Kansas City Chiefs Scouting Guide for the 2013 Senior Bowl
Some of the top seniors from college football are working to impress scouts one last time in Mobile, Ala. The Senior Bowl will be held on Saturday, but scouting for this week has already kicked off.
NFL scouts, coaches and general managers have a chance to judge some of the most talented seniors up close in Saturday's game before moving on to the combine.
Here is a scouting guide for the players and positions the Chiefs will be looking at closely during the Senior Bowl.
Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
Although Arkansas didn't have many wins this past year, Tyler Wilson was a bright spot for the Razorbacks during the rough 2012 year.
Wilson threw for 3,387 yards, 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions during his senior year. He has reportedly been the most consistent quarterback with his mechanics this week and looks to be the top quarterback in the Senior Bowl.
Wilson's ability to work with tight ends has impressed many scouts, which bodes well for the Chiefs. They would love to see Wilson work with Kevin Boss and Tony Moeaki.
Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
Under one of the most respected head coaches in college football, Landry Jones excelled with Bob Stoops' guidance.
Jones has the best arm among all quarterbacks who will play in the Senior Bowl.
But as CBS Sports pointed out, Jones has to prove that he can play well under pressure. Some quarterbacks in the NFL tend to struggle at times under pressure, while others have learned how to escape the heat and make a play for their offense.
If Jones can do that on Saturday, his draft stock will rise going into the combine. In the end, Kansas City might trade down and work to get Jones late in the first round.
Tommy Bohanon, FB, Wake Forest
With a new coaching staff in place, the Chiefs will run a different offense compared to the one featured in 2012.
The Chiefs must switch back to a traditional offense with a legitimate fullback. Someone like Tommy Bohanon would be a good fit for Kansas City.
Bohanon was active as a pass-catcher and a little bit as a rusher for Wake Forest. As a senior, he caught 23 passes for 208 yards and five touchdowns.
Coach Reid likes to keep his running backs and fullbacks active in the passing game. Therefore, Bohanon fits Reid's style and could be closely watched by the team this week.
Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
Off 97 receptions, Terrance Williams led the nation in receiving yards with 1,832. After working with Robert Griffin III and Nick Florence, Williams has flourished into one of the top receivers in the nation and could be taken high off the board.
The Chiefs have received minimal help from Jon Baldwin, who was taken in the first round in the 2011 NFL Draft. Williams would be big to have alongside Dwayne Bowe to help the offense move forward with a new quarterback under center.
Oday Aboushi, LT, Virginia
Branden Albert's status is up in the air with the Chiefs. If he does not have a future in Kansas City, then the Chiefs may consider Oday Aboushi—but not right away as a Week 1 starter.
Although skill position players get the most attention, Aboushi could be taken in the second round. He has a lot to offer at the left tackle spot.
The Chiefs could still use Aboushi as a viable backup if Albert and the Chiefs come to terms.
Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
The Chiefs didn't see anything good from Stanford Routt, Javier Arenas and Jalil Brown on the cornerback spot beside Brandon Flowers. The Chiefs are also still suffering from the loss of Brandon Carr.
They hope Jordan Poyer can help the defensive backs—coached by Emmitt Thomas—move forward.
Poyer is a cornerback who is expected to be taken high in the second round. Although he isn't as tall as other cornerbacks, his seven-interception season gave him a big name and will land him a spot on an NFL team in desperate need of secondary help.