KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 06: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs walks off the field during the game against the Miami Dolphins on November 6, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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It's uncertain whether Tannehill will be available to the Chiefs. He has to pass through quarterback-needy teams in Cleveland at the fourth pick and Miami at No. 8. There's also the possibility a team in line behind the Chiefs, possibly Seattle, could trade up in order to draft Tannehill.
So it's far from a sure thing. But if Tannehill is sitting there at 11, the Chiefs just might break from tradition and pick a quarterback in the first round. That's something the franchise hasn't done since selecting Todd Blackledge seventh overall in 1983.
Tannehill Could Be Dark Horse Pick For The Chiefs from KC Star
Current day players don't live in the towns where they play much anymore.
Some of it has to do with free agency and the ability for today's NFL player to move from team to team making him something of a transient over his career. But once upon a time players quickly established roots in the towns where they played and Kansas City became home to many of the early Chiefs players some of whom continued to live here long after their careers were over.
HOH: Home Town Heroes from The Mothership
"I'm proud to be from where I'm at, just like to come home and it's nothing but smiles and open arms, so just come out and have a good time," said Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Tackle, Glenn Dorsey.
Dorsey was out in Gonzales Saturday putting on his fourth annual Easter Bash.
Kansas City Chiefs Own Glenn Dorsey Holds 4th Annual Easter Bash from NBC 33 News
David DeCastro is already tagged as the best lineman available in this draft and, since he is a guard, he is typically linked with the Chiefs since no other team would take him as high as a top ten pick. Yet it's also clear he's so good that he shouldn't fall much farther than that. Given the Chiefs focus on the offensive line this offseason and need for another young interior player, DeCastro could fit the bill.
NFL Mock Draft: David DeCastro Heads To Chiefs In NFL.com's Latest from SBN Kansas City
It's fair to say the jury is still out on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel.
In three years as the starter, he's got one Pro Bowl season to his credit sandwiched between two forgettable campaigns, including 2011 when he missed the final seven games because of a broken hand. So in times like these, when speculation about Cassel's status runs rampant, and when the Chiefs decide to take a closer look at Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill, it's important for Cassel to know his teammates have his back.
Which is where guard Ryan Lilja comes into play.
Lilja Backs Cassel, But Will The Chiefs, Too? from NFL.com