Chiefs Grab Another Defender In 3rd

With their own selection in the third round Saturday night, the Chiefs drafted Allen Bailey, a DE/LB from the University of Miami.

A 6-3, 285-pound native of Sapelo Island, Georgia, played in 50 games with the Hurricanes over the last four years, starting 27 times and totaling 103 tackles and 12 sacks. He was named All-ACC twice in his career. Last year in a game against North Carolina, he had a career high 3.5 sacks.

Bailey spent most of his time at defensive end in Miami’s 4-3 defense, sometimes moving inside to tackle, especially in passing situations. He said in the run up to the NFL Draft that he was most comfortable playing as a 4-3 DE, something he obviously will not do with the Chiefs.

Sapelo Island is located off the coast of Georgia and required him to take a boat ride every morning to attend school on the mainland. He was one of the most sought after schoolboy players coming out of McIntosh County Academy. He grew up in the largest town on the Island called Hog Hammock.

12 Responses to “Chiefs Grab Another Defender In 3rd”

  • April 29, 2011  - el cid says:

    This one is a question mark to me but most others I had good opinions on are gone. Might still see a QB but are there any decent NT or RT left? Might see a RB or WR to help out, just not sure.

  • April 29, 2011  - el cid says:

    PS not a lot of love from NFL channel. Did not say a thing about this kid. A little paraniod I guess.

  • April 29, 2011  - Blake says:

    Not a huge fan of his, sounds like he doesnt play up to potential and is more of a great athlete but not a great football player.

  • April 29, 2011  - Tim says:

    Couldn’t figure this one out w/ Stanzi on the board as well as the big NT from Hampton & the WR Gates.

  • April 29, 2011  - Michael says:

    This is an interesting pick. I’m not sure they will move Bailey to linebacker. They might try to beef him up, and keep him on the D Line. Think Wallace Gilberry, but more stout. If they can bring back Edwards and S. Smith, the D Line is looking good. I’d still like to see them draft a pure NT, and was kind of hoping for Powe. Maybe they will get one in round 4. Or, they could pick up a guy like Justin Banaan, former Ravens and Broncos NT.

  • April 29, 2011  - Blake says:

    yeah I think he is going to be a 34 DE. I mean he is 288 and not much of a pass rusher, I am thinking DE.

  • April 29, 2011  - SG says:

    Hmm passed on Powe from Ole Miss…something we should know? Apparently Big Ron getting ran over by teams late in the year two years running doesn’t matter.

  • April 30, 2011  - el cid says:

    I cannot figure out playing time. Take last year’s roster players, add this kid, add another NT or free agent…..then there is not enough playing time for that many? Something has to give. Cut Edwards, no NT left, cut Jackson, unthinkable (so far he does not play much), move guys to LB and cause a glut there with non starter types. Very strange.

  • April 30, 2011  - Ed says:

    This is a solid pick don’t know whole lot about this kid but from what I read he’s a very talented player with good upper body strength and good motor. Besides he’s from the U I don’t see many bust coming out of that school

  • April 30, 2011  - el cid says:

    Will not question you opinions but “solid pick don’t know whole lot about this kid” oxymoron? The PR on every draft choice is what a outstanding kid with huge up side, just what the team needs. I think a decent kid but how it fits together?

    He will make the roster but if he cannot play some NT, we got to many DE on roster, that is all I am saying.

  • April 30, 2011  - ChuckP says:

    Ya I fully agree with El Cid. When the Chiefs actually picked Allen Bailey the NUMBSKULLS ON NFL NETWORK broke for commercial break. I was so pissed at them!!!!! I never did hear a comment on him from Mayock and then they just went on to the next pick, like the kid never even existed. Seems like we never get the respect that we deserve. Its the same way on my sirius radio too. Never much respect for our BELOVED CHIEFS. I hope someday we shove the football right down their throats so we finally get some respect.

  • April 30, 2011  - el cid says:

    We went to many years on no respect and bad teams and that bugs us, guess we are all a little nuts. With the success of Poili, Haley, and young players, got to figure the time for being ignorred is OVER.

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