GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 05: Javaris Davis #13 of the Auburn Tigers looks on during the third quarter of a game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
The book is closed on the 2020 NFL Draft, but that doesn’t mean that prospects hoping to hear their name called are without options. Given that every NFL team will likely carry a few undrafted free agents onto their active rosters this fall, it’s a frenzy after the draft to try to secure several players to bring to training camp in the hopes of unearthing the next great find.
Here’s a list of the players who have agreed to join the Chiefs as undrafted free agent.
Hakeem Bailey, CB, West Virginia
Bailey had 57 total tackles in 2019 to go with 1 interception and 9 passes defended for the Mountaineers.
Rodney Clemons, S, SMU
A slower than expected 40-yard time at the Combine hurt this hard-hitting safety’s stock, but the Chiefs might be able to take advantage here. A better bet to make the team than others.
Omari Cobb, LB, Marshall
Cobb earned solid marks in coverage from Pro Football Focus last year with Marshall. Cobb has 114 tackles, 8 quarterback hurries, and 2 sacks last year.
Javaris Davis, CB, Auburn
Davis was projected as a likelier draft pick than others on this list, so the Chiefs did well to bring him in as an undrafted free agent. There are obvious size limitations here given that Davis is only 5’8″, but he’s a tough competitor at corner who could grow into a slot corner role.
Yasir Durant, OL, Missouri
It’s not much of a surprise to see a Missouri product on this list. Durant comes with starting experience at left tackle in the SEC, which is a huge plus, but there are athleticism concerns here.
Maurice Ffrench, WR, Pitt
No that’s not a typo. It’s really Ffrench. Caught a whopping 96 passes (school record) in 2019 though only for 850 yards and 4 touchdowns. Has experience as kick returner as well.
Aliva Hifo, WR, BYU
It can’t hurt to be a BYU product on this roster (Andy Reid‘s alma mater), but Hifo is also helped by his ability to run the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds at a recent “pro day.” Has punt return experience and should be a solid special teams player.
Lavert Hill, CB, Michigan
Hill joins his college teammate, edge rusher Michael Danna, as part of the Chiefs rookie haul here. Hill was first team All-Big Ten the last two years and is one of the likelier candidates to make the team from this group.
Kalija Lipscomb, WR, Vanderbilt
Promising wideout who suffered from catching passes from four different quarterbacks for the Commodores last year. Fell from 9 touchdowns to 3 in 2019 and his yardage did the same. Very real potential here to make the leap.
Justice Shelton-Mosley, WR, Vanderbilt
Lipscomb’s teammate will also try to show what he can do with a real quarterback throwing the ball. The 5’10 receiver had only 97 receiving yards in 2019 on 14 catches.
Andrew Soroh, S, XFL
If this name seems familiar to you, it’s because he’s been on the roster before. Soroh is a safety who played in the XFL and is back for another chance to impress the coaching staff.
Tommy Townsend, P, Florida
Townsend has been punting in the SEC for a bit and now adds further competition to the mix with Dustin Colquitt and Tyler Newsome.
Tershawn Wharton, DL, Missouri S&T
The small-school prospect held his own during practices for the East-West Shrine Game. Last season, Wharton had 11.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. Had 35.5 career sacks despite being double teamed most games.
Cody White, WR, Michigan State
Has size and ball skills to make some noise and he comes from good stock (father was cornerback in NFL).
Darryl Williams, OL, Mississippi State
Williams played at left guard and center at Mississippi State, which pitted him against the best that college football had to offer. Started every game at center last year. Ceiling seems to be as a versatile role player along the offensive interior, but the Chiefs paid pretty heavily ($107K bonus) to bring him in, so maybe they see something more.
Bryan Wright, LB, Cincinnati
Wright was named First-Team All-American Athletic Conference after a year with 100 tackles, 13.5 tackles of them for a loss, 7 quarterback hurries, 3.5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.