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April 16, 2014

Wednesday links: Chiefs reportedly meet with Georgia QB Aaron Murray

First up, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray has his pro day today. In a profile of Murray, USA Today’s Jim Corbett writes that the Chiefs met with him Tuesday night.

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The Chiefs and NFL by beat writer Terez Paylor

From here on out, I’ll occasionally compile links to interesting stories and put them on the blog.

First up, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray has his pro day today. In a profile of Murray, USA Today’s Jim Corbett

writes that

the Chiefs met with him Tuesday night.

First of all, I’m not sure how much I’d read into it. Chiefs general manager John Dorsey believes in being thorough, so I believe they’ve conducted interviews with most of the prospects you’ve heard about. And last I heard, Tyler Bray was exactly what the Chiefs thought he would be last season, which is a good thing. But he still needs a big offseason to continue his progression.

In all, I think Murray could be an intriguing pick in the later rounds. He’s small (barely over 6 feet tall), his arm strength isn’t great and his deep-ball accuracy could stand to improve, but I’ve read that he’s a smart guy with good intangibles who tends to make good decisions with the football. Those are some of the traits you seek in a quarterback if you’re running the West Coast offense.

Other links

• Here’s the always-excellent Greg Bedard of MMQB.com

on Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins

and whether he’s good enough to become an elite receiver despite his size.

• Field Yates of ESPN.com

takes a quick look

at what pre-draft prospect visits really mean, and the post includes a little nugget on Eric Berry’s interview with the Chiefs in 2010.

• Peter King’s MMQB

is jam-packed

with some interesting draft nuggets.

• Mel Kiper Jr. and Ron Jaworski of ESPN

each picked

their top five quarterbacks in the draft.

• According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the

Titans had Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in for a visit Monday. That makes sense ― the new staff isn’t married to Jake Locker, and Garoppolo seems to be a fast-riser.

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