of an Aggies offensive line that produced two first-round picks: Luke Joeckel in 2013 and Jake Matthews in 2014.