OTAs are notoriously mysterious times for the Chiefs this year. Few reports emerge, even fewer pictures emerge, and forget about gleaning any substantial facts from the personnel themselves--Herm and Chan reinforced that notion yesterday.
All this makes Warpaint Illustrated's coverage of this year's OTAs a very welcome surprise. Warpaint's reporting from OTAs is more detailed and more frequent than any other source out there.
This morning they posted their review of yesterday's goings-on. Included in their report is a list of players whose stock are rising this week. Their opinion, of course, but it's better than nothing. It's a great read; I'll just list the players that Warpaint's getting excited about:
- LT Branden Albert
- CB Brandon Carr
- DE Brian Johnston
- DT T.J. Jackson
- MLB Napoleon Harris
- CB Will Poole
- K Connor Barth
Nap Harris, eh? Who knew? Here I was, circling every televised game USC plays this year so I could start scouting MLB Rey Maualuga. Perhaps I acted prematurely...
I continue to think Warpaint and you good folks here are getting my hopes too high for Brian Johnston. Call me crazy, but we just happen to acquire a white DE who's roughly the same size with dynamite speed in the late round of the draft in the same week Jared Allen leaves... Mefears there may be some wishful thinking afoot.
Most interesting tidbit from the article -- right now, Dimitri Patterson is starting across from Brandon Flowers at CB. Surtain's not currently participating; you'd have to think Surtain would be slated to take the other starting position. Wouldn't you?