UNC Linebacker Visiting Kansas City Wednesday

The Kansas City Chiefs have scheduled a visit with University of North Carolina LB Quan Sturdivant on Wednesday, a day after he meets with the Washington Redskins, according to NFP.

The 6-foot-1, 241-pounder bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times, registering a 34-inch vertical leap and a 9-7 broad jump at the NFL scouting combine.

Missing five games last season due to hamstring injury, Sturdivant finished third on the team with 61 tackles and had 8 1/2 tackles for losses with two sacks.  He intercepted a pass in the Music City Bowl.

The second best Quan in the draft — Clemson’s Da’Quan Bowers is a knee injury short of being the No. 1 overall pick — would fit in quite nicely next to Derrick Johnson in the middle of the Chiefs defense.  However, if Scott Pioli is that impressed with Sturdivant he will likely have to take him in the second round or trade up in the third.  The linebacker will have to fall a bit to last until the 86th selection, the Chiefs current third round pick.

If Kansas City didn’t have bigger fish to fry on the offensive and defensive lines, not to mention at wide receiver and outside linebacker, I would view Sturdivant as a much more realistic option.  He would seem to be the perfect player to target if the Chiefs trade out of their first round pick and acquire extra selections later in the draft.

Though it seems to be the only knock on his character, it’s still important to remember that Sturdivant was cited for drug possession in July.  Not arrested, just cited for simple possession of marijuana.

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