With the 200th pick of the NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif from McGill University in Montreal. Though he won’t be pushing Eric Fisher or Donald Stephenson for playing time in 2014, this is a late round pick that has a very high ceiling.
Duvernay-Tardif (or you could just call him Larry, his nickname) is a medical student that started off as a defensive lineman before moving to the offensive side of the ball. At 6’5″, 320 pounds, Larry will bring prototypical NFL size to the Chiefs depth chart.
One of the best stories in the draft, Larry’s days are quite packed these days. He broke down his schedule for CBS last month.
“I have a pediatric rotation from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week,” Duvernay-Tardif said. “Then a workout, then dinner, then homework and then studying film.”
During his spare time over the next five years, Larry will work on completing his schooling to receive his M.D. certificate, something we rarely get to talk about when it comes to professional athletes. Though before he worries about being a doctor, the Canadian will work on earning a spot on the Chiefs roster during training camp.
Unless the Chiefs made a last minute trade, Duvernay-Tardif will be the final selection this year for GM John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid. The focus for the team will now switch to undrafted free agents and trying to lock down the players they would have been looking to draft if they had selections in the seventh round.