The South squad completed their last full-pad workout of the week this afternoon. A light practice is scheduled for tomorrow with a walk-through on Friday.
The South had some outstanding performances today in what was one of their most spirited workouts, resulting in a couple of fights breaking out.
Colt Brennan (Hawaii) - Right now it looks like he can't play at this level. If I was his agent, I'd start looking into a CFL gig. His delivery is really bad and he misfired on most of his passes downfield. His mechanics are awful at this point. Brennan is going to have to find a quarterback guru who can re-tool his approach to throwing the ball. What worked at Hawaii won't ever work in the NFL.
Andre Woodson (Kentucky) - He's reminiscent of former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham. Same delivery, same release point, same size and extremely intelligent. Nobody needs worry about Woodson scoring low on the wonderlic. Right now it appears he'll be the third quarterback taken behind Matt Ryan from Boston College and Brian Brohm from Louisville, but he's still a project who has to fall to the right team.
Tashard Choice (Georgia Tech) - You think Chan Gailey might know a little something about his former starter? As I've stated before the Chiefs are going to draft another young running back. Choice might be the perfect fit, and scouts seem to agree he's going to make a steady NFL running back. Is he a starter? Not right now, but if the Chiefs do implement a zone blocking scheme, he could find a place in KC's new offense as a backup.
Rafael Little (Kentucky) - Today was another good session for the little big man. Little looks fast and can cut back with the best of the best on either the North or South squad. He was solid for the Wildcats and he's one of those players who might fall to the team that sees his upside. Not sure if that means the Chiefs or not but he's on the radar.
Peyton Hills (Arkansas) - Most scouts believe he's going to be a fullback at the NFL level, and at 240 pounds, this stocky runner has lots of leg power. He'd be the perfect lead blocker for any team, including the Chiefs. Scouts from several teams jumped on him after the workout and the fact he played with Darren McFadden probably means he learned a few things.
Jacob Hester (LSU) - Anyone who watched LSU play this year couldn't miss Hester, who was all over the field. He can run, block and play special teams. He's one of those scrappy guys that you want on your team and the Chiefs, who are going to find some competition for Boomer Grigbsy, seem to believe Hester might be around in round four or five. He's a tough guy and his interview seemed to indicate he'd do whatever it takes to get to the big show.
Harry Douglas (Louisville) - He had a good practice Wednesday afternoon and is one of those guys who could either blow up or blow out of the mid rounds. One scout told me he has the intangibles and though he might be a bit short on talent compared to other receivers, he'll get his shot this weekend. He'll also benefit from the injury to Texas wide receiver Limas Sweed, who went back home after injuring his wrist.
Other Notes from Mobile
OT Heath Benedict (Newberry College) - He continues to mix it up and scouts are taking notice of his play on the offensive line. He had a big fight with Hampton defensive end Kendall Langford today. Benedict told me he won't back down from anyone. He'll be a late-round pick who could blossom into a gem. He'll work hard and give 110 percent on every snap.
TE Fred Davis (USC) - The Chiefs are not looking for another pass catching tight end but Davis, if he can learn to block, might be a mid-round selection with plenty of upside. With KC's emphasis on the running game this season, someone other than Tony Gonzalez is going to have to learn to block in short-yardage and goal line situations. Davis has the size (6-foot-4, 247 pounds) to do just that. His excellent hands are a bonus.
Herm Edwards - I talked with the head coach after Wednesday's practice and he seemed pleased with what he saw the last three days in Mobile. He said this team needs a lot of players and he saw some good ones on both squads.
The nice thing about this draft is that it's knee deep in offensive linemen, wide receivers, and cornerbacks. Those are Kansas City's biggest needs as they start to evaluate the 100-plus players who showed up this week.
I'm not sure which way the Chiefs are leaning at the moment, but Edwards said he thinks the team will have an opportunity to draft some good players at the top of every round. He would not put a number on how many of the KC's ten draft picks might stick on the roster come September, he did tell me this year's team would be one of the NFL's youngest.
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