At pick 29 they were likely going to have a chance at some subset of Greedy Williams, Byron Murphy, DeAndre Baker, David Long and Rock Ya-Sin to bolster that group. Now, with their highest picks sitting at Nos. 61 and 63, Kansas City will have a harder time acquiring starting-caliber talent this weekend, with trading up (usually a poor choice analytically) or trading for a veteran (where the pickings are slim) their best choices.
If the Chiefs want to add to their secondary -- even after signing Tyrann Mathieu -- Notre Dame’s disruptive cornerback Julian Love could be available late in Round 2. Staying at corner, Central Michigan’s Sean Bunting shot up draft boards after a big combine. He’d make sense. Florida’s Chauncey Gardner-Johnson would give the Chiefs two slot matchup safeties, and CGJ has impressive range from center field. If Alabama’s springy safety Deionte Thompson were to be available when the Chiefs go on the clock in the second round, he’d be a smart pick too.
After a year in which the Chiefs finished 12-4 and fell a few plays short of the Super Bowl, Kansas City was willing to surrender draft assets for Clark as a part of its ongoing effort to go all-in on 2020, due to the club’s desire to put the best team possible around reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes right before he likely signs a mega-deal next offseason.
Dig deeper and it’s easy to see why the Chiefs have realistic hopes that Clark can be the final piece that allows them to have a competent defense and to outlast the New England Patriots and their other competitors in the AFC race for the Super Bowl.
By simulating the 2019 season (all year round) we can project who the best fantasy wide receivers are and in our latest projection Tyreek Hill is number one, followed by Davante Adams and Julio Jones.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, scored a 24 on the test, which ranked ninth out of 12 quarterbacks. Oakland’s Nathan Peterman, who had a 38.4 quarterback rating in four games with the Bills in 2018 (including five touchdowns and two interceptions), had the second-best Wonderlic score of 33.
In Seattle’s final regular-season game of the 2018 season, Clark had a sack, three quarterback hits and a tackle for loss against the Arizona Cardinals.
And, Clark was mic’d-up for the game. Chiefs fans, here is the personality that is coming to Kansas City:
Around the league
The two sides have been talking since the end of the 2018 season and are getting closer to having a new deal in place, a source told ESPN
New England placed the $2.025 million tender on Gordon on March 12. The Patriots would receive a second-round pick in return if a team signed the receiver away from New England, though given his status, that scenario is unlikely.
Gordon remains suspended indefinitely again by the NFL for his latest violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.
After one fan on Twitter labeled him a “locker room cancer,” Beckham responded by saying he is only “cancer to a place that’s ok wit losing.”
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Clark fits all three primary criteria — height, weight and arm length — that Spagnuolo has previously desired. He falls just short on one secondary criterion: bench press.
One-sentence bio: Four-star recruit and cousin of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson; named defensive MVP of last year’s national championship game.
One-sentence scouting report: Versatile cornerback with experience in most techniques that has length and speed to cover many NFL wide receivers.
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