2014 NFL Draft Spotlight: WR Brandin Cooks from The Mothership
Leading you up to draft day on Thursday, we'll preview one player each day, who draft analysts say could possibly be available, when the Chiefs are set to pick at #23. However, none of the reports in this Draft Spotlight series are indicative of who the Kansas City Chiefs plan to draft, with any of their currently-owned six draft picks.
2014 NFL Draft Spotlight: LB C.J. Mosley from The Mothership
Mosley has a great desire to work hard and lead. He led Alabama as a senior and is expected to continue to be a tackling force in the pros.
Q: What's in your immediate future?
A: "I really love where I'm at in Kansas City and the area and the coaching staff and my teammates. For me, it's continuing to put yourself in the playoffs, give yourself an opportunity to make a run at the Super Bowl - and that's really what we're all going for is the chance to be world champion, to be the best...
Sam Mellinger: Royals Fans Expect More Out Of This Team, And Deservedly So from KC Star via The Modesto Bee
Many Royals players past and present talk about the courteousness, loyalty and support in describing Kansas City fans. Others talk about a distance the fans can keep, to protect their hearts. Some over the years have taken disrespect from the "CHIEFS" yell at the end of the national anthem, but the reasonable ones can understand where it comes from. At least the Chiefs sometimes make the playoffs before breaking your heart.
If you spent your childhood rooting for the Royals' last consistent winner, you're now in your 30s or 40s.
Palma, MPC Grad David Fales Set For NFL Draft from The Monterey Herald
All signs suggest Fales will be picked in this week's NFL draft. How high he will go and to which team is open to debate.
"I've heard everything,'' Fales said. "I don't get into what people are forecasting. No one knows. It's out of my control.''
Fales, who started for San Jose State the past two seasons, has spent the past three weeks working out with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in San Jose. He says it has kept him too busy to feel nervous about the draft, which starts Thursday.
Tackles Becoming A Trend In Top 10? from ESPN
Here are the three offensive tackles selected in the top 10 of the 2009 and 2013 drafts, with a little breakdown of each:
No. 1 -- Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs: The Central Michigan product struggled out of the gate while playing right tackle. He improved as the season progressed but struggled against power rushers. Fisher played in 14 games, starting 13. He missed three starts and was out for the playoff game against Indianapolis due to various injuries. Now, Fisher is recovering from offseason shoulder and sports hernia surgeries. He's been shifted to left tackle in preparation for the 2014 season.
Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas May Be Small But He Has Contributed Mightily from KC Star via The State
Thomas may find that several teams desire his all-round skills. One may be the Chiefs and coach Andy Reid, who selected another pint-sized playmaker from Los Angeles in DeSean Jackson in 2008.
"Me and DeSean, he's from Long Beach, I'm from south central Los Angeles," Thomas said. "We grew up in the same area but I feel like we're two different styles of people. I learned a lot from him, just seeing him go from Cal to the Eagles."
Buckeyes Offer Bengals Some Intrigue from The Mansfield News Journal
23. Kansas City - WR Kelvin Benjamin (Florida State): Placing Benjamin (6-5, 240) next to Dwayne Bowe (6-2, 221) would make the Chiefs the most physical receiving corps in the league.