If the Chiefs were to play a game today, they'd be one player short.
They're in dire need of an inside linebacker to play alongside Derrick Johnson in the base 3-4 front and will likely utilize the draft to fill the spot occupied by the late Jovan Belcher during the past three seasons.
But the most highly rated inside linebacker in the draft comes with a boatload of questions and certainly isn't worth the first pick in the draft.
The question is how far will Notre Dame's Manti Te'o fall?
Players Embracing Workouts At One Arrowhead Drive from The Mothership
Every athlete usually wants to get bigger, faster and stronger but there's an additional benefit coach Rubin brings to the Chiefs
"I just like that he (coach Rubin) focuses so much, especially on the field, working with bands and explosiveness and that's what it boils down to, is being explosive on the football field," Chiefs LB
"Anybody can go in the weight room and lift all the weights in the world but if you're not explosive with it, that's different. Even while warm-ups, how we're getting warmed up in the morning, with the bands and then our explosive moves and warming up, I'm sweating; I'm drenched and that's even before the workouts. Every day I leave here, I feel I've put a good day's work in and that‘s tremendous."
Chiefs And Make-A-Wish Surprise Fan from The Mothership
Dreams came true on Saturday as Make-A-Wish Missouri and the Chiefs Community Caring Team, including
Dexter McCluster, surprised 10-year-old Independence native, Austin with a trip to the 2014 Pro Bowl.
Austin is currently battling Duschenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive muscle degenerating disease. Make-A-Wish Missouri strives to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in order to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
At the annual Make-A-Wish Missouri KC Walk for Wishes celebration, Austin's favorite player, Dexter McCluster, surprised him with a ticket to Hawaii for the NFL all-star game.
This is the third in a series of stories previewing the upcoming NFL Draft. This group of available linebackers features plenty of pass rush potential. Oregon's Dion Jordan needs time to develop but could eventually become a Pro Bowler.
Draft Spotlight - Day 18: Chance Warmack from The Mothership
Chance Warmack was made to play football. He earned playing time at guard for Alabama during his freshman year (2009) and started all 13 games at left guard the very-next season. Warmack's power and athleticism helped the Tide when back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.
"I just think that Chance has unique skill set and he's got really good size," Alabama head coach Nick Saban told the Associated Press.
"He's very powerful, he's athletic, he's got good feet, he can pass block and he can get moving in the run game. I think people that have his kind of balance and body control and the kind of athleticism that he has at his size are rare commodities. Everybody knows that those guys play 12, 14, 15 years. I think Chance has a chance to have that kind of career."
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These QB Transactions Get Passing Grades from The Chicago Tribune
Last year, Cassel lost his starting job, but not until he was responsible for 19 turnovers (12 interceptions, seven lost fumbles) in just nine games.
It didn't figure to take much for Kansas City to upgrade at the position, and that's what the Chiefs did this offseason. Sure, Smith is also a game manager, but at least he possesses superior passing accuracy and doesn't turn the ball over much. In 10 games last year, he turned it over just six times. In 2011, he committed just seven turnovers in 16 games.
Florida Safety Matt Elam Met With Ravens At NFL Scouting Combine from The Baltimore Sun
University of Florida junior star safety Matt Elam has visited the Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts and visits the Tennessee Titans today and the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation...
And Elam has a meeting with the Miami Dolphins later this month.
Boyett Pleased With His Pro Day In Front Of NFL Scouts At Memorial Stadium from The Napa Valley Register
John Boyett busted out a 4.57 time in the 40-yard dash to start his Pro Day at Napa Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.
It got even better for the University of Oregon free safety, who impressed scouts from eight NFL teams with his footwork, cutting, pass catching, speed and overall talent during a 45-minute workout that focused on different drills. He also talked with each of the teams afterward.
Officials from the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants were on the field to check out Boyett, one of the top defensive backs in Oregon history, and meet with him.
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.: 3 Tackles Will Go In Draft's Top 7, Eric Fisher Won't Go Past Lions from The Detroit Free Press
"I think by 5 they'll be gone," Kiper said. "I think by 7 (the top three offensive tackles will) all be gone. I projected (Lane) Johnson (as the 11th pick). If I was going to project trades, I think you could see somebody move up to get him or Fisher."
Fisher, from Central Michigan, Texas A&M's Joeckel and Oklahoma's Johnson all worked out for the Chiefs, owners of the No. 1 overall pick, and Kansas City is projected to take an offensive lineman by most draft experts.