Chiefs Are In Columbus Today

The Kansas City Chiefs have a meeting with Ohio University WR Taylor Price in Columbus, according to NFP.

The 6’0”, 204-pound Price caught 56 passes for 784 yards and five touchdowns for the 9-5 Bobcats in 2009.   The senior wideout also ran an impressive 4.42 40-yard-dash at the combine in February.

Selecting a wide receiver at some point during the draft is a fairly obvious move for the Chiefs, who ranked 25th in passing offense (182.6 yds/gm) and 23rd in scoring (18.4 pts/gm) in 2009.

In addition, Kansas City didn’t have a single receiver who caught more than 47 passes last season.

Price—a polished route-runner with a quick first step—caught one pass for eight yards in January’s Senior Bowl.

With Dwayne Bowe and Chris Chambers (and maybe Jerheme Urban?) the Chiefs have a solid foundation set at wide receiver for 2010, but the future definitely could be brighter.  If Quinten Lawrence had shown more promise last season the need would be pushed lower on Scott Pioli’s “to do” list, but no doubt he will try to find a contributer in the 4th or 5th rounds.

Will Price still be around then?  He has done a lot during the pre-draft evaluation period to boost his stock — solid Senior Bowl Week, good combine numbers — but he is still a small school kid that in four years of playing never had that “Wow” season.  You have to take into account the offense he was playing in, but if the Chiefs are interested, I think they’ll be able to snag him with one of their final picks.

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