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Andy Reid reunited with Zac Diles to add depth to the linebacking corps
53. Thomas Gafford, LS
In the grand scheme of things, Thomas Gafford's role on the team seems trivial (and it essentially is). But an accident-prone long snapper is often a catalyst for special teams disasters.
Gafford is the definition of reliability.
52. Jalil Brown, CB
Scouts have a tendency to become enamored with a player—or vice versa—purely due to his size. Thus far, that appears to be the case with 6'1" Jalil Brown.
While he may have been blessed with an ideal frame, he usually gets smoked quicker than Snoop Dogg's dressing room.
51. Braden Wilson, FB
The Kansas State standout will face off with Anthony Sherman for reps.
In terms of lead blocking, Wilson can certainly hold his own. But Sherman's capabilities as a receiver could demote Wilson to the practice squad.
50. Jerrell Powe, DT
Powe is a 335-pound roadblock.
But in Romeo Crennel's defense, the nose tackle lagged in reading and reacting. Bob Sutton's attack-first-ask-questions-later approach could boost Powe's productivity.
49. Quintin Demps, SS
Demps entered the 2008 draft as a relatively promising safety. He hasn't fulfilled expectations, though.
Andy Reid, who drafted Demps, recently added him to the roster due to Kansas City's anemic strong safety depth. The bulk of the sixth-year veteran's playing time will be rooted in special teams.
48. Mike Catapano, OLB
A minor hamstring injury hindered his progress at OTAs, but Kansas City's final selection of the 2013 draft will battle for second-string snaps.
As a senior, Catapano was the recipient of the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Year award. He embodies a merciless motor and an array of pass-rushing moves, but his growth will ultimately depend upon his adaptation to the leap in competition.
47. Junior Hemingway, WR
Dexter McCluster recently tweaked his hamstring during OTAs, and the spotlight shining on Junior Hemingway subsequently increased its wattage.
At 225 pounds, it's impossible to miss the wideout while he's dashing down the field. Hemingway won't drop any jaws with his straight-line speed, but he adjusts to the ball well and normally snatches every pass within his wingspan.
46. Zac Diles, ILB
Diles represents a serviceable backup.
However, his production has drastically deteriorated. Diles only managed to record seven solo tackles in 2012—51 fewer than his total just two seasons ago.
45. Frank Zombo, OLB
In 2010, Frank Zombo started eight contests and posted four sacks and a pair of forced fumbles. However, nagging injuries have detoured his road to success.
Fortunately, Tamba Hali and Justin Houston have successfully eluded the injury bug in recent seasons.
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