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Patrick Mahomes’ foundation providing 30,000 meals to food bank in East Texas | KMBC

“The East Texas Food Bank is so grateful to our hometown hero Patrick Mahomes and the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation for their continued support of our hunger-relief work,” East Texas Food Bank chief executive officer Dennis Cullinane told KLTV in Tyler, Texas.

“I was personally touched that even as Patrick became a new father last week, he was still thinking about his hometown and wanted to help those that have been affected by the winter storm.

“During times like these, when so many of our neighbors have lost power and water—including the most vulnerable among us already facing hunger—we are so thankful for our caring community and friends like Patrick. The donation will help us meet the increased need for food assistance due to the pandemic and winter storm.”

2021 NFL Mock Draft: Falcons grab Matt Ryan’s replacement, Dolphins target Alabama stars | The Athletic

31. Kansas City Chiefs: Jaelan Phillips, Edge, Miami (Fla.)

Based on the performance of their makeshift offensive line in the Super Bowl, the Chiefs are likely to prioritize protecting Patrick Mahomes by strengthening that group, especially with injuries to Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz. But with the run on tackles late in the first round, the Chiefs can try to solve their pass-rushing issues by selecting Phillips. Even with star pass rushers in Chris Jones and Frank Clark, the Chiefs’ defensive line didn’t generate consistent pressure on quarterbacks when coordinator Steve Spagnuolo wasn’t blitzing. Adding Phillips, a quick, athletic defender with violent hands, gives the Chiefs a formidable trio to complement their strong secondary. — Nate Taylor

Chiefs: 3 free agents who could alter 2021 NFL Draft plans | FanSided

If there is one thing the Chiefs don have its a tall redzone threat at wide receiver. They have created a track team which is great for 3/4 of the field, but its not helpful in the redzone. Marvin Jones is 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds and has a nose for the endzone with four seasons of over eight touchdowns. Out of the legit starting receivers on their roster Marvin Jones would instantly be the tallest.

Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman are both 5-foot-10. Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson are both 6-foot-1. But, Watkins is past his prime and Robinson is as sketchy a route runner as they come, he never developed at the next level. Marvin Jones could come in and be Mahomes favorite target on short yardage or in the redzone.

The NFL picked these as the top 10 plays by Chiefs’ Travis Kelce from 2020 season | Kansas City Star

Kelce had his fifth straight 1,000-yard receiving season, extending his own NFL record. He also had 11 touchdown receptions.

So what was Kelce’s best play from the 2020 season? The NFL picked the top 10 for a video it shared on Twitter.

Among those on the list: the stiff-arm to an overmatched Broncos defender, the time he pulled a Randy Moss move on a catch against a Dolphins defensive back, and the game-winning touchdown against the Raiders in Las Vegas.

Did the NFL get it right in this video?

Naming the greatest win for all 32 NFL teams | CBS Sports

Kansas City Chiefs

Greatest win: Super Bowl LIV: Chiefs 31, 49ers 20

Runner up: Super Bowl IV: Chiefs 23, Vikings 7

Prisoner of the moment? Maybe, but the Chiefs’ win over the 49ers was historic on multiple levels. It was the Chiefs’ first Super Bowl win in 50 years, a win that punched Andy Reid’s future Hall of Fame ticket while also solidifying Patrick Mahomes’ status as an NFL superstar. The win also marked the third consecutive playoff game where Kansas City overcame a double-digit deficit to win, an NFL record. Mahomes became the first player to win league and Super Bowl MVP honors before his 25th birthday.

Around the NFL

Deshaun Watson met with Houston Texans coach David Culley, still wants to be traded, sources say | ESPN

Upset over the way the organization has operated in recent years, Watson has asked the Texans to trade him and has had very little contact with the team since the season ended. The conversation with Culley is believed to have been the first between the two. Culley said in his introductory news conference that he expected Watson to be on the team in 2021.

But according to the sources, Watson’s message to Culley in Friday’s meeting was that nothing has changed on his end and he still would like to be traded. So far, the Texans have told interested teams that they don’t intend to trade Watson, who just last summer signed a four-year, $156 million contract extension that runs through 2025.

Russell Wilson potential trade scenarios: Cowboys, Bears, Raiders, Saints top list for Seahawks star | ESPN

Las Vegas Raiders

How doable it is — and what comes next: Very. But is there an appetite to move on from a QB coming off his career-best statistical season? From the pure financial standpoint, shedding the cap numbers of Carr, who has $2.5 million in dead money, and Mariota, who has zero dead money, to get Wilson makes it nearly a wash (the Raiders would still have more than $1 million to shed). Gruden and GM Mike Mayock have long said they will always kick tires on players to see how and if a certain player will improve the roster. Expect tire-kicking to commence, then, as Wilson, 32, has three years remaining on his contract but a lot of mileage on his legs, and Carr, who turns 30 next month and has two years left on his deal, is no doubt growing weary of the yearly offseason speculation. — Paul Gutierrez

Titans shopping first-round pick Isaiah Wilson after troubled year in Tennessee, per report | CBS Sports

Titans general manager Jon Robinson told reporters that they hadn’t had contact with Wilson since he was put on the reserve/non-football injury list in December, and that he had to prove to the franchise that he was interested in returning and playing football. Less than a week later, Wilson tweeted he was ”done with football as a Titan” before deleting the post.

“We did a lot of work on him, leading up to the evaluation process,” Robinson said, via Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com. “The player that was here in the fall in Nashville was not the player we evaluated.”

Wilson was arrested for DUI in September, and just a month prior, received a trespass warning while attending a party. According to the Tennessee State University police report obtained by Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com, Wilson even pondered jumping from a second-story balcony to evade the authorities. The rookie began training camp on the reserve/COVID list, and made another stint on the list in early September. Later in the year, Wilson was suspended by the Titans for violating club rules. Shortly after his suspension was listed, he was finally placed on the reserve/non-football illness list due to ”personal issues.”

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2021 NFL Draft: the offensive tackle awards

Best “power”

Teven Jenkins | Oklahoma State

Jenkins wants to end every single rush laying on top of a defender on the sideline and he’s equally as likely to end up there as he is losing the point of contact.

The very first play in the clip has Jenkins stand-up a top-50 draft pick on the edge while working laterally and then drive him up-field and into the bench. His ability to not only stop the momentum of the player but also reverse and control it 20-plus yards from start to finish is amazing. Every single rep of run blocking or pass protection has Jenkins looking to put as much force into the opponent as possible.

His ability to slap guys and force them 3 yards upfield or turn them before slamming them to the ground without even taking a step is borderline unnatural.

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