Finally the South squad got their chance in Ladd Peebles Stadium Tuesday and they made the most of their opportunity. It was also the debut for Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan.
One of the big items to come out of the Senior Bowl this week was Brennan's Monday weigh-in, when he came in at just 185 pounds. On the field Tuesday afternoon, he looked small and his quirky delivery baffled some onlookers.
A Chicago Bears scout told me Brennan's delivery was reminiscent of Jake Plummer. The Chiefs have a mild interest in Brennan, but they, like everyone else aren't thrilled with his mechanics. He can fire the ball, but when he has to put any touch on it tends to hang in the air a long time.
Brennan was the best of the bunch, but that's not saying much at all. Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge was pretty bad and so was Kentucky's Andre Woodson. It's clear at this stage the North squad has better quarterbacks.
Heath Benedict (Newberry College) - At first glance he has the size (6-foot-5, 332 pounds) to play in the NFL, but he's definitely a project with upside. He needs to make better use of his upper body strength but he has a good feel for the game. With the right coaching he could turn into an overachiever
Chris Williams (Vanderbilt) - If you're a Chiefs fan this is a guy to keep your eye on. Kansas City's brass really likes him and thinks he has the potential to be a starter. He's strong, physical and mentally tough and those are all good things to have as the Chiefs look for starters next year.
Brandon Coutu (Georgia) - This kid has an extremely strong leg. He was drilling field goals from 40 yards out today with 20 yards to spare, and the kicks were right down the middle. The Chiefs signed a couple of young kickers last week and didn't fare well picking a placekicker last year, but Coutu has it all. He's definitely someone to consider on the second day this April.
Dre Moore (Clemson) - He's fast to the ball and strong. Finding another outside pass rusher isn't the biggest need for the Chiefs, but there are several good ones on the South squad. Moore also seems to have a bit of a mean streak.
Darrell Robertson (Georgia Tech) - If the Chiefs go after Robertson nobody will know him better than new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. Robertson blew up most of the tackles he faced this afternoon. In both one-on-one drills and 11-on-11's he played at the same speed and owned the offensive backfield.
Jeremy Thompson (Wake Forest) - Another guy like Robertson who has a high motor and has a quick first step. He reminds me of Jared Allen a bit in that not only can he rush the passer, he's solid against the run.
Leodis McKelvin (Troy) - Great speed and can close in on receivers. I was impressed with his all-around game. He's a first-round talent but not quite good enough to go where the Chiefs pick. He can be a shutdown Cover 2 corner for any of the 32 NFL teams. Kansas City's scouts love him.
Eric Price - Herm Edwards told me Eric Price will be joining the staff as the new wide receivers coach. Dick Curl will continue to coach quarterbacks this year. Edwards wasn't disappointed that Karl Dorrell chose the Dolphins over the Chiefs at the last minute. He would have likely been a one-and-done coach in Kansas City as he's on the fast track to becoming an NFL offensive coordinator.
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