7 Hidden Gems the Kansas City Chiefs Should Have Noticed at the Combine

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7 Hidden Gems the Kansas City Chiefs Should Have Noticed at the Combine
USA TODAY Sports|Edited by Brett Gering

As teams increasingly adopt a progressive, metrics-based outlook, the NFL combine annually glues more prying eyes than the year before. The Kansas City Chiefs are no different, and with the bulk of workouts in the rear view, John Dorsey and Co. should have their sights set on seven up-and-comers in the 2014 draft.

It should be noted cornerbacks and safeties, two of the weakest positions on Kansas City's roster, aren't scheduled to perform drills until Tuesday. Throughout the latter half of the draft, the Chiefs could also look to add depth at outside linebacker, a position whose prospects won't work out until Monday.

Cross those names off the list. 

Instead, let's analyze a batch of offensive playmakers who, until this point, have made infrequent blips on the radars of general managers.

Furthermore, while daily planners of defensive linemen mirror that of their linebacking peers, their workouts (see athleticism) hold less value, particularly in a 3-4 alignment like the Chiefs'.

The mobile mountains have recorded their bench press results, though, and power is an important factor for the road blocks in Bob Sutton's scheme. 

To this point, seven rookie hopefuls have left a lasting impression. 

 

Combine results provided by NFL.com.

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