Is This Rebel Right for KC?

In free agency the Chiefs have had a clear and precise plan to upgrade their front seven. They accomplished that with the addition of linebackers Donnie Edwards and Napoleon Harris, the re-signing of defensive tackle Ron Edwards and the signing of defensive tackle Alphonso Boone. But in the draft it's becoming clear that head coach Herm Edwards is looking for some secondary help.

Warpaint Illustrated has learned Edwards flew to Las Vegas for a private workout with cornerback Eric Wright. He made a huge impression on teams with stellar workouts at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis last month.

Edwards met with him in Las Vegas on March 8 and has another private workout scheduled with the Running Rebel cornerback on March 23 on campus at UNLV.

At his Pro Day last Wednesday at UNLV, Wright was excited about the opportunity to work out in front of NFL scouts. He feels he's done everything he can to improve his draft stock.

"I'm definitely doing the things to show I'm one of the top corners in the nation, if not the top corner in this draft," said Wright. "I'm just going to keep moving from there."

His stock has risen so quickly that many NFL teams believe he will jump to the first day of the draft. Wright believes he's one of the best corners in the draft. That remains to be seen, but Edwards knows something about cornerbacks, and if he's going to work him out privately twice, that deserves some attention.

The only red flag with Wright is an off-the-field incident that forced his transfer from USC to UNLV.

Charges were not filed, but it will be something that NFL teams will surely investigate before he's drafted.

Another plus for Wright, and something that has the Chiefs excited about him, is his ability to return punts. With Dante Hall's future in limbo, Kansas City would like to find someone to replace him.

That ability combined with decent cover skills has the Chiefs excited about his potential. With a pair of aging cornerbacks in Patrick Surtain and Ty Law on the roster, cornerback is a position to keep an eye out for when Kansas City is on the clock this April.

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