Rookie Mini-Camp Update 5/8

From the Truman Sports Complex

The Chiefs had 33 rookies on the field Friday afternoon for their first practice session of the team’s rookie mini-camp.

“Their heads were spinning to say the least,” head coach Todd Haley said of the group that had meetings Thursday night and Friday morning and physical testing.  “There’s a lot going on for them. They are getting a lot of stuff thrown at them.”

All eight of the team’s draft choices were part of the camp, along with 12 rookie free agents.  That would mean 13 players were on the field as tryouts.

“As far as practice went, there were a lot of errors out there, no doubt about it.  I know it’s bigger than a handful.  It’s hard to evaluate them on that (practice), but there are guys that pass the eye test, clearly.”

The players went through a mini-combine session Friday morning, as the players went through physical drills like they do at the NFL Scouting Combine each year: 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, etc.  “There are some smaller school guys who didn’t go to the combine, or we didn’t see their workout, so it helps with that,” Haley said of the physical testing. “To me, as we get on down the road, and you have two, three, four years of those, you have a little benchmark to look at guys.  It’s at your place, there  is no advantage to anybody.”

The group will have two practices on Saturday and then finish up with one on Sunday.

6 Responses to “Rookie Mini-Camp Update 5/8”

  • May 8, 2009  - anonymous says:

    Give em Hell Tod!

    Pun intended.

  • May 8, 2009  - alex k says:

    let us know if anyone stands out, or if you at least hear from a source that someone did…Id love to know more about how Q Lawrence is doing on the 40 with coming back from surgery.

  • May 9, 2009  - findthedr says:

    Was the press allowed to see any of the practices, or have results from the mini-combine?

    Everything in this article is straight from the Q&A Haley gave 5/8/09

  • May 9, 2009  - anonymous says:

    I have to hand it to the author though, he was the one who asked Haley the more relevant questions, imo.
    Having said that, I’m still a little foggy on this thing about guys with less than one year of service, and who is allowed to attend these camps and who isn’t. If anyone could maybe provide a five minute block of instruction on this topic, I’m sure others too, would find it informative.

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