NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Dontari Poe of Memphis holds up a jersey as he stands on stage after he was selected #11 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The Chiefs like Hillis' versatility, so he will probably share time as the featured running back with Jamaal Charles and perhaps also play some fullback.
Whatever he does, the Chiefs obviously have something in mind for Hillis, the first player they signed after free agency began in March.
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"We talked to the agents shortly before the draft; some players said they wanted to wait until after the draft," GM Scott Pioli said. "We'll sort through it, and they'll figure out where they want to be and we'll have a better idea of what we want to do."
Let the sorting begin.
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The Patriot League was not represented in the NFL Draft for the first time since 2009, but a handful of former standouts will get their chance to shine at the next level after signing deals this week.
Two inked deals with the Kansas City Chiefs, as both Colgate running back Nate Eachus and Holy Cross defensive back Chandler Fenner are on their way to the AFC West squad. The third player to sign as an undrafted free agent will also be in the AFC, with Fordham running back Darryl Whiting heading to the Tennessee Titans.
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He has the ability to be a Pro Bowl nose tackle. The Chiefs had their pick of all of the tackles in the draft and choose him. In the games I watched, Poe played well and hustled. I saw a player who was strong and explosive in his play. He was disruptive.
Two Tar Heels were drafted - defensive lineman Quinton Coples at No. 16 and linebacker Zach Brown at No. 52 - while defensive tackle Tydreke Powell (Minnesota Vikings), center Cam Holland (Kansas City Chiefs) and wide receiver Dwight Jones (Houston Texans) were signed as undrafted free agents and running back Ryan Houston was invited to try out with the New York Giants.
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