It has been a big week for the draft team at Arrowhead Pride (Craig, Matt, Jake and I). We announced a project that's been in the works for nearly a year.
On April 8, we are releasing the first ever edition of the KC Draft Guide.
We'll have over 200 prospect write-ups, specifically about how prospects fit the Chiefs. There will be big boards, more than 300 grades on players, mock drafts, positional rankings and features all specific to the Chiefs. You can preorder the guide for only $6.99 by clicking here.
Today, we launch pre-orders for the KC Draft Guide! Hundreds of write-ups about how prospects fit the Chiefs, player quotes, features, big boards, mock drafts and more. Here's a link to a special launch price of $6.99, less than the cost of a burrito: https://t.co/Gd5Brmhp5P pic.twitter.com/XtWmogQTMe— Kent Swanson (@kent_swanson) February 20, 2019
We've been evaluating prospects well before we were writers. Now we're carrying our passion into this project. Even though we're building this guide, we'll be providing more draft content than ever at Arrowhead Pride. We're excited to show you everything we have planned. It's a win-win.
The NFL Combine kicks off next week. Here are four offensive prospects we're most excited to watch.
Devin Singletary, running back
5’ 9” | 200 lbs | Florida Atlantic
I'm not an advocate for the Chiefs investing a day one or two selection at RB, but one guy I wouldn't turn my nose at is Devin Singletary from FAU. He possesses good vision, lateral agility and contact balance. Firmly RB2 and will likely stay that way. pic.twitter.com/liLiZAJFmy— Kent Swanson (@kent_swanson) February 16, 2019
Singletary has some of the most fun tape of the entire draft class. His lateral explosion to make defenders miss is second to none. He’s exceptional in space and possesses good contact balance. How he weighs in and how he tests will be important for him. If he’s able to come in over 200 pounds and test at a high level, his stock will continue to rise.
Getting a chance to display his ability in the passing game and prove that he can be a useful asset in the area of the game would certainly help as well. We currently have a second-round grade on Singletary, and he’s firmly the No. 2 running back in this class. He would be one of the few running backs I’d be excited about the Chiefs selecting on day two.
Jace Sternberger, tight end
6’ 4” | 250 lbs | Texas A&M
On today's @PackADayPodcast I called Jace Sternberger the Anti Richard Rodgers. Here's what I meant. Look at the way Sternberger collects himself, flips his hips and gets up-field on this speed out. Impressive athlete. pic.twitter.com/R2YqmRKT8J— Jake Morley (@JacobMorley) February 12, 2019
Most Kansas fans lament the fact that Jace Sternberger was a Jayhawk to start his college career. The Aggie tight end transferred from junior college after his departure from Lawrence and David Beaty, who had him at defensive end for a stint.
Sternberger’s potential was realized in College Station, as he displayed excellent athleticism and natural hands. He projects as a day-two tight end should be if he tests at a high level. He could be excellent value for the Chiefs on the Friday (rounds 2-3) of the draft.
Terry McLaurin, wide receiver
6 | 205 lbs | Ohio State
Terry McLaurin, WR OSU, May have made himself the most money this weekend.— Matt Lane (@ChiefinCarolina) January 24, 2019
Clean releases off the LoS all week, suddenly breaks, and has shown strong hands when targeted. Also a ST/gunner ace in drills. pic.twitter.com/xiQFEXON4q
McLaurin was invited to the Senior Bowl in January because of his intriguing athleticism and abilities as a potential special teams ace.
He took advantage of that opportunity by parlaying it into buzz as a receiver. McLaurin caught 35 passes for 701 yards and 11 touchdowns. He had excellent production but was Parris Campbell and younger receivers like Chris Olave somehow overshadowed him. Put on his tape and you’ll see an intriguing route runner with athletic traits. The buzz around the Senior Bowl was that McLaurin would be an elite tester at the Combine. We’re about to find out.
McLaurin should be an excellent addition to the Chiefs on day three if he’s still there. The closer we get to April, that likelihood is decreasing.
Tytus Howard, offensive tackle
6’ 5” | 322 lbs | Alabama State
We know OT Tytus Howard has the feet to play tackle in the NFL, but it’s great to see this type of physicality from him. #SeniorBowl pic.twitter.com/IXkmVCVVpy— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) January 24, 2019
Howard is unrefined technically as a prospect, but the athletic ability is an excellent baseline to work with on a project tackle. The movement skills will be on full display in drills, and the testing should impress. Howard’s measurables are great, and the physicality he shows on tape makes him an intriguing prospect. He’s still got work to do in order to be trusted at the next level, but as a late day two or early day three project, he’s well worth the investment.
AP Draft Show
We discussed these prospects, players that can help themselves at the NFL Combine and answered your questions on this week’s episode of the AP Draft Show.