2016 NFL Scouting Combine: Day Three Recap from The Mothership
Here are a few notes from Friday:
The defensive backs arrived in Indianapolis on Friday and went through their orientation, medical checks and began their formal interviews
The offensive line and running backs began their on-field workouts on Friday
Georgia running back Keith Marshall ran an official 4.31 40-yard dash, which is the third-fastest time in Combine history
For a full list of the workout numbers, check NFL.com
ESPN's Todd McShay Suggests Two Possible CBs Chiefs Could Select in First Round from The Mothership
During his three-year tenure (2013-2015) with the Chiefs so far, Smith has started in 44 regular season games, and over the past two years, he's been a staple in a secondary that finished in second (2014) and then ninth (2015) in yards passing allowed per game.
But the reality is, when it comes to free agency, there aren't many guarantees. If Chiefs general manager John Dorsey cannot come to an agreement with Smith or chooses not to use the franchise tag, he'll be playing for another team next year.
That means for the second year in a row, the Chiefs could select another cornerback in the first round.
If that's the case, ESPN's Todd McShay provided two names Chiefs fans should be looking out for at number 28:
Which Prospect Does NFL Network's Charles Davis Like for the Chiefs? from The Mothership
It's the recipe for success, and it's not like the Chiefs didn't find success in that department last season. They finished with 47 sacks, which was fourth-best in the NFL.
"You can never have enough of that on defense," Davis said of pressure. "[Spence] is another guy that can do that and (defensive coordinator) ([Bob] Sutton would really love to have that I'm sure."
Finding players who can put pressure on the quarterback is paramount to the overall success of your team, and the numbers back that up. So there's a certain level of investment that has to be made into that position.
Chiefs Recognize Black History Month With Forgotten Four Screening from The Mothership
"Forgotten Four" is the story of Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis, four exceptionally skilled college athletes who were underutilized, physically and verbally attacked, and denied the opportunity to play in the NFL until 1946, just one year before Jackie Robinson did the same in Major League Baseball.
Students were joined by Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion Bobby Bell, Georgia Buchanan, the wife of Chiefs legend, the late Buck Buchanan, and former Super Bowl Champion and Kansas City resident, Mike Jones, to a private screening followed by a panel discussion led by Michael Coleman of KCTV5.
Chiefs have formal interviews scheduled with two safeties from The Kansas City Star
The Chiefs will have formal interviews with Ohio State safety Vonn Bell and Clemson safety T.J Green this weekend, both players told The Star on Saturday.
Bell, who is listed at 5 feet 11 and 200 pounds, is the higher-rated prospect of the two. Bell, a two-year starter, declared for the draft after a junior campaign in which he recorded 65 tackles, nine pass breakups and two interceptions. He is projected to go in the second round by CBS Sports.
Green, who checked in at 6 feet 2 and 209 pounds, is a former receiver who moved to safety after the 2013 season.
Chiefs hold informal interviews with defensive backs at NFL Combine from Chiefs Digest
A vast majority of the defensive backs to come through the media room throughout Saturday morning and afternoon said they had formal interviews scheduled in the evening with unknown teams.
Four defensive backs, however, are confirmed to have met with the Chiefs in an informal setting Friday night: Virginia cornerback Maurice Canady, North Carolina State cornerback Juston Burris, Baylor cornerback Xavien Howard and TCU free safety Derrick Kindred.
The cornerbacks, in particular, have the size that often appeals to the Chiefs.
Colorado cornerback fondly remembers Chiefs' coach Eric Bieniemy from The Kansas City Star
It's been four years since Chiefs running backs coach Eric Bieniemy served as Colorado's offensive coordinator, but he has not been forgotten.
Colorado cornerback Ken Crawley, who played for Bieniemy in 2012, said he was hoping to see him again at the NFL Combine this week.
"I've still looking for Eric Bieniemy," Crawley said with a laugh.
There is an unknown to consider with the late summer scenario because DeVito is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 9.
Kansas City, however, remains an option.
The Chiefs recently reached out to DeVito's representatives and expressed interest in retaining DeVito, a source familiar with the negotiation process informed ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chiefs have not announced the talks.
The 6-3, 305-pound DeVito, who turns 32 on June 10, would happily entertain another stint with the Chiefs.
Chiefs express interest in retaining defensive end Mike DeVito from The Kansas City Star
DeVito, who is listed at 6 feet 3 and 305 pounds, recorded 19 tackles and a career-high three sacks in 2015. The Chiefs' run defense also improved from 28th in 2014 â which he missed with a torn ACL â to eighth in 2015.
Slimmed-down Chiefs safety Eric Berry starred in 2015, setting up next payday from The Kansas City Star
"It's hard not to think about next year to be honest with you," Berry said with a laugh. "But the thing about it is just giving my body rest. And that's the part I've changed up. Usually, I'd take two weeks off and get right back to it."
That's not all Berry is changing up, either. After spending most of the first five offseasons of his career looking to get bigger and stronger, Berry said he is now comfortable with his 2015 playing weight of 210 pounds, which he said was about five pounds less than his 2014 weight, and might even shed some weight this offseason.
"The offseason plan is, I like my weight, I like where it was at," Berry said. "If I can cut my weight and still perform at a high level, I'll do that because the way the game is going, you don't really need to be bulky like that."
What to watch in fight over the Field millions, as trial in Hays set to begin this week from The Hutchinson News
Among Storm's roles was custodian of the Kansas City Chiefs/Kansas City Royals account at the bank. Money from sales of tickets went into the account. Some money flowed on to the supplier of the tickets and other money stayed with Farmers State Bank for providing the service.
An audit discovered shortages in the Chiefs/Royals account. Also, the audit saw cash deposits transferred from Storm's checking account to the Chiefs/Royals account, "corresponding with shortages in and out of the Chiefs/Royals account," Mahoney said.
"Said that she considered it a loan and she was paying the account back," Mahoney said.
Mahoney said he "considered it embezzlement because the money was missing. There may be a different term, but I consider money missing as embezzlement."
Success gives Lima Senior grad Pughsley new set of goals from LimaOhio.com
A year ago, Jarrod Pughsley carried a card with a list of goals on it.
The first goal was to make an active NFL roster. No. 2 was to get on the field during an NFL game. And No. 3 was to be ready when opportunity presented itself.
The 2009 Lima Senior graduate put a check mark behind all three of those items during the 2015 NFL season when he was on the Kansas City Chiefs active roster for five games and played in two of them.
So, what's next for the 6-foot, 6-inch, 310-pound offensive lineman?
NFL Combine: Top Wide Receiver Performances from CBS Los Angeles
Chris Conley WR Georgia 2015- Conley showed out at last year's combine setting position group records in both the vertical jump (45-inch) and broad jump (11'7″). He also posted top performances for the group last year in the 40 (4.35) and bench press (18 reps). The Chiefs drafted him in the 3rd round (76th overall). Conley's rookie season was somewhat disappointing with 17 receptions 199 yards and one touchdown. He did have 6 catches for 42 yards and a TD in the Chiefs playoff loss to the Patriots, Kansas City is surely hoping that's a sign of things to come.