Former Alabama receiver Gehrig Dieter is receiving positive reviews with the Kansas City Chiefs after joining them as an undrafted free agent.
Dieter, who spent his senior season with The Tide after transferring from Bowling Green, has built a reputation of catching anything in his general direct, according to a Chiefs practice report.
“I think it’s just day by day I just feel like I get more comfortable in the offense, more comfortable playing slot,” Dieter said in the report. “Last year at Bama was the first year I played in the slot, so that was kind of a new system for me and this system is completely different.”
Dieter has apparently also established a great relationship with new Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The former Texas Tech standout was Kansas City’s first round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, but is expected to yield to veteran Alex Smith this season.
Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy had especially high praise for the former Alabama receiver.
“For me, I think right now what you see is there’s growth,” Nagy said in the report. “He’s had growth from where he was day one, and that’s the biggest thing you ask from these guys, ‘Can they grab the system?’
Dieter still has some work to do before making the 53-man roster, but early returns are encouraging.