In a draft full of surprises, some questioned why the Seattle Seahawks used a fourth round pick on Georgia WR Kris Durham. After all, the 6’5″ Durham wasn’t even invited to the scouting combine. But Seattle GM John Schneider says he took a call from the Chiefs after making the selection.
“They had a prior workout with him this week,” Schneider said. “So it was pretty cool after you pick a guy to have a team like that call and say, ‘That was a great pick.’ ”
So at least someone outside of Seattle was impressed with a pick that was part of a draft many analysts considered among the least impressive in the league.
If the Chiefs had ended up drafting Durham, he would have been playing across the parking lot from his brother-in-law, Kansas City Royals pitcher Blake Wood.
Leading up to the draft, Durham was one of the “Under The Radar” SEC players that I thought could fit with the Chiefs. The Seahawks took another one of those players, LB K.J. Wright, in the same round as Durham.
Once Scott Pioli decided to go with Jonathan Baldwin in the first round, it seemed like the Chiefs were done at wide receiver for the day. Though when you look at the guys that are coming back, it’s easy to see why Kansas City will still be looking for help at wide receiver, especially if Dexter McCluster plays more out of the backfield.
Look for another big receiver to be among the undrafted free agents signed once the labor situation gets resolved.