As the Kansas City Chiefs take a look at several undrafted free agents and rookies, it’s hard to know, as fans, who will stand out among the crowd. Chris Burke at Sports Illustrated has a list of the top undrafted free agents in each team’s camp to help provide someone to watch for.
For the Kansas City Chiefs, Burke says that Auburn defensive back Neiko Thorpe is the one to watch although he also gives a nod to linebacker Dexter Heyman and offensive lineman Cam Holland.
“The Chiefs need safeties, so Thorpe and Tysyn Hartman will get their cracks<’ writes Burke. “There are questions about Thorpe’s character, and he can get lost on film, but he also had 102 tackles in 2011 playing an SEC schedule. That’s gotta count for something.”
The Chiefs certainly have a need for more cornerback and safety depth after last season’s injuries exposed the drop off in talent from starters like Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis. The Chiefs drafted De’quan Menzie from Alabama in the fifth, but there’s room for more.