The Kansas City Chiefs rookies arrived yesterday for the team’s rookie mini-camp that runs today through Sunday, and it’s an exciting time for the recent draftees and undrafted free agents in house. From Dontari Poe, the team’s first round draft choice, to myriad other hopefuls, this weekend is their first step to making an NFL roster.
Much of the weekend is about getting an introduction to the team and its facilities and personnel. There will be a physical, team meetings, and practice sessions through the weekend. There will also be a rookie luncheon to meet former players and staff. From the team’s website:
Slated to attend the rookie luncheon are Pro Football Hall of Famers Bobby Bell, Len Dawson, Willie Lanier and Jan Stenerud and Emmitt Thomas. Chiefs Hall of Famers Deron Cherry and Will Shields will also be in attendance along with former player and current scout Willie Davis, as well as former player and Chiefs Ambassador Danan Hughes.
The former players will eat lunch with the rookies and educate the team’s newest players on the history of the franchise. Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt will also attend the luncheon and officially welcome the rookies to the organization.
The Chiefs hope this class helps round out depth and impact along the line while also improving competition at several other key positions.