2015 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 3/20: Who do the analysts have the Chiefs drafting? from The Mothership
Each week we'll bring you the picks in the latest mock drafts from analysts across the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs.
With the Chiefs holding the No. 18 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, many have already begun speculating on who they believe the Chiefs might be targeting with that pick.
Now, to say it's a little too early for a mock draft is an understatement, but that won't keep us from wanting to know which players could potentially join the Chiefs next season.
Below is a compilation of the analyst picks from 12 different mock drafts:
NFL to Host Inaugural Veteran Combine from The Mothership
The NFL will conduct its inaugural NFL Veteran Combine on March 22 at the Arizona Cardinals Practice Facility in Tempe, Arizona. Players will be tested and evaluated by experienced NFL scouting personnel. Measurements, combine results, and videos of the workouts will be compiled and shared electronically with all 32 NFL clubs.
Free agents planning to attend range from veteran players who have been starters in the NFL to players who are one year out of college with no regular-season experience.
Kevin Vickerson, former Broncos DT, signs 1-year deal with Jets from The Associated Press via The Denver Post
The New York Jets and former Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson have agreed to a one-year contract.
Vickerson, 32, had 12 tackles in 15 games for the Chiefs last season.
There was no indication the Chiefs were interested in re-signing Vickerson, who played in 15 games last season and started one. But behind starters Dontari Poe, Allen Bailey and Mike DeVito, the Chiefs don't have much in the way of experience.
Analyzing a Chiefs need: linebacker from ESPN
The situation is complicated because Houston, the franchise player, has not signed his contract. There's been no indication he will sign any time soon, nor that the sides will agree to terms of a long-term deal. But Ford, last year's first-round draft pick, is on the bench ready to join Hali as a starter at outside linebacker if Houston is a no-show when the season begins.
Analyzing a Chiefs need: defensive line from ESPN
Of the backups, only Howard has played much. Also, considering that DeVito and Poe are in the final seasons of their respective contracts, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Chiefs drafted a defensive lineman. They haven't done so since taking Catapano in the seventh round in 2013. Even then, they projected him as an outside linebacker when he was drafted.
Small-school roots helped develop Tuskegee C Matthew Reese's drive from Chiefs Digest
He returned to Tuskegee to train for his Pro Day after not receiving an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine. And any doubt Reese had about whether he was good enough to play professional football quickly evaporated the morning of March 3.
Reese reported for the workout and was greeted by scouts from the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL.
Imagine Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy as teammates in Kansas City from ESPN
In his redo, Kiper gives the Chiefs with that third pick running back LeSean McCoy of Pittsburgh. The Chiefs wouldn't have taken McCoy a year after drafting Jamaal Charles. Recall that the Chiefs also had Larry Johnson at that time.
But it's fun to think about, McCoy and Charles on the same team, though I'm not sure how the Chiefs in that case could have done either player justice.
Allentown Morning Call Photo Gallery: NFL Pro day at Lafayette
Central Michigan Pro Day highlighted by three NFL prospects including Titus Davis from The Morning Sun
Former CMU players Eric Fisher (Kansas City Chiefs), Frank Zombo (Kansas City Chiefs), Nick Bellore (free agent) and Dan LeFevour (Montreal Alouettes) were all in attendance. A feature story on Fisher, the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, will be available on TheMorningSun.com Saturday afternoon and in print Sunday.
Not a typical sports journalist; more than that from The Newton Daily News
We all use stereotypes. We make natural assumptions.
We do it concerning athletes. We do it concerning sports journalists.
After covering my first Kansas City Chiefs game as a photographer, I went back to my parents' home for dinner and told them they brought me up wrong. Of course, the expression on Mom and Dad's faces were of disbelief of what they just heard.
"You taught me to be polite, to say excuse me and be aware of others as I moved around, so I didn't get in people's way. That's not how it is on the sidelines of a football game," I said. My parents laughed as I told them of my experience.
A$AP Mob Conquer Samsung's SXSW Milk Music Lounge [Photos] from HipHopWired
Samsung, who did a number reinventing the famed Samsung Studio, gave partygoers from all walks a life a fun and interactive venue to fully engage in the ruckus the A$AP Mob brought. Miley Cyrus, Zoe Kravitz and Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles all scoped the scenary from the VIP section.
Ray's showcase provides opportunities for other former Tigers at pro day from The Columbia Daily Tribune
Running back Marcus Murphy bumped up his bench-press reps (11 to 14) and nudged down his 40 time (4.61 to 4.51) from the combine on a hamstring that was a month healthier after he tweaked it just before the yearly scouting circus in Indianapolis.
The key for Murphy will still be his versatility, showing teams he can be a receiving weapon in the slot and serve as a return specialist. Former Missouri running back and Chiefs assistant special teams coach Brock Olivo spent some extra time with Murphy on punt returns.