Devin Chappell has signed a free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs after going undrafted in the 2017 NFL draft.
Chappell made his way to Oregon State after transferring from Western Oregon University. The hard-hitting safety has often been overlooked in his career by has demonstrated a remarkable work ethic during his time with the Beavers. Chappell started his career as a cornerback but switched to safety and recorded 75 tackles (40 solo), 1 interception and a school-record 6 forced fumbles.
In an interview with nfldraftdiamonds.com, Chappell compared his own style of play to that of Miami Dolphin free safety—and 2015 NFL Pro Bowler—Reshad Jones, saying that “the way he plays is how I try to play”. Interestingly enough, when Oregon State hosted a pro day in Corvallis (for NFL scouts to get a look at potential draftees) the Dolphins had a representative on hand, supposedly to check out Chappell.
It was not a big surprise that Devin Chappell when undrafted throughout the 7 round NFL draft, but Chappell is used to the underdog role. His instincts, playmaking skills, work ethic and grit give him an excellent shot at making the Chiefs final roster. And if Chappell is ultimately cut look for him to bounce-back and land with another NFL team.