Just How Special Was the 2015 Rookie Class for the Chiefs? from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs saw a tremendous amount of production from their 2015 rookie draft class last season.
The most obvious contributor was first-round pick
Marcus Peters, who was recently named the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year after a stellar first season.
The production doesn't stop with Peters, though.
In fact, the Chiefs had the fourth-most total snaps played among their drafted rookies in the entire NFL last season, and the most in the AFC.
Production, in the minds of the coaching staff and players, is seen through the number of total snaps played - not necessarily regular box score statistics.
Chiefs' Alex Smith gets to drive off tees instead of down the field from The Kansas City Star
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith enjoyed a fun weekend on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula as he competed in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Less than a month removed from the Chiefs' divisional-round playoff loss at New England, Smith's mind was on to the offseason and an event filled with stars of sports, entertainment, and golf.
Introduced to the game by his grandfather, Smith still couldn't believe he was playing in this showcase started by Bing Crosby in 1937.
"No, I never would have dreamt of it," Smith said. "Obviously this is an historic event, the Clambake (now AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am) and the history of all this. It's just a lot of fun all the way around. Events like this make golf even better."
Contestants chatted with the MC's about their hobbies, showed off their talents â such as singing or playing the mandolin â and took a moment to shine. Each contestant was joined onstage by the evening's escorts: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray, Georgia linebacker Chuks Amaechi, Georgia quarterback Grayson Lambert, Miss Georgia Adeline Kenerly, former Miss University of Georgia Madison Giddens, and other special guests.
Rakeem Nunez-Roches: A sixth-round selection of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2015 NFL Draft, the nose tackle from Central High in Phenix City spent the entire season on the team's active roster. He played in seven games and made four tackles...
...Nick Williams: After playing only two games for the Kansas City Chiefs last season, the defensive tackle from Minor High and Samford got into 14 in his second season and played about 17 percent of the Chiefs' defensive snaps in 2015.
More than the Score: Area schools showcase 'Golden Footballs' from NFL from The Dubuque Telegraph Herald
But, four area high schools will have a constant reminder of the NFL's big game for students who pass by their trophy cases on a daily basis. The NFL and Wilson Sporting Goods joined forces to celebrate the 50th Super Bowl by providing a "Golden Football" to every high school who produced a player or coach who participated in the first 49 Super Bowls.
Dubuque Senior's trophy case includes two of the commemorative footballs. Mike Mercer kicked for the Kansas City Chiefs in the first Super Bowl, and Mike Reilly played linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.
McVea, a 1964 Brackenridge High School graduate, helped lead the Eagles to the Class 4A football state championship as a junior in 1962. He went on to star at the University of Houston, where in 1965 he became first black to play major college football at a Texas university, and won a Super Bowl ring with the Kansas City Chiefs. Mitchell, who graduated from Wheatley in 1959, was one of his pro teammates.
Jacob Eason is spending time with UGA's last star QB from SEC Country
The five-star quarterback has been spending time with the team's most recent star quarterback, Aaron Murray, who is now a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. The 2014 fifth-round draft pick posted a photo on Instagram Sunday afternoon with Eason.