Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said the Chiefs will meet with six to eight quarterbacks at the NFL Scouting Combine as a collective group this week.
“We haven’t finished the final process of evaluations,” Dorsey said. “It is an ongoing situation and, at the end, we will see what happens. But it will be the best available player.”
“Many things can happen from now until the draft,” he said. “I think once we’ve reached that day when it’s time to select a player, I think the organization as a whole will be ready collectively to know who we’re going to take with the first pick.”
Other than Southern Cal’s Matt Barkley, who is rehabbing a shoulder injury, all of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft class are throwing at the combine Sunday as they attempt to separate themselves from the pack. With the big success enjoyed in 2012 by rookie quarterbacks Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson, Dorsey sees an overall improvement in the preparation level of quarterbacks entering the NFL.
“I think what has happened; the teaching in college has gotten so skilled at the quarterback position. I think last year demonstrated that young kids can come in and actually end up starting in the National Football League,” he said. “Maybe in years past it took two or three years for that individual to be a starter. I think last year’s class was a very special class but they showed that they can start and be productive.”