In a perfect world, West Virginia's Kevin White slides and the Chiefs pounce on the gifted 6-3, 215-pound wide receiver at No. 18 or at least attempt to move up in the first round to get him.
White boosted his draft stock with a blazing 4.35 40-yard dash time at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he certainly doesn't lack for confidence.
"I don't feel that any receiver can do what I can do," White said during his Combine media session. "Whether it's blocking, creating space, taking a tunnel screen to the house. I do it all. Don't feel like guys can do what I can do. Not saying that to be cocky, just confident. I feel like I'm one of a kind."
In Year 3, it's put up or shutdown time for Chiefs LT Eric Fisher from FS Kansas City
Regardless of where you happen to sit on the fence, this much is clear as spring (eventually) beckons: With Year 3 coming up, it's officially put-up or shutdown time for Fisher, the Chiefs' current left tackle and No. 1 overall pick in 2013, as a front-line, blind-side protector.
The Chiefs are sitting with the 18th pick of the first round of the upcoming draft, and if an impact wide receiver isn't readily available, an impact offensive lineman -- indeed, an impact left tackle such as T.J. Clemmings of Pitt or La'el Collins of LSU -- just might be. And the latter might be just as needed: According to stats tracked by ProFootballFocus.com, quarterback Alex Smith was pressured on 36 percent of his total drop-backs last fall, the ninth-highest total among the 26 NFL signal-callers who took at least 50 percent of their team's pass attempts, and was sacked on 22.4 percent of his pressures, the third-highest total among those 26 quarterbacks.
General manager John Dorsey has invested a reported $68 million in Smith through 2018. And that $68 million can't help you if it's lying on its backside.
LOOK: 5 most dramatic logo changes in NFL history from CBS Sports
5. Kansas City. So the Chiefs decided to change their primary logo after the 1971 season. That was probably for the best because I'm guessing the logo below wouldn't fly today.
Aaron Murray and Todd Gurley share a deeper bond than simply having played together at Georgia. Each also suffered torn left anterior cruciate ligaments just one season apart.
Gurley, who is among the top running backs in the pool of 2015 NFL draft talent, tore his ACL on Nov. 15. It was less than a year after Murray remained on the field to throw a touchdown after shredding his ACL Nov. 23, 2013 against Kentucky.
Murray, the SEC's all-time passing leader, is now the Kansas City Chiefs third-string quarterback. He recently grabbed a bite to eat with Gurley in Athens, Ga. before the tailback flew to Indianapolis for last week's scouting combine.
Derrick Rose's knee drama bending the right way for once from The Chicago Sun Times
For Butkus, ruined beyond renewal by a Bears doctor, it was too late. As it was for former Kansas City Chiefs center E.J. Holub, who'd had 13 operations on his knees. ‘‘Looks like I been in a knife fight with a midget,'' he told me.
It was clear that this most brutalized of joints was going to be sports news for a long, long time. It was also plain that prevention and surgery and strengthening would have to improve for modern athletes to have functioning knees at all.
Marcum is an avid fan and season ticket holder of the Kansas City Chiefs. House's favorite sports team growing up was the New Orleans Saints.
Jack McCaffery: For Delco sports museum, the heat is on from The Delaware County Daily Times
There are uniforms worn by most Delaware County players ever to play in the NFL. "You know why Joe Valerio wore No. 73?" Vankoski said, pointing to a red Kansas City Chiefs shirt, then spinning toward a New York classic. "It's because Joe Klecko wore No. 73 with the Jets."
NFL draft watch: Needs that teams should pass on in Round 1 from Yahoo! Sports
18. Kansas City Chiefs: No, we're not going to further alienate our Chiefs readers by suggesting they pass on a wide receiver here (as we did in our most recent mock draft). An offensive lineman makes perfect sense as well. A corner would be OK if the right-sized and skilled player is here. But a linebacker can wait for later on in the draft.
Percy Harvin: Harvin will not accept a pay cut of any sort to stay with the Jets, and several teams covet him on a short-term deal. Even more telling is New York really can't afford to pay him $10M this season. Trading Harvin on his current contract would be impossible, and this continues to look like an imminent release. And while the Chiefs lack weapons as well on offense as it stands, paying Dwayne Bowe $11M with a $14M cap hit at a time when the club is desperate for cap space is a luxury they can't afford. Maybe Bowe takes a cut to stay -- the money that will be there for him on the open market won't be close to what he's scheduled to make after some down years in Kansas City--- but this situation will come to a head one way or the other.
Top 101 NFL free agents for 2015 from NFL.com
2. Justin Houston, OLB, Kansas City Chiefs: Houston, 26, came within one sack of breaking Michael Strahan's single-season record last season. He has averaged a league-best 1.2 sacks per game over the past two years. One of our favorite obscure stats: Houston has committed zero penalties over that same span compared to 20 for Jerry Hughes. The Chiefs will apply the franchise tag if necessary.
Mel Kiper 'had no clue' what Johnny Manziel would be from SB Nation
Additional news and notes from Kiper
- The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are two candidates to move up for Marcus Mariota.