Kansas City Chiefs: Undrafted Free Agent LB Dexter Heyman Might Be a Gem for KC

Bill Robbins@bill_kc28Correspondent IApril 29, 2012

ILB prospect Dexter Heyman was one of the 14 UDFAs that the Chiefs have signed this year.
ILB prospect Dexter Heyman was one of the 14 UDFAs that the Chiefs have signed this year.

One of the areas of need that the Kansas City Chiefs decided not to address in the draft was inside linebacker.

They seemed content with building depth at other positions in the draft, rather than selecting a player at that position that could potentially help this team out in the future.

That was until after the draft ended.

After reviewing the Chiefs' updated list of undrafted free agent signees, one name stuck out to me the most.

That was former Louisville ILB Dexter Heyman.

Heyman is a very athletic linebacker and was one of the more underrated players at his position in this draft class.

In college, he was known for flying all over the field and making tackles wherever he could for Louisville's defense.

Last season, he tallied 83 tackles, to go along with five sacks and three interceptions.

The former Male High star also has the ability to be a rush outside linebacker, which could be beneficial for the Chiefs when they use their sub-packages, especially on passing downs.

Best of all, Heyman is a leader and was very well-respected in the locker room during his four-year career at Louisville.

Heyman still might need to bulk up some and improve his tackling more if he wants to become an elite player at the next level.

That being said, he not only has many of the physical tools to be a force in this league, but he will also have the luxury of being coached by one of the best defensive minds in the game in Romeo Crennel.

Chiefs nation should be excited about Dexter Heyman and what he could potentially bring to the table for this team down the road.