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2022 NFL draft: Kansas City Chiefs top-30 visit, workout tracker – Chiefs Wire

It’s the season for pre-draft visits and private workouts for NFL teams. But what exactly goes on in those prospect visits or private workouts with draft-eligible players?
First, we’ll start with the top-30 visit. Every team is allotted 30 prospects visits at team facilities with draft prospects each year. Teams can use these on whichever draft-eligible players they want, be it high-value targets who could be selected in the first round or players who might not be drafted at all.
While players are on top-30 visits they’ll have a chance to meet with coaching staff members, front office executives and tour the team facilities. Teams will often go over a player’s game film with them in order to try and get a better understanding of their football knowledge and how they study the game. They’ll also just generally spend time with them to get to know the person behind the player and get an idea of how they’d fit in team culture and within the community.
On some occasions, players will meet with the medical and training staff for an evaluation if they had an injury or medical condition in college. This was key for the team eventually drafting a player like Trey Smith, who dealt with a blood-clotting issue in college.
Private workouts are distinct and separate from top-30 visits. These are when scouts or coaches schedule an on-field workout with a player, usually at a player’s school or a pre-determined location. Under no circumstances are they held at a team facility, though. Coaches and scouts can put prospects through pro-day timing events or have them participate in various football exercises and drills, simulating what might take place in practice or on gameday.
Really, both private workouts and top-30 visits are just another way for teams to gather more information on prospects. They don’t necessarily denote that a team is “high” on a player. Sometimes top-30 visits happen with a complete absence of draft interest, but instead to create the illusion of interest in the eyes of other teams. The NFL can be deceptive like that.
The Kansas City Chiefs have already scheduled or completed several visits with a number of prospects. Below you’ll find a list of those prospects, which we’ll keep up to date leading up to the draft:
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A versatile defensive back with success playing both cornerback and safety, Gilbert is someone that teams are doing some extra work on. He had a great showing at his pro-day workout and a productive 2021 season in the C-USA.
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The other Alabama receiver recovering from an ACL injury, Metchie’s visit was too likely medical in nature. He’s been one of the most productive receivers in FBS football over the past two seasons, so it’s not a shock to see K.C. doing their homework.
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One of the fast-rising quarterback prospects in the draft, Oladokun is a dual-threat passer who has seen success at two different FCS programs. Teams are intrigued by his size, athleticism and accuracy.
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The FBS co-leader in interceptions for the 2021 season, Woods is a highly-athletic safety prospect. He has the range to play single-high, but also the athleticism to shift down into the box and cover tight ends and slot receivers.
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One of the most productive receivers in college football over the past two seasons, Roberson was a go-to option in the Wake Forest offense. He boasts strong hands and body control, while running clean routes and finding open space against zone coverage.
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The first offensive line visit reported for Kansas City, Demark is a hulking offensive tackle prospect with the versatility to play both left and right tackle spots. He’s pegged as an early Day 3 player and could be viewed as competition at the right tackle position.
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One of the top receivers in the 2022 NFL draft comes to town for a top-30 visit. The team wants to get a better sense of how he’s recovering from his ACL injury that happened during the national championship game.
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Add a tall, outside, press cornerback to the list for Kansas City. Watson was a two-year starter for the Cougars after transferring from a junior college. He put together a strong pre-draft circuit and now has himself in contention to be a Day 2 draft pick.
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An athletic unicorn, Watson fits the profile of what the Chiefs seem to be looking for. He has some issues with drops and is one of the older rookies in this draft class, but getting some extra time with him is a wise move if you’re Kansas City. He’s also a legacy, with his father Tim Watson playing safety for the Chiefs in the mid-90s.
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One of the most productive cornerbacks in the MAC, Womack is a bit undersized by NFL standards. He makes up for it with his ball skills, speed and arm length.
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Likely the top draft-eligible player to hail from an HBCU, Williams overwhelms receivers with his length. He’s really the perfect option for a team looking to replace Charvarius Ward’s presence on the outside.
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A developmental cornerback prospect out of a Division II school, Junior is a projected Day 3 pick after standing out at the Senior Bowl in February. He has the makings of a four-phase special teamer who could become key depth in the cornerback room for Kansas City.
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A receiver from Patrick Mahomes’ alma mater, Ezukanma is an intriguing prospect with some versatility to his game. Not only did he lead the Texas Tech Red Raiders in receiving for the last three years running, but he also can work out of the backfield with 10 carries for 138 yards and two rushing touchdowns in 2021.
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A snub from the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine, Toure is taking visits with some very good teams after an impressive pre-draft circuit. Look for him to potentially be drafted earlier than expected.
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This is probably the most notable prospect to take a top-30 visit given the departure of Tyreek Hill. Pickens tore his ACL in March of 2021, so this is likely a medical-related top-30 visit. It’s also possible they want to know more about his character as he has a history of maturity issues that have popped up on the field.
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Another player who is likely coming in on a top-30 visit due to medicals, Greer has been working his way back from a bad knee injury for two seasons now. He was once a promising prospect, so should the training staff feel comfortable with the injury he could be an intriguing addition.
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A top-30 visit with an underrated corner prospect shouldn’t surprise anyone given how the Chiefs have approached the position since Brett Veach has been in charge. McMillian was coached by Steve Ellis at ECU, who also coached both Charvarius Ward and Kevin Byard at Middle Tennessee.
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The Chiefs need depth at the running back position, so it’s no surprise that they’re doing more research on a player projected to be a Day 3 pick or priority undrafted free agent.
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A Shawnee, Kansas native, Krull got a chance to go back home and take a visit with his hometown team. The experience wasn’t lost on him.
Had a great visit with the @Chiefs yesterday back in my hometown where it all started! 🙏🏼
— Lucas Krull (@Lucas_Krull_) April 6, 2022

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After impressing at his pro day, the Chiefs brought in this HBCU standout for a visit. He’s a bit of a hybrid player with the ability to be a sub-package edge rusher and an off-ball linebacker.
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One of the earliest reported top-30 visits for the Chiefs, Wyatt is a player that is projected to be selected in the top-25 picks of the draft. Kansas City would likely have to move up to get him.
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