Wrapping Up the Weekend: A Look at the Chiefs' Draft Class of ‘15 from The Mothership
4- Chris Conley, speedy receiver and Star Wars filmmaker.
The Chiefs not only picked Conley out of Georgia, they also traded up to get him. At that time, Dorsey explained that he felt it was the best move given the number of receivers being drafted by other teams.
"I thought as you sat and looked at what was going on, what was transpiring, it was probably best to react right now and go and get a receiver," he said.
That receiver was Conley.
Do a quick Google search on the receiver and two things will jump out—his blazing 4.35 40-yard dash time at the NFL Scouting Combine and a 26-minute Star Wars remake titled "Retribution" that he created with some friends. As of Saturday evening, the video has more than 500,000 YouTube views.
"I was an Obi Wan (Kenobi) guy when I was a kid," he said.
Around the AFC West: Draft Weekend Roundup from The Mothership
Here are this weekend's selections from around the rest of the AFC West:
Marcus Peters projects high confidence as Chiefs' first-round pick from Chiefs Digest
Staying true to his confident nature, Peters didn't flinch when asked about the prospects of squaring off against the NFL's best wide receivers, some of whom carry All-Pro and Pro Bowl titles next to names.
"I'm here to be good and learn how to be great just like they are," he said.
Peters plays defense with a chip on his shoulder, and it provides an aggressive streak when he is on the field attacking the football.
The Chiefs don't want Peters to lose that attribute.
Experts say Chiefs didn't force picks based on need from KC Star via The Wichita Eagle
The Chiefs invested all nine of their draft picks this year on players at only six positions — cornerback, inside linebacker, receiver, defensive tackle, tight end and center.
All were positions where the Chiefs needed more depth and competition. But during a conference call with reporters on Sunday, ESPN draft analysts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. agreed that the Chiefs didn't necessarily force those picks based on need.
The Chiefs didn't wow. The consensus seems to be that they reached for a few players -- cornerback Marcus Peters in the first round and offensive lineman Mitch Morse in the second round, notably -- but not egregiously. Kansas City's draft board clearly wasn't aligned perfectly with that of media prognosticators, which is pretty common and not at all indicative that the class won't pan out.
Former Tech DE Houston Bates gets tryout with Texans; Pinson signs free agent deal with Raiders from The Monroe News Star
Quarterback Cody Sokol is joining the Kansas City Chiefs for a tryout, which caps off an interesting journey for the Iowa transfer. Sokol hadn't even started a Division I game as of last year before transferring to Tech, where he has parlayed a 30-touchdown season into an NFL opportunity.
Troy's Chandler Worthy, Terrence Jones sign NFL contracts from Dothan Eagle
Billy Dobbs, a former defensive tackle for the Trojans , has tryouts with the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs pending.
CSU's Aaron Davis invited to tryout with Raiders from The Coloradoan
Davis said his agent also has spoken to the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs since the NFL draft ended Saturday night. If things don't work out with the Raiders, his favorite team as a kid, he hopes to get a similar tryout the following weekend with one of those teams.
Va. players, including from JMU, getting NFL chance from The Richmond Times-Dispatch
James Madison University will have four players in upcoming NFL rookie minicamps. Safety Dean Marlowe will sign as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers. Outside linebacker Sage Harold will sign with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Signing as NFL free agents gives three local players an opportunity from The Belleville News-Democrat
While none of them had the thrill of hearing their names selected during the NFL Draft this weekend, three former metro-east standouts kept their pro football dreams by signing as free agents.
Former Belleville East and Wisconsin defensive lineman Warren Herring signed with the Atlanta Falcons and former Belleville West and Northwest Missouri State cornerback and safety Travis Manning is leaning toward signing with the Kansas City Chiefs.
David Irving, E.J. Bibbs signed to NFL teams from Iowa State Daily
Former ISU tight end E.J. Bibbs was signed to the Cleveland Browns and will be joined in the NFL by former teammate David Irving, who was picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs, according to National Football Post reporter Aaron Wilson on May 2 and 3.
Say what you will about Marcus Peters' character, the kid can flat play. With the Chiefs' best cornerback, Sean Smith, entering the final year of his contract, this was a selection that makes sense now and in the future for Kansas City. Between Peters and fellow former Pac-12 star Steven Nelson, the Chiefs nabbed two of the more physical, ball-hawking corners in this draft. Some clubs thought that Mizzou's Mitch Morse was the draft's most versatile offensive lineman. Chris Conley didn't make as many plays at Georgia as his unbelievable athleticism would forecast, but that's partially because the Bulldogs focus on the run. More dynamic than any receiver currently on the Chiefs' roster, he offers the potential playmaking ability to help Alex Smith take his game to another level. Grade: B
2016 NFL Mock Draft: Ohio State dominates first round from CBS Sports
18. Kansas City Chiefs - Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State (6-7, 315, 5.17)
Decker was the only returning offensive lineman last year for Ohio State, but he was the anchor for the National Champion Buckeyes and impressed scouts in the process.
Lions, Vikings among winners in NFL draft from The Detroit News
...Kansas City: The Chiefs seemed to reach on their first three picks, though cornerback Marcus Peters is a perfect fit for their defense. The big problem was the Chiefs didn't add depth at edge rusher, and they've effectively made re-signing Justin Houston a must, which will have huge salary cap implications.
A tweet from @FHSUFootball announced that corner back Nathan Linsdey has received an invitation from the Detroit Lions and receiver Ed Williams received invitations from the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.
Kent State tight end Casey Pierce is heading to the Detroit Lions, he announced on Twitter. Akron linebacker Justin March struck a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, his agent tweeted. And Akron running back Jawon Chisholm has reportedly been invited to the Pittsburgh Steelers' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
When the NFL Draft concluded on Saturday afternoon, three former Kansas football players were among those selected. By the end of the weekend, seven other former Jayhawks had landed with NFL organizations.
The group included former standout punter Trevor Pardula, who received a rookie camp invite with the Chiefs...
Villanova's Pettway out to impress Chiefs' Reid from The Delaware County Daily Times
Former Eagles coach Andy Reid is bringing in five tight ends for Kansas City's rookie minicamp May 16-18.
One of those tight ends Reid will take a look at is Villanova's Earnest Pettway.
Pettway signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent. Making the roster won't be easy for the 6-4, 251-pounder from Long Beach, Calif. He'll have to beat out the likes of Wille Tye (Stony Brook), Westlee Tonga (Utah), Manasseh Garner (Pittsburgh) and Dan Light (Fordham) to earn a spot on the training camp roster.
Top fantasy football takeaways of the 2015 NFL draft fromThe Washington Post
Chris Conley, WR, Chiefs: Albert Wilson is penciled in as Kansas City's No. 2 WR, opposite Jeremy Maclin, but he's short (5-9) for the position. At 6-2, 213, with impressive athleticism, Conley should get a chance to compete right away for substantial playing time.
Jets lead pack, Saints fare well in NFL draft from The Alexandria Town Talk
Kansas City Chiefs: They might not have necessarily taken the best player available at every turn, but CBs Marcus Peters and Steve Nelson, OL Mitch Morse, WR Chris Conley and ILB Ramik Wilson represent a fine blend of talent, needs and potential for greater things down the road.
Harold, waited beside his uncle Eli Harold (Virginia) as both hoped to be drafted this spring. The 49ers picked up Eli in the third round, while Sage settled for a free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Sam Mellinger: Productive offseason puts Chiefs in good position from KC Star via The Idaho Statesman
In that way, it was a collective disappointment. Andy Reid and the coaches wear some blame for wet-paper performances against the Titans and Raiders. Alex Smith and the players wear some blame for not making the important plays at Oakland and Arizona. John Dorsey and the front office wear some blame for a bad offensive line and receivers.
All of that is true, but so is this: with natural progression and a productive offseason that is now mostly complete, the Chiefs are in position to get back in the playoffs with 10 or 11 wins. With a little luck, maybe more.
The team is in a really good place right now. Coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey have cleaned up the mess they inherited, preserved the strengths, and replaced the after-school special of the Scott Pioli years with the solid base and consistency that chairman Clark Hunt had chased without success.
NFL teams react to five Razorbacks drafted on Saturday from 247Sports
Some Razorbacks signing free agent contracts included offensive lineman Brey Cook with the Redskins, offensive lineman Cameron Jefferson with the Chicago Bears, safety Alan Turner with the Kansas City Chiefs, wide receiver Demetrius Wilson with the Chargers and linebacker Braylon Mitchell with the Oakland Raiders.