INDIANAPOLIS — NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock spoke to reporters Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Here are some of the highlights of his remarks on players that might interest the Chiefs:
By TEREZ A. PAYLOR
The Kansas City Star
• On players who caught his eye through the first two days of testing:
I think (quarterback) Logan Thomas from Virginia Tech is a huge wild card. He has no footwork whatsoever but he delivers the ball so beautifully. As far as running backs, I think (Jerick) McKinnon from Georgia Southern is a real wild card in this draft, he can play corner or safety and he had a big day today.
I thought at the wide receiver position, Southern Californias) Marqise Lee didnt run as fast as I expected, but hes still the player I think he is. I was really impressed with the (Texas) A&M kid and the day he had, Mike Evans. Ran well, caught the ball extremely well. (Oregon States Brandin) Cooks had a really good day, ran fast. Hes a kid that I think made a statement today that Im a first-round pick, and this is one of the best wide-receiver drafts Ive ever seen so that was significant.
• On quarterbacks who could go in the middle rounds:
Whats (LSUs Zach) Mettenberger going to be down the road? Hes got to get over that ACL injury but he still might be a third or fourth-round pick. Aaron Murray from Georgia, coming off an ACL might be a fourth or fifth-round pick. I think (Eastern Illinois Jimmy) Garoppolo, I saw him throw a couple balls inaccurately today but hes got a very quick release, the ball comes out well and I think hes a second or third-round guy.
Another wild card, Tom Savage from Pittsburgh, is a big, strong kid that can throw the football.
• On Vanderbilt receiver Jordan Matthews:
I thought at the Senior Bowl he struggled separately a little bit ... I thought he was a 4.55 guy coming off the Senior Bowl, I liked his tape at Vandy, because hes the most productive receiver in SEC history, and then he comes out today and runs 4.4 ... so that tells me Ive got to go back and watch more of the Matthews kid from Vandy because Im not sure what he is, yet.
| Terez Paylor, email@example.com