Chiefs’ sixth-round pick (No. 203): OLB Dadi Nicolas, Virginia Tech

Pick: Round 6 (No. 203)

School: Virginia Tech

Height: 6-3

Weight: 235

Combine stats: 34  3/4 -inch arms, 10  3/8 -inch hands, 4.74-second 40-yard dash, 14 bench reps, 41-inch vertical, 116-inch broad jump, 7.04-second three-cone drill, 4.38-second 20-yard shuttle

Pro Day stats: 4.76-second 40-yard dash, 38-inch vertical, 125-inch broad jump, 4.63-second 20-yard shuttle, 7.65-second three-cone drill

How he fits: Nicolas played as an undersized defensive tackle and defensive end for the Hokies, but he projects as an outside linebacker in the Chiefs’ 3-4 system. Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton needs depth at the position because star Justin Houston’s status for the 2016 season is in doubt after knee surgery and Tamba Hali, who re-signed in the offseason, is aging and often limited in practice. Dee Ford, the Chiefs’ first-round pick in 2014, has yet to make an impact, and Nicolas figures to challenge veterans Frank Zombo and Jonathan Massaquoi, a free-agent signing from Atlanta, for reps.

Tod Palmer: 816-234-4389, @todpalmer