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Chiefs May Have Netted ‘First-Round’ Steal In Ogbah Trade | Forbes

Ogbah certainly will be motivated to perform in 2019.

He’s in the last year of his four-year, $6.6 million deal. An unrestricted free agent in 2020, he could cash in if he puts up big numbers for the Chiefs, particularly as a defensive end.

To make the big bucks, Ogbah will have to play like he did at Oklahoma State. The Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2015, he recorded 16.5 tackles for loss, including 12.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles. As a sophomore the previous year, he had 10 sacks.

2019 Draft Needs: Kansas City Chiefs | Sports Illustrated

Biggest Need: Cornerback

Hidden Need: Edge Rusher

Also Looking For: Defensive Line

Who They Can Get: It’s not a top-heavy cornerback class, but it is fairly deep. Georgia’s Deandre Baker and Washington’s Byron Murphy, both undersized cover artists, could make it to the end of Round 1, and if the Chiefs would prefer a big press corner Kentucky’s Lonnie Johnson or Clemson’s Trayvon Mullen are options. If he’s still on the board, Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell could fill an edge spot and upgrade the run defense.

Nick Jacobs: Best tight end fits for Chiefs in 2019 NFL Draft | 41 KSHB Kansas City

The Chiefs could use a running back, wide receiver and tight end for the offense. Four-time pro bowler Travis Kelce turns 30 in October and Kansas City would like an apprentice to learn under Kelce’s tutelage. Here are some potential options when the pick arises:

Colin Cowherd says Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes is the most dynamic player in the NFL | Clutch Points

“I don’t believe Aaron Rodgers is the most dynamic player. I think Patrick Mahomes going forward is the most dynamic player.”

How John Dorsey’s draft-day trades worked out for the Browns, Chiefs | Cleveland.com

While with the Chiefs, John Dorsey traded up five times. One of those, in the 2017 draft, was the trade with the Bills to move from 27 to 10 in the first round and draft quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Along with swapping first-rounders, the Bills received the Chiefs’ third-rounder (91) and 2018 first-rounder (22). Dorsey only traded down twice while with the Chiefs.

The Fantasy Decider: Tyreek Hill vs. Mike Evans | Pro Football Focus

There are three active receivers who have been in the league at least three years and been top-24 PPR finishers every year of their career. Michael Thomas is one, and he’s not relevant to today’s conversation. The other two, unsurprisingly because they’re in this space, are Hill and Evans.

Prorate their careers over a single season and things are pretty similar. Each has a third- and a ninth-place finish. Evans has averaged 1,221 yards from scrimmage; Hill has averaged 1,244. Evans has averaged 79 receptions, Hill 74. Hill has the advantage in touchdowns, 9.7 to 8.0. But overall, the two have ended up in largely the same places.

NFL community reacts to Tiger Woods winning Masters | NFL

See what Chiefs quarterback and 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes had to say.

Falcons sign former Chiefs and Colts DB Chris Cooper to two year pact | The Falcoholic

Cooper, 25, is a Stony Brook product who overcame a lot just to make it to the NFL as an undrafted free agent. He’s spent time in Kansas City and Indianapolis but has yet to play in an NFL game.

Around the league

NFL enforces helmet ban for Brady, 31 others | ESPN

The NFL and NFL Players Association have added 11 helmets to their joint list of approved equipment for 2019 while eliminating a grace period for other models that have fallen short in laboratory testing, engineers and executives representing both groups said Friday.

Vikings, Adam Thielen agree to 4-year, $64M extension | NFL

Adam Thielen has evolved into a go-to receiver and is about to be paid like one.

Bears sign AAF kicker in effort to replace Cody Parkey | Yahoo! Sports

When Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace said that kicker would be a “position of emphasis,” he wasn’t joking around. The Bears are pushing their positional battle to the limit by bringing in a third kicker, this time out of the Alliance of American Football: Elliott Fry.

Patriots DB Patrick Chung agrees to 1-year extension | NFL

Chung and the Patriots have agreed to a one-year extension through the 2021 season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the deal. Rapoport added Saturday that with his extension, Chung is set to make $6 million after he was set to earn a base salary of $2.4 million with bonuses taking it up to almost $3 million. It will be the safety’s fourth extension with the franchise that drafted him 10 years ago out of Oregon.

Raiders Would Be Fools for Abandoning Derek Carr and His $125 Million Contract | Bleacher Report

If Mayock and Gruden are smart they’ll take what’s behind door No. 1 and afford Carr one more season to try and show he can lead the silver and black back to respectability. While the 28-year-old isn’t cheap (Carr will make $20 million in 2019) and is coming off just a so-so season, building around him in advance of a deeper 2020 class at quarterback is the way to go.

The Four GMs Who Could Wreak Havoc on the NFL Draft | The Ringer

Jon Gruden has three first-rounders and an itch to trade. Bill Belichick has 12 picks and could pick up more. What does this mean for the rest of the league.

Football vs. MMA: Which Is More Dangerous? Athletes and Physicians Weigh in | Bleacher Report

Take a quick look at the sports’ top-line attributes. Football collisions have famously been compared to car crashes. There are no weight classes there, either, with 300-plus-pound players regularly crushing opponents 100 pounds lighter than them. At the same time, football players wear helmets and pads; fighters don’t. Football doesn’t have flying knees, either.

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

Cris Collinsworth, PFF staff suggest Chiefs building defense ahead of the curve

That is why I like PFF’s suggestion that the Chiefs may be ahead of the curve — where in today’s league (based upon analytics), coverage matters much more than pass rush. That is probably why the Chiefs were willing to spend $12 million of cap space for a year of Earl Thomas.

NFL Free Agency: complete picture of Chiefs signings, trades, cuts, and unsigned players

Everything you need to know about changes to the Chiefs roster in one place.

The AP draft team-powered seven-round Chiefs mock draft

This year, the Arrowhead Pride draft team worked together to come up with our plan of attack. We used the KC Draft Guide to help us navigate and make our selections. The board was not kind to the Kansas City Chiefs, but we navigated it.

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