5 Undrafted Free Agents Most Likely to Make Kansas City Chiefs' Roster in 2012
With every new NFL rookie draft class comes a new batch of undrafted free agents that are dispersed around the league.
Every year, teams are looking to find their own version of Adrian Foster or Victor Cruz that could eventually become a star in each set of undrafted rookies that they sign.
However, many of them are just looking to make an NFL roster and finally see their dreams come true of playing pro football.
Here are five UDFAs that have the best shot at making the Kansas City Chiefs' roster this season.
ILB Dexter Heyman
Dexter Heyman could very well turn out to be one of the better UDFA pickups by KC this year.
The ILB prospect flew under the radar this year after collecting 90 tackles, 4.5 sacks and three interceptions in his senior season at Louisville last season.
Heyman is a valuable defender because of his versatility that he brings to the linebacker position, as he can play on the outside or inside, and has a high IQ for the game of football as well.
If he has a good camp, Heyman has a great chance to make this roster as a backup inside linebacker, given how thin the Chiefs are at that position.
S Tysyn Hartman
Safety Tysyn Hartman is the first of two local college products to make this list.
The Wichita, Kan., native made a name for himself at K-State, where he start the past three seasons at strong safety for the Wildcats. While he was there, Hartman earned a reputation as a tireless worker that didn't take any plays off on defense.
With the Chiefs still needing more depth at safety, Hartman could be a nice addition to this roster for the '12 season.
TE Tim Biere
Tight end Tim Biere is an intriguing prospect for this Chiefs' team.
The ex-Kansas Jayhawk is a well-rounded TE, considering he is a solid blocker and can be a threat in the passing game as well.
Also, with his 6'4", 250-pound frame, he already possesses NFL size for a tight end. If Biere can play up to his potential, he is a real shot at making this team as the No. 3 or No. 4 tight end—assuming KC decides to carry that many on its roster coming out of camp.
WR Josh Bellamy
Wideout Josh Bellamy is yet another former Louisville Cardinal that flew under the radar enough to go undrafted this year.
Although he wasn't extremely productive from his wide receiver position in college, Bellamy is still an explosive player that can do some special things when he gets the ball in his hands.
If he plays his cards right, the 22-year-old speedster has a decent shot at making KC's final 53-man roster coming out of camp.
It also doesn't hurt your chances at making an NFL roster when your head coach is already singing your praises.
DE Ethan Johnson
Former Notre Dame defensive end Ethan Johnson is another played who went undrafted that plays with a high motor and has some upside at the next level.
Johnson registered five sacks in his junior campaign with the Fighting Irish before an ankle injury forced him out of several games in his senior year.
If he makes this team, Johnson could provide some sorely needed depth at defensive end.
Plus, it never hurts to have too many pass-rushers on your roster in today's NFL.