The Kansas City Chiefs are doing their homework and taking some personal time with several of the top quarterbacks available in the 2012 NFL Draft. They will meet with Ryan Tannehill later this week, but they are also reportedly going to schedule something with Arizona State’s Brock Osweiler, who is the tallest quarterback in the draft at 6'-8", 240 lbs.
They are not the only teams taking a closer look at Osweiler, however, as even a division rival is inspecting him as a developmental pick. The Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins are among the other teams taking a closer look.
Wes Bunting believes he comes with several positives but several limitations as well, and writes, "If everything falls into place for Osweiler, meaning he develops as a quarterback mentally, has time to work at his trade and falls into a perfect fit for him physically (Steelers, Patriots, Raiders) he does have the talent to eventually fight for a starting job in the NFL. However, he rates much closer to a developmental later round pick and reminds me some of Cardinals QB John Skelton."
The Chiefs could bring in another quarterback, but after signing Brady Quinn and drafting Ricky Stanzi last season, they would have a full roster. It’s hard to tell how they would handle the glut of talent, but if the Chiefs are serious about creating competition, then that’s a good way to start.