The Kansas City Chiefs added six rookies over the weekend in the first six rounds of the NFL Draft. They followed that up Monday by signing six undrafted free agents.
Ben Johnson, LB, Tennessee-Martin
Daniel Sorensen, S, BYU
Darryl Surgent, WR, Louisiana-Lafayette
David Van Dyke, CB, Tennessee State
Charcandrick West, RB, Abilene Christian
Albert Wilson, WR, Georgia State
All of the undrafted free agents will be fighting for playing time at positions desperately in need of help right now. The two players that immediately jump out are Surgent and Wilson. The Chiefs didn’t add any receivers in the draft and are in the process of replacing their punt and kick returners, roles both players can fill.
Surgent owns the UL-Lafayette record for return yards, while Wilson put up a whopping 2,283 all-purpose yards as a senior at Georgia State and brings blazing 4.38 speed to Kansas City.
As Andy Reid gets his rookies together for a minicamp on May 24th, the draft picks and undrafted free agents will be joined by a handful of players attending on a tryout basis. Once Reid and GM John Dorsey get a good look at what their batch of rookies can offer, we’ll likely see some more shuffling of the roster.