Kansas City Chiefs 7-Round Mock Draft 2.0

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We're a mere hours from the NF draft. Collaborating with Brandon Norris of Arrowhead Addiction, we took our last shot at mocking the 2017 NFL Draft. Round One, Pick 27 My pick: QB DeShaun Watson (Clemson) I haven’t budged from this pick since day one, and spending the week re-watching the Chiefs 2016, I was reminded of how limiting Alex Smith is to this offense. With the help of Reid and the coaching staff the best can be brought out of him, and sitting behind Smith for a year or two will give him time to learn, and going from Mike Williams and Jordan Leggett to Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce is a rookie QB's dream. Brandon’s pick: RB Dalvin Cook (Florida St) Even though he had a bad combine, his film is special. He is amazing and will be an immediate replacement for Jamaal Charles. Round Two, Pick 59 My pick: CB Quincy Wilson (Florida) I picked Wilson here because the Chiefs need an upgrade at corner opposite Marcus Peters, and even if Terrance Mitchell is the real deal, can [Read more...]

NFL Mock Draft: Three Round Edition

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The NFL Draft is one day away, and it’s time for the second installment of my 2016 NFL Mock Draft. These picks based upon whom I believe these teams need to take, given their current roster and draft tendencies. Once again, I collaborated with Brandon Norris, but unlike our first mock, we’re mocking three rounds this time. Round 1, Pick 1: Cleveland Browns My Pick: EDGE Myles Garrett (Texas A&M) Brandon’s Pick: EDGE Garrett Neither of our picks changed here. The Browns need an impact rusher who can make the lives of Ben Rothelisberger and Joe Flacco living hell. Round 1, Pick 2: San Francisco 49ers  My Pick: EDGE Solomon Thomas (Stanford) Brandon’s Pick: Thomas The 49ers need pass rushers, and Thomas reminds me of Julius Peppers on tape. Round 1, Pick 3: Chicago Bears My Pick: WR Mike Williams (Clemson) Brandon’s Pick: CB Marshon Lattimore (Ohio State) Mike Glennon needs someone to make plays for him. Do you really trust Cameron Meredith, Eddie Royal, or Markus [Read more...]

Chiefs draft two Friday Night, trade down again; sets stage for an epic final day

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Rounds two and three of the NFL Draft were completed last night, and after Kansas City traded out of the first round Thursday night, they finally settled in. Kind of. With the 37th pick they acquired from San Francisco, they drafted Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones. At 6'5 and 310 pounds, he is the interior pass rusher the Chiefs need to take the next step in the playoffs. Allen Bailey, Dontari Poe, and Jaye Howard, while all respectable defenders, aren't quite the pass rushers the Chiefs need to stop the quick passing games of New England, Pittsburgh, and others. Jones is that guy, and because of the guys ahead of him, he won't have to start immediately. He can play in sub packages, and possibly spell Dontari Poe. Speaking of Poe, he's a free agent next year (barring an extension between then and now), and John Dorsey hasn't been shy about drafting ahead of his needs (see Eric Fisher, Dee Ford, and Marcus Peters). While it would be a travesty to lose a guy like Poe, [Read more...]

John Dorsey trades out of the first round; Day 2 Preview

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Last night was the first night of the three day spectacle that is the NFL Draft, and for most fans of the Kansas City Chiefs, it ended in the most disappointing way possible. First, receivers Will Fuller (Texans, No. 21), Josh Doctson (Washington, No. 21), and Laquon Treadwell (Vikings, No. 22) went one right after the other. Then, Houston's William Jackson (a fan favorite of many), went to the Bengals at 24, leaving many Chiefs fans wondering if there would any cornerbacks worth taking in the first round when the Chiefs turn to pick came. Then, with Seattle Seahawks on the clock, the Denver Broncos traded up (giving up 3rd round pick No. 94) and selected Memphis QB Paxton Lynch. Once again, it seemed, the Chiefs were passing on what could be their franchise guy. Worse yet, they let a hated division rival do it. Then, just when it couldn't get any worse... But, it did. The Chiefs traded out of the first round. Giving up #28, the Chiefs acquired the San Francisco 49ers 2nd round [Read more...]

NFL Mock Draft 3.0

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The offseason is in full swing for all 32 teams. With the draft fast approaching, it’s time for the the next installment of my 2016 NFL Mock Draft –post-free agency edition. Tennessee Titans Previous Pick: CB/S Jalen Ramsey (Florida State) New: Same The Titans didn't make much noise in free agency, and with the arrival of quarterback Brock Osweiler (Houston) to the division, I fully believe Dick Lebeau will bang the table hard for a rangy, play-making safety similar to the one he had in Pittsburgh. Cleveland Browns Previous Pick: QB Jared Goff (California) New: Same The Browns offense got significantly worse (on paper) with the free agent losses of tackle Mitchell Schwartz (Chiefs), receiver Travis Benjamin (Chargers), and center Alex Mack (Falcons). Despite adding Robert Griffin III today (2 years/$15 million), I think Hue Jackson will look to find his franchise guy. San Diego Chargers Previous Pick: DE DeForest Buckner (Oregon) New: Same Adding [Read more...]

NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Pre-Free Agency Edition

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The offseason is in full swing for all 32 teams. With draft season fast approaching, it’s time for the the next installment of my 2016 NFL Mock Draft - post combine/pre-free agency edition. 1. Tennessee Titans Previous Pick: CB/S Jalen Ramsey (Florida State) New: Same Sticking with my original pick here. Ramsey is an athletic, hybrid defender who will inject life into a zombie-like secondary. 2. Cleveland Browns Previous Pick: QB Jared Goff (California) New: Same Forget the small hands (9 inches, compared to Carson Wentz's 10), Goff is a future star in the NFL. Hue Jackson turned Andy Dalton into a new quarterback (career highs in yards per attempt, passer rating, completion percentage, first year with single digit INT's, lowest sack total in 2015), and he's expected to do the same in Cleveland. 3. San Diego Chargers Previous Pick: T Laremy Tunsil (Mississippi) New: DE DeForest Buckner (Oregon) I changed this pick because Buckner not only had a good combine (4.47 40, [Read more...]

Potential Chiefs Draft Prospects From the final two days of the NFL’s Combine

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While the third and fourth day of the NFL's scouting combine may be complete, the work of general managers, coaches, and scouts is not. Now comes the grueling task of not only analyzing the numbers compiled from today's workouts, but using those numbers to determine who fits their scheme, needs, and preferences. It's all a task that takes time, effort, and dedication that, in the end, leads to successful draft picks and improvement of the franchise. For the Kansas City Chiefs, they are a team on the brink of Super Bowl contention. Their Divisional Round loss to the Patriots is still a sore spot for myself and other Chiefs fans alike, but it also shined a light on their weaknesses. Fortunately, the Chiefs have an excellent general manager in John Dorsey and a good team of scouts that will help him and Reid make the selections that will best help the team improve in 2016. The Chiefs defense had another standout year in 2015. Ranking third in points per game allowed (17.8), seventh in [Read more...]

Potential Chiefs Targets from Day One of Scouting Combine

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While the first day of the NFL's scouting combine may be complete, the work of general managers, coaches, and scouts is not. Now comes the grueling task of not only analyzing the numbers compiled from today's workouts, but using those numbers to determine who fits their scheme, needs, and preferences. It's all a task that takes time, effort, and dedication that, in the end, leads to successful draft picks and improvement of the franchise. For the Kansas City Chiefs, they are a team on the brink of Super Bowl contention. Their Divisional Round loss to the Patriots is still a sore spot for myself and other Chiefs fans alike, but it also shined a light on their weaknesses. Fortunately, the Chiefs have an excellent general manager in John Dorsey and a good team of scouts that will help him and Reid make the selections that will best help the team improve in 2016. The left side and interior of the Chiefs offensive line (LT Eric fisher, LG Ben Grubbs, C Mitch Morse) is under contract, and [Read more...]

NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Combine Edition

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With the Super Bowl complete, and the Denver Broncos now the NFL's reigning champions, the off season is in full swing for all 32 teams. With draft season fast approaching, it's time for the first installment of my 2016 NFL Mock Draft. These picks are based upon who I believe these teams need to take, given their current roster and draft tendencies. 1. Tennessee Titans  CB Jalen Ramsey (Florida St.) The common pick here is Mississippi's Laremy Tunsil or Ohio State's Joey Bosa, and while both would be appropriate, but the Titans have an extremely talent-deficient secondary that could use a player like Ramsey. He's versatile enough to play outside, or as a deep safety, and with a division full of big-play receivers, having an elite cover man is necessary. 2. Cleveland Browns QB Jared Goff (California) Hue Jackson saw what a talented quarterback can do to a franchise when he helped Andy Dalton to a career year in 2015 in Cincinnati. With his first pick as the Browns head coach, he [Read more...]

Around the NFL, Week 1 Recap

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Another opening weekend in the National Football League has come and gone, and there were no shortage of storylines and exciting action to behold.  Fans everywhere have been waiting months for this moment and it is finally upon us - we can now rejoice.  Let’s take a look at the some of the results and rundown the major news and notes. First off, let’s give credit where it’s due.  Many thought the Chiefs were in over their heads going into Houston as slight underdogs and facing a team that features possibly the most dominant defensive player in the NFL in JJ Watt.  Being down two starters on the offensive line also didn’t help matters, as the entire right side consisting of Jeff Allen and Eric Fisher sat out on Sunday.  They were replaced by 2nd-year player, French Canadian Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and tackle Jah Reid, who has been with the team for less than a week.  Hats off to those guys for standing their ground and playing well.  The local product out of Missouri, rookie Mitch [Read more...]