Geno Smith, Dee Milliner will visit Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have spent the last week or so hitting the road, hosting private workouts with several possibilities for their No. 1 overall pick in next month's 2013 NFL Draft. Now they're heading back home for the last two visits.

According to sources briefed on the Chiefs' plans, the team will bring West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith and Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner to Kansas City.

Among the top prospects the Chiefs worked out in private, on-campus sessions were Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan, BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah, Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson and Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey have been methodical and thorough in their search. After the final two visits for the top spot, they'll settle in and set their board. While the league-wide assumption is that they will take Joeckel, the Chiefs are at least exploring every option before making a pick.

Chiefs scouts are deep in the process of evaluating Smith, and the word is they're fascinated by him. One scout compared the way Smith moves to a young Donovan McNabb, raving about how he has thrown the ball in his workouts. Though they did trade for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, the Chiefs wouldn't think twice about having Geno Smith on the bench behind Alex Smith for a short amount of time if he were determined to be the top overall player.

When Dorsey was with the Green Bay Packers, the Packers took the same approach with Aaron Rodgers, who sat for three seasons behind Brett Favre.

UPDATE: Smith will visit the Chiefs on April 1 and 2. After Smith and Milliner have visited, the Chiefs will set their draft board.

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