NAME – Brandon Ghee

Position – Cornerback

College –Wake Forest, earned his degree in communications.

Status – Redshirt senior (enrolled in ’05)

Size/Weight – 5-11½, 192 pounds

Age – turns 23 in early June

Important numbers – 4.37 in 40-yard dash, 15 reps on bench press, 37 inches in vertical jump, 10-feet 7 inches in broad jump.

College career – Three-year starter for the Demon Deacons, Ghee did not play in ’06 because of academic problems after his redshirt season. He did not earn any all-conference honors in three seasons. He spent ’09 as senior leader of the defense.

Stats of note – 36 games/35 stars … 154 total tackles, 25 passes broken up, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 4 forced fumbles, 1 blocked punt.

STRENGTHS – Physically gifted corner back who doesn’t mind contact; in fact he tends to go for the hit rather than the interceptions … has a very good closing burst … scouts say he can flip his hips in coverage … faster than he is quick … aggressive in run support.

WEAKNESSES – Just one career interception … is probably best suited for zone defense … needs to improve on wrapping up on tackles … missed two games in ’08 with a foot injury, missed ’09 spring ball with sprained knee and two games in ’09 due to a sprained ankle.

THE RIGHT 53? – Ghee’s career has not trended upwards; he seems to have regressed since his sophomore year, which was his big season so that marks him as an underachiever. A roller coaster player is something the Chiefs do not like, no matter the upside. However, he comes from a military background (so does Romeo Crennel) and he’s intelligent.

What he said – “I have great ability. I am a good person on and off-the-field. I have the ability to start in the NFL as a rookie. I can contribute to an NFL team right away.”

End game – There’s no question that Ghee passes the eye test; he looks and runs like a player. A corner with his skills should have been more of a playmaker over his career. The Wake Forest defense has produced some high draft picks recently in Eric Curry (Seattle) and Alphonso Smith (Denver.)

ON THE CHIEFS LIST? – Probably, but CB is not a position of need. A switch to safety could make him very desirable.

5 Responses to “DRAFT PROFILE: Brandon Ghee”

  • April 2, 2010  - Mike in MO says:

    We could have Brandon, Brandon, and Brandon in our defensive backfield, with Branden on our offensive line!

  • April 2, 2010  - JohnNdallas says:

    I disagree that Corner is not a position of need for the Chiefs. I don’t know how anyone could feel comfortable with either Carr or Leggett as starters. Now I gotta say Legget’s grade sheet is incomplete, but Carr, I don’t see him getting much better, he should bust his ass on the Teams squads and hope he can hang on there.

    The Chiefs do have Bates and Donaldson, who we’ve seen very little of. I like Bates, hoping he comes in and makes his presence felt right off.

    That’s why I would be happy with the Chiefs taking Berry, McClain OR Hayden with that 1st pick.

  • April 2, 2010  - SG says:

    “A roller coaster player is something the Chiefs do not like, no matter the upside.5-11½,…”

    And why do we want a guy who has technique and consistency issues, and can probably be outjumped by WR’s 4 inches taller or more?

  • April 3, 2010  - RatsoReily says:

    Flowers and Carr both did a nice job last year despite injury issues so I don’t see CB as a position of need. However, we do need help at the Safety position and expect the Chief’s to address that in this draft.

  • April 4, 2010  - BigJimInWisconsin says:

    No. No more Brandons … please.

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