Josh Bellamy was once one of the most highly touted junior college transfer prospects in the country, and now he could be making a name for himself in the NFL. Bellamy went undrafted out of Louisville and was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs, where he is apparently making good first impressions.
“The Bellamy kid has some quickness, some size,” head coach Romeo Crennel said. “He’s a little inconsistent, and we still have to work with him. We’ll have to see how he progresses.”
Bellamy was unable to establish himself at wide receiver at Louisville, and he also played some cornerback where he had 10 tackles last year, and in looking some additional information about him, NFL Draft Scout actually had him in their database as a cornerback.
He had an excellent showing at his pro day, running a 4.47 second 40 yard dash and showing excellent overall athleticism. That athletic ability has impressed the Kansas City coaching staff and has gotten him noticed by his peers. Bellamy’s experience as a corner and receiver is also valuable, because he can be more useful on special teams.
“I love special teams,” Bellamy said. “I put it above offense and defense and I know that’s the fastest way to make the squad as a rookie, especially for an undrafted guy like me. I’m just trying to find a way to stick on this team.”
The Chiefs don’t have unusual depth at the receiver position by any means, but they did use two 2012 draft picks on the receiver position and Bellamy’s work is cut out for him to snag the Chiefs fifth or sixth receiver spot behind Dwayne Bowe, Steve Breaston, Jon Baldwin, Devon Wylie, Dexter McCluster, and Junior Hemingway.
Certainly, the Chiefs will open up the competition, and while Bellamy has quite a battle ahead of him, it looks like he has a good a shot as anybody at cracking this roster.