Chiefs mailbag: Looking ahead to the NFL Draft from Chiefs Digest
It wouldn't surprise if the Chiefs selected an offensive tackle in the first round with the 18th overall pick.
And Kansas City certainly has flexibility to grab one or two offensive linemen in the middle rounds given the 10 draft picks at its disposal, so the answer is in the affirmative.
The Chiefs currently have five offensive tackles on the roster: Jeff Fisher, Donald Stephenson, Curtis Feigt, Derek Sherrod and Jeff Allen.
Achilles injuries are not easy to recover from, especially for athletes 30 or older.
But it appears Chiefs veterans Derrick Johnson, 32, and Mike DeVito, 30, are pushing each other to do just that.
"They are proud warriors, and those are the types of guys you want in your locker room, guys that are competing on a daily basis to show each other ‘You know what? We're going for it,'" Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said. "And that benefits not only themselves, but the organization and everybody within the Kansas City Chiefs family."
I'm thinking the Chiefs will negotiate a lower salary for safety Eric Berry, who has been undergoing treatment for lymphoma. But they haven't done so yet. He's still scheduled to make the $5.155 million called for in his original contract.
2015 NFL Mock Draft: Marcus Mariota goes to Redskins from CBS Sports
18. Kansas City Chiefs -- Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest: With Sean Smith and Jamell Fleming both entering contract years, the cornerback position is one direction the Chiefs could go with this pick and Johnson fits the mold of what Kansas City looks for in the position.
Shane Ray's way out from ESPN
MOST FOOTBALL FANS would say that Shane Ray's life-changing moment hasn't happened yet. It will come late next month, when the consensus All-America defensive end from Missouri is selected in the NFL draft, possibly as one of the first 10 names called on the Auditorium Theatre stage in downtown Chicago.
After sleeping on floors and living in a ZIP code known as Kansas City's murder factory, Shane will not want for a comfortable bed in a safe neighborhood. He will make millions of dollars from an NFL team salivating for his first-step explosiveness, his strength and his versatility.
Sebrina will weep when his name is called. Shane will hold up an NFL jersey and be whisked to a new city and life. But it will not be his defining moment. He has had too many of those already.
Oakland Raiders Can Contend For AFC West Title in 2015 from Golden Gate Sports
Nobody seems to do less with more than Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. He made a little piece of history in 2014 by not completing a single touchdown pass to a wide receiver - the whole season. Now granted, Kansas City didn't have the most formidable receiving corps last year, but to not complete one TD pass to them? Really?
Smith threw for just over 3,000 yards last season and posted 18 touchdowns against six interceptions, and a 65.3 percent completion rate. Given the fact that he's a master at the checkdown, short completion, one would think his completion rate should be higher. But we digress...