The Job That Never Stops from The Mothership
The Chiefs have a determined scouting department. They find the athletes in their years before the limelight, before the record-breaking stats, before the Hall of Fame. They put in the hours all year long and are sure to be very thorough.
"We see these players on film, but it's hard to tell how fast they really are, or how explosive they are, this time really helps define what they can do athletically and mentally," Willie Davis, Chiefs Scout, noted. "The combine is another step in the process for these guys to show us what they can do and what they can bring to the team."
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More Ways To Measure The Chiefs' 2013 Turnaround: Apparel Sales And Fan Base from FS Kansas City
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was the 25th-best-selling jersey on NFLShop.com for a period running from March 1, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2013, NFL officials told FOXSportsKansasCity.com this week.
The site said Charles, the Pro Bowler who led all running backs in total touchdowns scored (12) and amassed a career-best 1,980 total yards from scrimmage this past fall, was -- not surprisingly -- the top Chiefs jersey sold nationally (or internationally) through the league's official Web retail outlet.
Versatility Enhances OL Billy Turner's Value from Chiefs Spin
"I've always kind of been that guy that for some reason had something to prove," Turner said last week at the NFL Scouting Combine. "Coming out of high school, I got under recruited.
"Making this next step and coming from a smaller school, guys want to see me against bigger opponents. I have that question mark above my head. I've had that chip on my shoulder and I played that way, and I think that's going to continue to propel me throughout my career."
Offseason Forecast: Kansas City Chiefs from NFL.com
Offseason crystal ball
Unless they wield the franchise tag for a second consecutive year, the Chiefs should be prepared to get outbid for Albert. They can pick up a young wide receiver early in the draft and rely on 2013 second-round selection Travis Kelce for an upgrade at tight end. With little cap space available to chase outside free agents, the offseason priorities will be long-term extensions for Alex Smith and Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry.
Free-Agent Report: FS Kendrick Lewis from ESPN
What should happen: This might be the easiest call for the Chiefs with regard to any of their six regulars who are free agents. Pro Football Focus recently ranked the top 10 free-agent safeties and Lewis isn't on their list. That, among plenty of others, is a sign the Chiefs need to upgrade at free safety.
Andy Reid Just Fine With Assisting, Not Leading Chiefs' Draft Process from KC Star via The Wichita Eagle
But occasionally, even the most mundane question can bring forth a revealing answer, and that's exactly what happened when Chiefs coach Andy Reid was asked Wednesday if he buys into the hype regarding this being the deepest draft in 20 years.
Reid waited only a split second before answering. He literally could not do it fast enough.
"Uh, I'm probably not deep enough into it, myself," Reid said, quickly. "That might be a question you ask Dorse tomorrow. But it looks like there's some good football players."
So, here's Brandon's official Strip Club Breakdown:
1) Onyx in Atlanta -- "I heard that one's pretty good"
2) Tootsies in Miami -- "I heard Tootsies has the best lobster tail and rice on earth."
3) 11 in Miami -- "It's a new club that's supposed to be pretty good so I'm looking forward to 'hearing' about that one."
Dorsey Declines To Address Whether Fisher Is Ready To Move To The Left Side from ProFootballTalk
As you'll see and hear in the video below, Dorsey raved about Fisher's performance as a rookie, and regarding Fisher's ability to get to the point where the game slowed down. But Dorsey slowed to a stop when asked about whether Fisher is ready to flip from the right side to the left, in the event left tackle Branden Albert leaves via free agency.
"I mean that's a hypothetical," Dorsey said. "I wouldn't address that right now."
Analysis: NFL's Most Notorious Free-Agent Signings Since 1993 from FOX Sports
Player: Chester McGlockton (Defensive Tackle)
Contract: 5 Years, $30.75 million
New Team: Chiefs
Skinny: It's hard to quantify a defensive tackle's post-free agency impact (or lack thereof) 16 years later, but McGlockton may be a special case here.
And yet, McGlockton ($7.4 million signing bonus) would never recapture his all-world form in three seasons with the Chiefs, collecting only seven sacks for a franchise that was seemingly on the brink of title contention in 1997 ... before falling back to earth during McGlockton's time in Kansas City (23-25 overall record).
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23. Kansas City Chiefs - Odell Beckham Jr., Wide Receiver, LSU
The only impact receiver the Chiefs have is Dwayne Bowe, who is tough and physical. In order to spread out the defense and threaten it downfield, Kansas City needs to find someone to complement him. OBJ has speed, elusiveness and run-after-catch ability, which is perfect for Andy Reid's offense.
23. Kansas City Chiefs
Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State: Cooks ran a 4.33 at the Combine and showed the type of ball skills that a prototype No. 1 receiver displays. He is small but runs the entire route tree extremely well, and Andy Reid will love having Cooks as a weapon.
23. Kansas City Chiefs -- Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU: He had an impressive combine and showed off his speed. The Chiefs need somebody opposite Dwayne Bowe.