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Dorial Green-Beckham taking pre-draft visit to Chiefs

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Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is visiting Tuesday with the Kansas City Chiefs -- a team that needs a wide receiver and could take one in the first round.


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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the news on Green-Beckham. He also reports that Green-Beckham met Monday with the Miami Dolphins, who also are in the market for a wide receiver.

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Green-Beckham's story is well-known: He is one of the most athletically gifted receivers in this draft class -- he's 6-foot-5 and 237 pounds, has a 33.5-inch vertical jump and was clocked at 4.49 in the 40 at the combine -- but his off-field issues should give teams pause. He was kicked off Missouri's team after repeated transgressions and ended up at Oklahoma, where he did not play in 2014 because of transfer rules.

Kansas City -- which picks 18th -- certainly would be intrigued by Green-Beckham's skill set. The Chiefs signed free agent Jeremy Maclin last month, but the rest of their receiving corps is relatively nondescript, with guys such as Jason Avant, De'Anthony Thomas, Frankie Hammonds and Albert Wilson; a lot is expected of Wilson -- who was an undrafted free agent in 2014 -- this season. No Chiefs wide receiver caught a TD pass last season, an embarrassing stat in today's NFL.

The Chiefs also will be on the lookout for help along the offensive and defensive lines.


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Green-Beckham is from Springfield, Mo., which is about 160 miles from Kansas City.

Miami, meanwhile, also could snag a wide receiver in the first round. The Dolphins pick 14th, which seems too early for Green-Beckham.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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