2nd Round Pick McBride Signs Three-Year Deal

The Chiefs have come to terms with rookie DL Turk McBride, their second-round draftMcBride pick.  The deal is for three-years accodring to reports.  The 6-foot-4, 275 pounder is mobile and should play on the Chiefs D-line on a regular basis with a shot to start down the road.  With McBride under contract, only two of the Chiefs draft choices, first-round wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and fifth-round kicker Justin Medlock, remained without deals.  Below is the scouting report on McBride:

The good: McBride is an athletic, mobile player who has been a key performer on the Vols’ front four. He has the athletic package that NFL scouts seek in a pro prospect, combining quick footwork and hands with the speed to make plays. He is a lean athlete with the initial quickness to be a factor in both run and pass defense. He has the ability to get after the passer with the burst to gain penetration, and the reach to keep blockers off his body. He has the frame for growth potential, combining size, agility and good functional power to be a fine pro prospect with further development.

The bad: He struggles to anchor on the inside and gets engulfed easier against bigger interior blockers. He does not handle the double-team block well and gets consistently washed out of the play against that blocking scheme.

Outlook: He is a solid top-200 prospect with NFL starting ability if he continues to develop. He is a tough competitor with the athletic ability and production to be a fine pro in either a 3-4 or 4-3 set. He is a fine late-round addition, and is capable of being one of the steals of his class and a quality pro starter.

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