"Back in 2012, I was outside nickel, too," said Branch, who signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs on Tuesday. "I guess when you start making big hits and stuff, they automatically categorize you as a box safety, but I have some coverage skills. I match up on tight ends. I match up on wide receivers. I've had some success with that."
So much so that when asked if it was fair to characterize Branch as a box safety, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey pushed back, noting the fact that Branch — who ran a 4.31 40-yard dash coming out of Connecticut in 2008 — has, in fact, flashed one-on-one coverage ability during his seven-year career.
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18. Kansas City Chiefs - La'el Collins, OL, LSU: Adding veterans Ben Grubbs, Paul Fanaika and Derek Sherrod in the offseason could allow Kansas City to look elsewhere but with the need for a receiver lessened with the arrival of Jeremy Maclin, former offensive line coach Andy Reid could go back to his roots. Collins starred at left tackle for LSU but projects best to guard. Collins' brute strength and tenacity make him one of the draft's elite run blockers.
18. Kansas City Chiefs -- Iowa OL Brandon Scherff
The Chiefs added Ben Grubbs, but need more depth on the offensive line. If Scherff slips out of the top-15 picks, it would be tough for John Dorsey and Andy Reid to pass on the versatile blocker.
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Former Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is in Cleveland to visit with the Browns on Saturday, Rapoport reported. The 30-year-old wideout far underperformed his contract in Kansas City, but is still a viable option at receiver. For the Browns -- a team devoid of much talent at the position -- he would be a welcome addition.