Chiefs Rookie Minicamp has 69 Players Participating

Everything you need to know about this weekend's rookie minicamp

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Whether they were drafted, signed as a college free agent or are simply here on a tryout basis, the Kansas City Chiefs will host 69 players at their rookie minicamp this weekend at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex.

The complete list of players participating is at the bottom of the page.

These guys will go through all of the drills, learn the schemes and for lack of a better explanation, get a crash course of what will be expected of them at the NFL level.

"We all know the first day of practice, guys are trying to catch their breath, get familiar with the surroundings," Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said. "I just want to watch them move around athletically. I think we've done our due diligence in their ability to play the game of football.

"Now, it's the first time we get to see them as Kansas City Chiefs."

All nine of the Chiefs' draft picks will be in attendance this weekend, including both their first and third-round picks, cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson, who won't be able to attend OTAs that begin later this month due to NFL rules in regards to their graduation dates.

The Chiefs' second-round pick, former Missouri Tiger Mitch Morse, can't wait to get on the field wearing his new uniform.

"It's unbelievably exciting," Morse said. "This has been a dream of mine for a very long time. I'm feeling very fortunate to have the opportunity to do it."

After spending a few days around the facilities already, Morse had nothing but positive things to say about his experience in Kansas City thus far.

"I could see why Kansas City has the reputation of having some of the greatest guys in the locker room," Morse said. "Nothing but great people, selfless people, guys who as a collective unit just want to win football games."

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The players will have a walkthrough in the morning, then a scripted practice in the afternoon. The camp begins on Saturday and runs through Monday.

"They'll sit down with their individual position coaches and they will get certain schemes installed so they can perform on the field," Dorsey explained.

While Morse and the other eight draft picks dive into their new playbooks and learn their new schemes and terminology, many of the players in attendance are trying to impress those watching while on a tryout basis.

Dorsey explained the reason for having so many tryout guys in attendance.

"You want to be able to fully practice with multiple units in place," he explained. "I think that's why you increase the numbers that are invited to minicamp. It gives you another opportunity to see—you know what? Maybe this guy does belong.

"Then you watch that as they athletically move around in practice and see how they talk to the coaches and see how they absorb the playbook, see if it's a natural progression or not."

He continued.

"I think we've done a nice job over the years in terms of signing some tryout guys, and hopefully this year will be no different.

"I just like to watch them move around and see if they fit in."

While the veterans have been working out for the past few weeks with the training staff, Dorsey said there's nothing like this time of the year.

"Everybody's back in rhythm," he said. "Everybody's back and football is finally here. You sit here and you watch the grass grow all spring and all of a sudden they start painting the numbers on the field.

"There's no better feeling in the world than watching them paint those numbers on the field."

Photos from offensive morning workouts on Thursday. Phase 1 of offseason workouts rolls on.

Here is the complete list of players particpating in this weekend's rookie minicamp.

  • 41 of the 69 players are trying out
  • Six of the players hit the league requirements to participate this weekend that gained experience last year (WR Fred Williams, TE Adam Schiltz, OL Curtis Feigt, CB Aaron Hester, CB Deji Olatoye, LS James Winchester).

    Quarterbacks (4)

    NAME

    HT.

    WT.

    COLLEGE

    HOW ACQ.

    Bonner, Chris

    6-6

    231

    CSU-Pueblo

    Tryout

    Sokol, Cody

    6-1

    210

    Louisiana Tech

    Tryout

    Strauss, Michael

    6-2

    211

    Richmond

    Tryout

    Wallace, Bo

    6-3

    211

    Mississippi 

    Tryout

Running Backs (7)

NAME

HT.

WT.

COLLEGE

HOW ACQ.

Agnew, Malcolm

5-9

205

Southern Illinois

Tryout

Deleon, Alex

6-2

244

Florida Atlantic

Tryout

Garner, Manasseh

6-2

220

Pittsburgh

CFA-15

Hill, Keshawn

5-9

211

Sam Houston State

Tryout

Mundine, Jimmy

6-2

240

Kansas

Tryout

Seale, Ricky

5-9

203

Stanford

Tryout

Winkles, Logan

6-1

260

North Carolina State

Tryout

Wide Receivers (9)

NAME

HT.

WT.

COLLEGE

HOW ACQ.

Brown, Da'Ron

6-0

199

Northern Illinois

D7-15

Conley, Chris

6-3

205

Georgia

D3a-15

Cook, Kenny

6-4

218

Gardner-Webb

CFA-15

Luckett, Tello

6-0

211

Harding

CFA-15

Roberts, Mark

6-4

182

Lamar

Tryout

Smith, Jeret

5-10

211

McMurry

Tryout

Williams, Arthur

5-11

185

Maine

Tryout

Williams, Ed

6-1

196

Fort Hays State

Tryout

Williams, Fred

6-0

190

St. Cloud State

FA-15

Tight Ends (5)

NAME

HT.

WT.

COLLEGE

HOW ACQ.

Borden, Steven

6-3

233

Kentucky

Tryout

O'Shaughnessy, James

6-4

245

Illinois State

D5b-15

Pettway, Earnest

6-4

251

Villanova

CFA-15

Schiltz, Adam

6-4

256

Emporia State

FA-15

Tonga, Westlee

6-3

245

Utah

Tryout

Offensive Line (12)

NAME

HT.

WT.

COLLEGE

HOW ACQ.

Feigt, Curtis

6-6

310

West Virginia

FA-15

Frye, Garrett

6-5

290

Georgia Southern

CFA-15

Grisbhy, Chris

6-4

352

Oklahoma State

Tryout

Kowalski, Vince

6-4

295

Villanova

Tryout

Lewallen, Dallas

6-5

314

Wisconsin

Tryout

Meggs, Melvin

6-2

299

South Alabama

Tryout

Morse, Mitch

6-6

305

Missouri

D2-15

Munyer, Daniel

6-1

305

Colorado 

Tryout

Palmer, Kelvin

6-3

302

Baylor

Tryout

Price, Jamal

6-6

337

New Mexico

Tryout

Silas, Jake

6-6

306

Buffalo

Tryout

Sweeton, Charles

6-5

291

Tennessee-Martin

CFA-15

Defensive Line (8)

NAME

HT.

WT.

COLLEGE

HOW ACQ.

Castleman, James

6-2

299

Oklahoma State

Tryout

Coleman, Jasper

6-3

294

William & Mary

Tryout

Dobbs, Billy

6-3

284

Troy

Tryout

Irving, David

6-7

272

Iowa State

CFA-15

Malaga, Mauola

6-1

346

Alcorn State

Tryout

Nunez-Roches, Rakeem

6-2

307

Southern Miss

D6-15

Takai, Tonga

6-2

299

Montana

Tryout

Tuaau, Charles

6-5

310

Texas A&M Commerce

CFA-15

Linebackers (7)

NAME

HT.

WT.

COLLEGE

HOW ACQ.

Alexander, D.J.

6-2

233

Oregon State

D5a-15

Doctor, Michael

5-11

228

Oregon State

Tryout

Harold, Sage

6-4

245

James Madison

CFA-15

Hazel, Paul

6-4

223

Western Michigan

Tryout

March, Justin

6-0

222

Akron

CFA-15

Norman, Art

6-0

247

North Carolina State

Tryout

Wilson, Ramik

6-2

237

Georgia

D4-15

Defensive Backs (11)

NAME

HT.

WT.

COLLEGE

HOW ACQ.

Bausby, De'Vante

6-2

180

Pittsburg State

CFA-15

Cox, Justin

6-1

191

Mississippi State

CFA-15

Halley, Justin

6-2

197

Florida International

Tryout

Hester, Aaron

6-1

207

UCLA

FA-15

Manning, Travis

5-11

196

NW Missouri State

Tryout

Nelson, Steven

5-11

194

Oregon State

D3b-15

Olatoye, Deji

6-1

194

North Carolina A&T

FA-15

Penny, Kenneth

5-10

186

UNLV

Tryout

Peters, Marcus

6-0

197

Washington

D1-15

Turner, Alan

5-10

207

Arkansas

Tryout

Zimmerman, Ty

5-11

213

Oregon State

Tryout

Specialists (6)

NAME

HT.

WT.

COLLEGE

HOW ACQ.

D'Amato, Vincenzo

5-11

202

California

Tryout

East, Andrew

6-2

220

Vanderbilt

CFA-15

Edmiston, James

6-1

226

Colorado Mesa

Tryout

Ficken, Sam

6-1

191

Penn State

Tryout

Pardula, Trevor

6-4

227

Kansas

Tryout

Winchester, James

6-3

240

Oklahoma

FA-15

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