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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 4/24

Winter is coming. So, I'm excited for tonight's Game of Thrones. While we're keeping score (and if you like keeping score on GoT be sure to check out SB Nations weekly recap) on GoT I'm totally #TeamStark, but when we get to Captain America: Civil War in a couple of weeks Stark can take a flying leap 'cause I'm all about #TeamCap. If you have problems with that, you can move along (or complain in the comments). Anyway, here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Valar morghulis.

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The Star's NFL Draft preview: Times, TV, when the Chiefs pick, top players at each position from The Kansas City Star

Here is the complete draft order. The Chiefs have seven picks: First round (No. 28 overall), second round (No. 59), fourth round (No. 126), fifth round (Nos. 162 and 165), sixth round (No. 203), seventh round (No. 249).

Terez A. Paylor, who covers the Chiefs for The Kansas City Star, is taking a look at each position ahead of the NFL Draft. Here are his outlooks.

Former Kansas State standout Morgan Burns balances faith, football on path to NFL from Chiefs Digest

Burns impressed at his Pro Day workout by clocking an unofficial 4.38 time on his first 40-yard dash, followed by a 4.34 effort in front of scouts and representatives from the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns.

His athletic ability and potential to grow as a cornerback resulted in a predraft visit with the Green Bay Packers, a private workout with the Colts and the 49ers reached out to express interest.

The Cardinals and Chiefs also paid special attention to Burns after his Pro Day workout. The Chiefs, in particular, asked Burns questions and had him take a test.

Draft analysts say Chiefs could be interested in a quarterback from The Kansas City Star

"You've got to think about quarterback at some point. Will Andy Reid look at a quarterback down the line?" ESPN's Mel Kiper said. "You look at Kevin Hogan from Stanford, Nate Sudfeld from Indiana, Dak Prescott from Mississippi State, Brandon Allen from Arkansas. There's going to be a lot of options on day three for quarterbacks with ability."

ESPN's Jon Gruden agreed, and like Kiper he also mentioned Prescott as a potential option after the first round.

"Andy Reid, he's been able to coach all kinds of different quarterbacks.," Gruden said. "He took Donovan McNabb out of Syracuse — I coached Donovan in the Senior Bowl. Donovan was a freeze-option quarterback that did most of his damage running. I could see Andy Reid coaching a lot of these guys, starting with Prescott in the second round, third round. Bring a guy in here that has similar traits, a dual threat."

Rating the top quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL Draft from The Kansas City Star

1. JARED GOFF, California

Measurables: 6-4, 215, 22, 4.82

Bio: Three-year starter who completed 341 of 529 passes (64.5 percent) for 4,719 yards, 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2015. Rushed 56 times for minus-8 yards and zero touchdowns. Declared after true junior season.

Consensus: Quick, decisive and accurate with good footwork. Throws with anticipation and throws a nice ball with touch. Has experience using full-field reads. Courageous in the pocket and has taken punishment, though he occasionally throws off his back foot in an attempt to get the ball out. Reportedly a quick study with strong family support. Deep ball accuracy can be uneven. Hand size (9 inches) is borderline; cold-weather teams will take this into account. Operated primarily out of shotgun; will have to learn how to operate from under center.

Rating the top tight ends in the 2016 NFL Draft from The Kansas City Star

1. HUNTER HENRY, Arkansas

Measurables: 6-5, 250, 22, 4.66

Bio: Three-year starter who caught 51 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns in 2015. Declared after true junior season.

Consensus: Did not run or work out at the combine, other than the bench press (13 reps). Posted his 40-time at his pro day. Experienced, productive player with experience in a pro-style system. Has experienced as an attached tight end. Has plus athleticism and good agility. Shows good burst off the line of scrimmage and out of his cuts. Should be able to threaten the seam; has shown the ability to track the ball and make the tough catch. Smooth route runner. Willing blocker; has the quickness to get to the second level. Is not overpowering and could stand to add strength. Has all the tools to be a very good NFL tight end.

NFL players should consider the same thoughts Husain Abdullah had before he retired from The Kansas City Star

After Seau died by suicide in 2012, he was found to have the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy — among numerous other NFL players who had CTE.

If you scoff at that science, which was evident long before the movie "Concussion" enlightened a whole new audience, The Flat Earth Society may have a place for you.

No wonder, then, Abdullah "got scared," as he wrote in an essay for The Players' Tribune last week.

His thought process took on a new dimension when his wife had their fourth child earlier this year. One night, he stared at his new daughter thinking, "I want to be aware of everything going on in her life, and I want to take care of her. I don't want her to have to take care of me."

Chiefs will make decision on Eric Fisher option after draft from ProFootballTalk

It's hard not to think Dorsey has at least some idea what the Chiefs will do. By not exercising (or not exercising) the option until after the draft, the absence of a decision on Fisher injects a little uncertainty into their plans for the draft, since they may (or may not) be looking to add another tackle as part of a plan for a future without Fisher.

Besides, with the option salary guaranteed for injury, there's no reason for the Chiefs (or any team) to pick up the option before the deadline.

Gregg Bell's NFL mock draft from The Olympian

28. Kansas City Chiefs: Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson: Chiefs have a hole the size of Missouri at CB opposite 2015 rookie star Marcus Peters from UW.

Dream NFL draft scenarios for all 32 teams from ABC News

28. Kansas City Chiefs: Pittsburgh doesn't take the cornerback they want. Kansas City needs a Sean Smith replacement for the long term. Apple has the size to help him be that, and he makes a lot of sense if he's there. Chiefs fans are probably dreaming about one of the wide receivers here, and it'd be hard to blame them. But they're going to be about the running game and defense as long as they're leaning on Alex Smith. They need guys who can cover.

Arizona football: Scooby limited but ‘always around the ball,' analyst says from

One more draft-related note: Arizona safety Will Parks tweeted that he just visited the Denver Broncos after meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs. He's now on to Cincinnati.

2016 NFL Draft Rumors: Broncos looking to trade up in the first round of the NFL Draft from Mile High Report

One of the teams that the Broncos have discussed a trade with is the Green Bay Packers. They own the 27th pick and would allow the Broncos to jump the Kansas City Chiefs and the Arizona Cardinals. Both of those teams could use a young quarterback to develop and have been showing interest in the quarterback class this year.

Campbell doesn't mention any other teams the Broncos have discussed a potential trade with, but one has to assume they are talking to a bunch of teams.

Catching up with 5 former UI draft picks from The Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Jon Asamoah, offensive lineman

2010 draft, third round, No. 68 overall, Kansas City Chiefs

"I was back at home in Park Forest. It was me, my girl -€” we're now married -€” my aunt and uncle and a few of my high school friends. I was just sitting there.

"I knew I was going to be second or third round. I knew it was going to be Day 2 of the draft. I watched the first day. I had the opportunity to train with some really good guys coming out really high in the draft. I was happy for them. The next day, I was so nervous. I like to know what's going on. For everything to be out of your hands and out of your control, it was a long day."

NFL Insider: Adding to draft trade scenarios from The Florida Times-Union


The deal: The New York Jets move back into the first round to select Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, jumping from 51 to 28 with Kansas City.

The scenario: The Jets go defense at pick No. 20, but move back into the first round to get ahead of quarterback possibilities in Arizona (29th) and Denver (31st). They also get the team-friendly fifth-year option by taking Cook in the first round.

The compensation: The Chiefs receive the Jets' third-round pick (No. 83) and a 2017 third-round selection.

The motivation: The Jets get an impact defender and a possible long-term answer at quarterback in the first round. The Chiefs lost their third-round pick this year when the league found them guilty of tampering with then-free agent receiver Jeremy Maclin. They also lost a sixth-rounder in 2017 in the penalties. This deal makes them whole again.

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