Good morning, Chiefs fans. Welcome to Friday and today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.
The draft’s two best wide receivers, Georgia’s A.J. Green and Alabama’s Julio Jones, will be selected by other teams by the time the Chiefs make their first pick at No. 21 in the first round.
The only other receiver possibly worth the 21st pick is Maryland’s Torrey Smith.
"If Torrey Smith is available, they should at least consider him," draft analyst Shawn Zobel said. "I’d have no problem with them taking him with the 21st pick if they feel he’s a guy who could add to their offense. He’s a vertical threat, so he would fit in nicely with Dwayne Bowe. They’ve got Moeaki in the middle and (Dexter) McCluster in the slot. That would make for a good offense, especially when you consider they also have Jamaal Charles.
"If they’re looking for a receiver in the first round, that’s who they’d take."
Chiefs Looking for a Receiver to Pair With Bowe from KC Star
The NFL has rejected a law firm's request for a conflict-of-interest waiver to represent a group of players seeking to join the antitrust fight against the league.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Thursday the league notified the firm of the denial. The firm later was identified as Barnes & Thornburg of Indianapolis.
Aiello said it would be inappropriate to allow the firm to work with players in a claim against the NFL while one of its partners represents the league in music licensing for shows on NFL Network and NFL Films.
NFL Says Law Firm Can't Bring New Players to Court from KC Star
But I also know you guys have a lot of questions. So starting now, pump your queries into the comments to this post before 6 p.m. on Saturday. By Monday morning, we'll post answers. For now, let's keep the questions focused on the Draft.
Ready, fire, aim!
Fire Away! - Ask Bob/Pre-Draft Edition from Bob Gretz
Suffice to say when opponents shut down Bowe, as the Ravens did in the AFC wild-card game when they held him without a catch, the Kansas City air attack stalled. To counter that, the team is expected to make drafting a playmaking wideout a priority.
Chiefs in Search of Relief for Bowe from Pro Football Weekly
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster of Largo will be hosting this year's 2011 Dexter McCluster Youth Football Clinic on Saturday, April 23.
McCluster Returns to Host Football Clinic from TBNWeekly.com
Alabama tight end Preston Dial has been drawing a solid amount of interest from NFL teams as he continues to get back to his old self following a sports hernia...
...Other teams that have displayed interest in Dial includes: the Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks.
Alabama Tight End Preston Dial Drawing Interest from National Football Post
"He probably does have some feet issues," Clinkscales said during the Jets' draft press conference today. "I get if you're talking about a guy that was once 380 pounds, 335 pound pounds now. He's a good player, strong, physical. He's been at Baylor a couple of years, after Penn State.
"He's a good football player. I don't think in the long term, if you're looking throughout a contract, the feet would be a big issue. But again, you're looking for a guy that can help you now. He and many others have a chance to do that."
Jets Exec Joey Clinkscales Weighs in on Phil Taylor's Feet from National Football Post
Perhaps none had the pedigree of Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League and the Super Bowl, as well as owner of the Kansas City Chiefs. He entered Columbus sports history at a pivotal time, in the mid-1990s, when talk of bringing professional soccer and the National Hockey League to town---and building the requisite arena and stadium---was all the rage.
And while the citizens of Central Ohio voted down plans for both teams, both arrived, thanks to the deep pockets and faith in the market from the likes of Nationwide's Dimon McPherson and Worthington Industries' John H. McConnell for the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Hunt for the Columbus Crew.
Welcome to [Your Name Here] Stadium from The Other Paper
Round 3: Hillis vs. Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles
Here's where things get nutty. Hillis won this vote by a staggering 20 percent against a statistically superior player. Charles racked up 1,935 total yards (281 more than Hillis) on a mind-blowing 6.4 yards per carry-and he wasn't even the starter! Charles lost the TD battle (8 to 13), but was absolutely electric, especially stacked next to Hillis' pedestrian 4.4 yards per carry.
Is Race Going to Decide the Madden '12 Cover Vote? from A. V. Club
Joe Morgan/WR/Walsh: Morgan bounced around between a couple of schools before settling at Walsh and making a major contribution the past two seasons. He's one of the true deep threats at the receiver position and posted a 4.36 40 as a participant at Ohio State's pro day. In 2009-10, Morgan averaged just under 17 yards per catch from 70 total receptions. He's a solid fit in the fifth round area and is getting long looks from the Texans and Chiefs.
David Mims/OT/Virginia Union: Mims has a tremendous combination of size (6-9, 331), athleticism and strength. He plays to his measurables and stands out while blocking on film. Mims offers the skill set to see action in the NFL and is getting long looks from the Lions and Chiefs.
Risers & Sliders: Small-School Stars Ready to Impact 2011 Draft from Sports Illustrated