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Louis Rees-Zammit is expected to pay a visit to the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday as the Wales rugby star pursues a career in the NFL.

Louis Rees-Zammit makes fine impression on NFL scouts at trials : PlanetRugby

The Welshman is one of the most well-known figures in the International Player Pathway Program, having shocked the rugby world with his announcement that he was abandoning the sport to pursue a career in the NFL.

The 23-year-old, who has 32 caps for Wales, attended an International Pathways Players Pro Day at the University of South Florida last week but expressed disappointment with his performance in front of NFL scouts.

Despite his personal disappointment, Rees-Zammit apparently impressed scouts, since he has already sparked significant interest, even from the reigning Super Bowl champions.

Rees-Zammit might help Patrick Mahomes’ offense as the Chiefs attempt to accomplish a historic three-peat, according to NFL source Ian Rapoport, who reports the Welshman will visit Kansas City on Tuesday.

According to the source, Rees-Zammit will also visit the Denver Broncos to try out for the positions of running back, wide receiver, and returner.

The two AFC West rivals aren’t the only teams to entertain the former rugby great; Rees-Zammit also visited New York and Cleveland last week.

The former Gloucester winger is thought to have visited the Jets and Browns during his NFL search.

It comes after the winger ran a lightning fast 4.44 seconds in his 40-yard sprint at the IPPP Pro Day on Wednesday.

Since 2013, only 11 athletes have run a sub-4.30-second 40-yard sprint at the NFL Combine.

Rees-Zammit, a former British and Irish Lion, would have ranked among the top 30 quickest draft candidates at this year’s NFL Combine.

Rees-Zammit, famed for his rapid pace on the rugby field, revealed to NFL writer Rob Maaddi that he was disappointed with his performance on the day.

‘Catching kickoffs, catch and kick receipts, punt receipts, there’s a lot of transferable skills, and I think running back shows up the most, getting the ball in my hand early, being able to pick a gap, being aware of my surroundings,’ Rees-Zammit told Maaddi of the Associated Press.

“A little disappointed in my 40,” the Wales international remarked of his performance on Wednesday. ‘Last week, I had some great times. I was getting low-4.3s and high-4.2s. So that is what it is. It’s simply what happens on the day. But I know I can run at that speed.

‘I’m not trying to make excuses or anything, but I know what I can do and I’m satisfied with the day and how it went.’

Speaking about his experiences at the IPPP, the ex-Wales international told Mail Sport: ‘The amount we’ve learned – on and off the field – has been tremendous; the difference is insane.

Despite this, he remains focused on his daily performance, maintaining that he is avoiding thinking too far ahead.

‘That is not even on my mind…’ ‘If I had any doubts, I would not do this,’ he stated.

‘You must believe in yourself and be completely confident in your abilities.’

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