After meeting with Eric Berry yesterday, the Chiefs are following that up with OT Russell Okung, according to ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson.
It is not a surprise Kansas City is spending time with Okung and Berry. Both are expected to be seriously considered by the Chiefs if they are available at No. 5, where the Chiefs select.
Left tackle is one of the Chiefs’ greatest needs and Okung is considered the best left tackle prospect available. Visits don’t necessarily mean anything, but it does confirm interest.
The Chiefs will surely be impressed with the 307-pound Okung. He was a dominant player at Oklahoma State. I attended his press briefing at the combine and he was very impressive. I’m sure the Chiefs will like what they hear during their visit.
There’s that line again, “left tackle is one of the Chiefs’ greatest needs”.
Kansas City no doubt needs to improve the play along the offensive line and that may or may not mean moving Branden Albert inside to guard. Could they give him a run at right tackle? Absolutely, but his natural position is guard and to think it’s no big deal to move a tackle from one side to the other is just silly.
Okung is huge and the Chiefs will no doubt be impressed with him. But there’s nothing that will change my mind when it comes to the team’s biggest need and that’s on the defensive side of the ball at safety. Eric Berry is the best safety prospect in recent memory and I have to believe he is the pick if he’s still on the board.