The Chiefs continue to do their due diligence on secondary players in the wake of the Marcus Peters trade and imminent release of safety Ron Parker. They’ve scheduled several formal interviews with a number of defensive backs at the NFL scouting combine, The Star has learned.
Cornerbacks who have confirmed formal interviews with the Chiefs include Louisville's Jaire Alexander, Tennessee's Rashaan Gaulden, Auburn's Carlton Davis, Louisiana State's Donte Jackson and Wisconsin's Nick Nelson.
Trey Walker of Louisiana-Lafayette, a safety, has also confirmed a formal interview with the Chiefs.
There are 336 players at this year’s NFL combine, and teams are allowed to conduct 60 formal interviews. These are essentially 15-minute sessions in which the player is brought to the team’s suite in Indianapolis and quizzed about a variety of subjects.
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A year ago, the Chiefs formally interviewed quarterback Patrick Mahomes. They eventually traded up 17 spots to select Mahomes with the 10th overall pick in the NFL Draft. In 2016, the Chiefs formally met with defensive end Chris Jones at the NFL combine, and he ended up being their first pick that year. And in 2015, they formally met with cornerback Marcus Peters at the combine and they took him with the 18th pick in the draft.