On May 10, head coach Andy Reid and his coaching staff will kick off the Kansas City Chiefs' three-day rookie minicamp. While some newcomers will meet—and perhaps surpass—expectations, others will be forced to place their dreams on layaway.
Over the course of four months, general manager John Dorsey relentlessly scoured upcoming prospects for the Chiefs. And as the 2013 NFL draft drew to a close, Kansas City welcomed eight new talents with open arms.
The team also dominated headlines by signing a polarizing but undrafted rookie, former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray. Additionally, the organization beefed up its secondary depth by recruiting another late-round prospect who fell through the cracks, Kansas safety Bradley McDougald.
Rookies, by nature, stare down varying uphill struggles. Some are confronted with molehills; others will attempt to scale Alps.