Senior Bowl Blog – Monday Morning

Nick Athan recaps Monday morning's news from the Senior Bowl.

It was all about modeling this morning as players from the North and South squads paraded around in their Under Armor to be evaluated in front of nearly 1,000 NFL scouts, executives and reporters. Every player was weighed and hand, arm and height measurements were taken. It was something to be seen as hundreds of scouts attentively scribed the pertinent details down.

It was almost humorous, in fact, watching the crowd write things down in unison, lowering their heads each time and listening as a measurement was called out from the stage. It was akin to watching a tennis match, with the crowd's collective head bouncing back and forth, following the ball.

This is where the scouts earn their stripes and these measurements are the tale of the tape for some who will make NFL rosters after the second day of the draft. That's a place where the Chiefs have excelled.

A good chunk of the potential NFL hopefuls were not in the best shape, but there was a good share of physical marvels, too. Falling into neither category was Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan, who weighed in at just 185 pounds, hardly the ideal size for an NFL quarterback.

One player who stood out was Dartmouth quarterback Joe Flacco, who has caught the eye of KC's scouts. Look for our interview with Flacco up later today. He could slide into the second round, where the Chiefs might consider him.

According to one of our sources inside the organization, the plan is to draft another young quarterback and develop him along with Brodie Croyle. That sentiment appears to go in line with what Clark Hunt told the media last week.

Another player who has caught the eye of the coaches and scouts in Kansas State is Kansas State wide receiver Jordy Nelson. He's getting a lot of attention from the Chiefs and is someone to keep an eye on the next couple of months.

I sat down with Nelson after his brief fashion show. He said he'd love nothing more than to be able to play for the Chiefs next season. We'll have our interview with Nelson up later.

This afternoon the first team practices at Ladd Peebles Stadium.

Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated for more coverage from the Senior Bowl.

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