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PostSubject: Offseason Workouts   Fri May 11, 2012 3:00 pm

Martin Rucker among rookie camp participants

Former Missouri tight end Martin Rucker is among 10 players participating in the Chiefs' rookie camp on a trial basis. Rucker, who is from St. Joseph, has played with the Browns, Cowboys and Jaguars. He was drafted by Cleveland in 2008 when the Browns were coached by Romeo Crennel.

One other tryout player, linebacker Leon Williams, was drafted by the Browns in 2006, also when they were coached by Crennel.

Another player of note is quarterback David LeGree, who began his college career at Syracuse before transferring to Hampton. The Chiefs have only three quarterbacks under contract and would prefer to take four to training camp. LeGree could eventually be that quarterback.

Otherwise, the Chiefs are mostly taking a look at specialists. They will look at three deep snappers (Tom DeTemple of Cincinnati, James Winchester of Oklahoma and Clint Mower of Utah), a kicker (Jason Cunningham of Montana State) and a punter (Paul Hershey of Ohio).

The others are an offensive lineman (Jacob Phillips, who played in college at Belhaven in Mississippi) and a defensive back (Dominique Ellis of South Carolina State).

In all, the Chiefs will have 38 participants, including eight draft picks, 15 undrafted rookies under contract, the 10 tryout players and five of their younger veteran players: fullback Shane Bannon, running back Shaun Draughn, wide receiver Jamar Newsome and offensive linemen Ron Bruggeman and Luke Patterson.

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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Fri May 11, 2012 9:27 pm

Holtus was bragging on Wylie's route running ability.
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Fri May 11, 2012 9:28 pm

"Wylie looks the part-natural in route running. plus twitchy I like twitchy."

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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Fri May 11, 2012 9:33 pm

The Kansas City Chiefs just announced that their rookie free-agent class is signed. Here is the team’s release:

WR Josh Bellamy (6-0, 206) played in 26 games (17 starts) in two seasons at Louisville, compiling 53 catches for 681 yards (12.8 avg.) with seven touchdowns. Bellamy spent two years at Butte Community College in Oroville, Calif., prior to his arrival at Louisville. Bellamy prepped at Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport, Fla.

TE Tim Biere (6-4, 260) played in 44 games (28 starts) at Kansas, recording 66 catches for 798 yards (12.1 avg.) with six touchdowns. He was an all-super state first-team selection his senior year at Westside High school in Omaha, Neb.

OL Justin Cheadle (6-2, 290) played in 47 games (33 starts) at California. Cheadle started 21 consecutive games at right guard spanning all 13 contests of 2009 and the first eight of 2010, before returning to start all 13 games his senior season. He prepped at Bakersfield High School in Bakersfield, Calif.

RB Nate Eachus (5-10, 212) played in 37 games (28 starts) at Colgate, rushing 838 times for 4,484 yards (5.4 avg.) with 53 touchdowns and hauled in 40 receptions for 395 yards (9.9 avg.) with two touchdowns. He was team captain in his senior year at Hazleton Area High School in Hazleton, Pa., and was named the 2007 PIAA District Dream Team Player of the Year.

DB Jean Fanor (6-1, 200) played in 37 games (22 starts) at Bethune-Cookman, registering 127 tackles (70 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss (-26.0 yards), three interceptions for 19 yards, 13 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also spent time on offense as a wide receiver, recording five receptions for 91 yards (18.2 avg.) with a touchdown. He was an all-county performer at North Miami Senior High School in North Miami, Fla.

DB Chandler Fenner (6-1, 189) played in 44 games at Holy Cross, tallying 133 tackles (108 solo), 3.0 sacks (-14.0 yards), four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He added two interceptions returned for 49 yards and 18 passes defensed. The Virginia Beach, Va., native prepped at Frank W. Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Va.

FB Taylor Gentry (6-2, 250) played in 44 games at North Carolina State, catching 38 passes for 313 yards (8.2 avg.) and recording 61 tackles (22 solo). He was two-time all-conference, all-area and team MVP at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, N.C., as a tight end, wide receiver, outside linebacker and defensive end.

DB Tysyn Hartman (6-3, 206) played in 50 games (45 starts) at Kansas State, tallying 258 tackles (155 solo), 10 interceptions returned for 119 yards and 12 passes defensed. He was a three-year starter at both quarterback and defensive back at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School in Wichita, Kan., earning first-team all-state honors as a defensive back.

LB Dexter Heyman (6-3, 238) played in 43 games (23 starts) at Louisville, compiling 156 tackles (98 solo), 23.5 tackles for loss (-80.0 yards), 6.5 sacks (-43.0 yards), three interceptions, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and five passes defensed. He was a first-team all-state selection at Male High School in Louisville, Ky.

OL Cam Holland (6-2, 320) played in 36 games (30 starts) on the offensive line at North Carolina, primarily at center. He was a first-team all-state performer at Perry Traditional Academy in Pittsburgh, Pa.

DE Ethan Johnson (6-4, 300) played in 47 games (37 starts) at Notre Dame, compiling 97 tackles (43 solo), 18.5 tackles for loss (-83.0 yards), 12.5 sacks (-68.0 yards), a forced fumble, four fumble recoveries, six passes defensed and a blocked extra point. He was a U.S. Army All-American selection at Lincoln High School in Portland, Ore.

WR Brandon Kinnie (6-3, 220) played in 40 games (20 starts) in three seasons at Nebraska, recording 81 receptions for 892 yards (11.0 avg.) with six touchdowns. He caught 62 passes for 845 yards (13.6 avg.) and 10 touchdowns as a freshman at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kan. He was an all-state performer at Grandview High School in Grandview, Mo.

DB Terrance Parks (6-2, 218) played in 43 games (25 starts) at Florida State, compiling 99 tackles (65 solo), nine passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and an interception returned for a touchdown. He was an Under Armour All-American at Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga., where he played in the same secondary as Chiefs S Eric Berry.

K Matt Szymanski (6-1, 196) played in 52 games between SMU (2009-10) and Texas A&M (2006-07), competing in 26 contests at each school. He converted 35 of 58 (60.3 pct.) career field goal attempts with a long of 61 yards and was successful on all 131 extra point attempts. He also punted 123 times for 5,105 yards (41.5 avg.) with a long of 74 yards. He was rated the No. 1 kicker in the nation at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas.

DB Neiko Thorpe (6-2, 185) played in 51 games (40 starts) at Auburn, compiling 279 tackles (172 solo), seven interceptions returned for 189 yards (27.0 avg.), 35 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown. He was an Under Armour All-American at Tucker High School in Tucker,
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Fri May 11, 2012 9:51 pm

RB Nate Eachus was mocked as high as the 5th round wasn't he?
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Fri May 11, 2012 9:52 pm

I wish we would have brought in C Micheal Brewster and LB Burflict in this class of Undrafted's.
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Sat May 12, 2012 2:16 pm

Poe in rookie camp, but it’s too early for tell-tale signs
By ADAM TEICHER

The Kansas City Star

Dontari Poe (right), the Chiefs' first-round draft pick, was off and running at the first day of the Chiefs' rookine camp on Friday.

This much is clear regarding Dontari Poe, the Chiefs’ first-round draft pick: He comes by his size honestly. The Chiefs say he is 346 pounds, and judging by his considerable physical presence on Friday at the start of a three-day rookie camp, that figure isn’t inflated.

But the answer to a more important question — can Poe be the dominant monster the Chiefs have lacked in the middle of their defensive line? — will have to wait for another day.

The Chiefs wore little in the way of pads and contact was minimal, so it wasn’t going to be a day for the big guys to shine.

“Not much, because there’s no contact,” coach Romeo Crennel said when asked what could be learned about Poe on such a day. “He’s playing a position where contact rules when the ball is snapped during a game. We have to teach him the technique, but we have to get him in pads to be able to polish the technique. Until that time, we can see some improvement. You see improvement with the guy hitting a bag and trying to understand.”

These practices are for the skill players to show off. One who did was wide receiver Devon Wylie, a fourth-round pick. Speed at his position is otherwise scarce for the Chiefs, but Wylie showed plenty of it.

“What he was advertised as, it showed,” Crennel said. “He has really good quickness. He runs pretty good routes. I think he’ll be able to get a step on defenders and have a chance to make plays.”

That would obviously be of benefit to the Chiefs. But fast receivers are relatively easy to find.

Nose tackles who weigh 346 pounds and have the athletic ability of a person 100 or more pounds lighter aren’t easy to find. Poe has that combination, which is why the Chiefs selected him with the 11th pick of the draft last month.

The Chiefs, who have just 38 players participating in the camp, were thin at some positions, so they spent little time working as a full offense against a full defense. They worked mainly on individual and position drills as well as special teams.

Poe spent a good portion of the practice session working alone on drills and techniques with defensive line coach Anthony Pleasant. Otherwise, Poe did little to catch the eye.

“No, not really other than the fact he worked pretty (well) during the course of practice,” Crennel said. “Coach Pleasant spent a lot of time with him. He has a way to go because he’s learning a different system. Until he can get his footwork down, his stance, his technique with his hands … That will come, but it will take a little time.”

For Poe, it was just the start of what promises to be a long process to become an accomplished player.

“I learned a lot on the first day,” Poe said. “More than I thought I would. But it’s all a process, so I’m doing the best I can day by day.

“I’m trying to learn everything I can. There’s a big mental part to this game, and the learning curve in the NFL is pretty big. You really don’t do too much of this kind of technique in college. I’m just trying to come in here and learn the mental part of it as much as I can now. The physical part will come to me.”

The Chiefs have bigger expectations for Poe than any of their other rookies. They believe he can not only help what last year was the NFL’s 26th-rated run defense, but he will be asked to provide the pressure they’ve frequently lacked from the middle of their pass rush.

If Poe can provide those elements as a rookie, the Chiefs should be able to contend for the AFC West championship. If not, they could be looking at their second straight last-place finish.

So all eyes were fixed on Poe on Friday, something that will happen often as the Chiefs continue their offseason preparations.

“It may be, but that really doesn’t concern me,” Poe said. “Whether I’m the first pick or the last pick, I’m going to come out here and give it my all. That’s what I’ll continue to do.”
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Sat May 12, 2012 2:18 pm

I like Poe's comment, "I’m trying to learn everything I can. There’s a big mental part to this game, and the learning curve in the NFL is pretty big. You really don’t do too much of this kind of technique in college. I’m just trying to come in here and learn the mental part of it as much as I can now. The physical part will come to me.”
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Sun May 13, 2012 2:56 pm

That Wylie kid is sounding more and more about someone we should be getting excited about lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Sun May 13, 2012 5:00 pm

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That Wylie kid is sounding more and more about someone we should be getting excited about lol.

I hope that's not a sign of things to come. Wylie seems to the one everybody's talking about. You would think that people would be raving about your 1st round pick and not your 4th. I have to admit that this is the 1st draft that I don't have a clue about what to expect heading into the season. Big Mystery! Maybe it's just because I don't know anything about any of the players they took outside of Poe and Stephenson.
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Sun May 13, 2012 11:06 pm

Read that they are really liking RB Gray.

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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Mon May 14, 2012 6:43 pm

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That Wylie kid is sounding more and more about someone we should be getting excited about lol.

I hope that's not a sign of things to come. Wylie seems to the one everybody's talking about. You would think that people would be raving about your 1st round pick and not your 4th. I have to admit that this is the 1st draft that I don't have a clue about what to expect heading into the season. Big Mystery! Maybe it's just because I don't know anything about any of the players they took outside of Poe and Stephenson.

Good point. I am the same way. Mixed feelings about Poe, I like the idea of trying to sure up the OL. And liking the later round picks. But don't know what to expect from the first three.

And yeah hearing good things about Gray also Rust.
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Mon May 14, 2012 10:35 pm

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That Wylie kid is sounding more and more about someone we should be getting excited about lol.

I hope that's not a sign of things to come. Wylie seems to the one everybody's talking about. You would think that people would be raving about your 1st round pick and not your 4th. I have to admit that this is the 1st draft that I don't have a clue about what to expect heading into the season. Big Mystery! Maybe it's just because I don't know anything about any of the players they took outside of Poe and Stephenson.

Good point. I am the same way. Mixed feelings about Poe, I like the idea of trying to sure up the OL. And liking the later round picks. But don't know what to expect from the first three.

And yeah hearing good things about Gray also Rust.

Gray has been playing QB hasn't he?
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Tue May 15, 2012 12:20 am

I watched some of Gray's college film and Im really excited about this guy. He could add a fourth game changing weapon in the backfield.

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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Tue May 15, 2012 4:09 am

Just need Quinn to take over the starting QB position. Younger and more talented than Cassel, he just needs a chance.

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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Tue May 15, 2012 4:50 pm

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Just need Quinn to take over the starting QB position. Younger and more talented than Cassel, he just needs a chance.

Agreed! Hopefully somebody will take out Cassells knee cap and we will see Quinn get a chance. It's amazing how I went from a Cassell supporter the first couple of years to a Cassell hater!
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Tue May 15, 2012 4:50 pm

KC Chiefs Plan Visit With Free Agent S Yeremiah Bell

by Joel Thorman on May 15, 2012 11:22 AM CDT

It's pretty obvious the Kansas City Chiefs are not done making moves. And more specifically it's clear that the Chiefs aren't done making moves at safety. The team visited with free agent safety O.J. Atogwe earlier this month and now ESPN's Adam Schefter has a report that the Chiefs are visiting with another safety.

Per Schefter, former Miami Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell is scheduled to visit the Chiefs on Wednesday.

The Chiefs have little depth at safety. Eric Berry is returning but you never know how guys will respond to injury. Kendrick Lewis also had some injury questions throughout last season. Jon McGraw, who was extensive playing time last season, is not under contract.

Bell was released by the Dolphins about a week into free agency and has been connected to a number of teams including the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans.

Bell's 34 years old which isn't a good age for your coverage skills. He's best served as a run defender near the line scrimmage. He's started at least 15 games in his last four seasons with the Dolphins.
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Tue May 15, 2012 4:51 pm

I would love to have Atogwe. I really like how this team is shaping up! I haven't been this excited about a Chiefs team in a long time.
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Tue May 15, 2012 4:54 pm


"We don’t think they’ll be in the Super Bowl," [Cantor Gaming's spotsbook director Mike] Colbert said on the podcast. "But we do think they’re going to be pretty damn good."

Beyond The Bets | Here Come The Chiefs: Cantor’s Colbert likes KC, even if wiseguys are betting against them
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Tue May 15, 2012 4:55 pm

Chiefs’ Brandon Flowers “not too worried about Peyton Manning”

Posted by Michael David Smith on May 15, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT

Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers doesn’t think Peyton Manning’s arrival in Denver makes the Broncos the favorites in the AFC West.

Flowers told the Kansas City Star that in the AFC West — where the Broncos won a three-way tiebreaker to make the playoffs with an 8-8 record last year, and the Chiefs were in last place at 7-9 — is ripe for the taking. And the Chiefs plan to take it.

“We’ve got the mindset we’re going to win the AFC West,” Flowers said.

As for Manning, Flowers doesn’t doubt that he’s a great player, but he does believe that if the Chiefs’ secondary does its job,

“Peyton Manning, he’s a quarterback that everyone wants to have,” Flowers said. “He’s not going to turn the ball over, he’s not going to make critical mistakes. But I’m going out there saying if my man can’t get open, he won’t have no one to throw the ball to. So as long as I do my part, we’re not too worried about Peyton Manning.”
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Tue May 15, 2012 5:40 pm

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Just need Quinn to take over the starting QB position. Younger and more talented than Cassel, he just needs a chance.

Agreed! Hopefully somebody will take out Cassells knee cap and we will see Quinn get a chance. It's amazing how I went from a Cassell supporter the first couple of years to a Cassell hater!

If Cassel isnt starting under center KC is a SB contender. I wish theyd make a play for Mallett.
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Tue May 15, 2012 11:35 pm

A few hours ago, someone tweeted me and said that former Mizzou TE Martin Rucker agreed to a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. Absent any confirmation, I couldn't post it on the site.

But we now have a little more confirmation. Rucker himself tweeted that he is now a Chief.

Thanking God 4 another opportunity 2 pursue my dream. Thank u all 4 ur prayers and support. I'm a Kansas City Chief!! Good 2 b home!!

He was in KC last weekend for the rookie minicamp but only on a tryout basis. His tweet makes it sound like he got an actual contract from the Chiefs (presumably a one-year deal). We'll wait for it to become officially official when the Chiefs announce the signing.

Rucker was originally the Browns 2008 fourth round draft pick, the same year the team was headed by Romeo Crennel.

The Chiefs have shown quite a bit of interest in tight ends this offseason. Kevin Boss was inked to a deal and the Chiefs also worked out Dallas Clark.
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Wed May 16, 2012 1:04 am

Probably won't get Clark now. That TE who is more of an extra linemen has a chance to make it too.

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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Wed May 16, 2012 3:21 pm

BigRatt wrote:
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Just need Quinn to take over the starting QB position. Younger and more talented than Cassel, he just needs a chance.

Agreed! Hopefully somebody will take out Cassells knee cap and we will see Quinn get a chance. It's amazing how I went from a Cassell supporter the first couple of years to a Cassell hater!

Will never wish for anyone to get hurt. But with the talent we seem to be putting together, I could see us being contenders no matter who the QB is.
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PostSubject: Re: Offseason Workouts   Thu May 17, 2012 7:27 pm

How the Chiefs Used the Draft to Become a Contender in Just Ten Days


By Jake Saltzman

I’m still searching, but I’ve yet to come across an analyst who gives the Kansas City Chiefs anything higher than a B grade in April’s draft. That may not sound strange, but considering the number of “expert” opinions out there, you would think somebody would be a big enough Dontari Poe believer to give the Chiefs, at the very least, a B+.

Such is not the case, however, at least not yet. Taken at 11th overall by the Chiefs, Poe did not have the stellar college career required to make everybody believe he warranted a top-15 selection. He also played at Memphis in Conference USA, point out some draft evaluators, hardly a college-conference pairing like Alabama-SEC, or Purdue-Big Ten for example. Other analysts look at the fact that Poe recorded only a single sack last season, on a team that went only 2-10 with losses to schools such as Rice and UAB.

The problem with this set of arguments is that if Conference USA isn’t a competitive enough league, how should a 2-10 record differ from an 11-1 record? Kellen Moore went a remarkable 50-3 at Boise State, but because the level of competition in the WAC and Mountain West was not up to par with the SEC, Big Ten or even Pac 12, all 32 teams passed on Moore in the draft.

The difference between Moore and Poe is of course potential, or rather, POEtential. At just 5’10, Moore is widely believed to be too short to succeed in the NFL. Poe on the other hand is 6’3 and 346, large even by nose tackle standards. Combine that size with good coaching, and Poe would appear destined for seven or eight sacks automatically.

It takes more than just one player to make a draft class successful however, and it is for that reason that the Chiefs’ draft deserves more credit than it has yet been given. Here are five reasons why the Chiefs could contend for a division title in 2012, based solely upon their draft week.

1: Romeo Crennel provides the Yin, Dontari Poe the Yang.

It’s hard to think of anybody better than Romeo Crennel when the task at hand is developing solid NFL defenders, especially on the defensive line. A defensive genius, Crennel has over 25 years of NFL coaching experience, multiple Super Bowl titles, and has coached alongside the likes of Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick and Charlie Weis in his career. The Chiefs played their best football of the season when Crennel took over after week 14, and in week 15 handed the Packers their only loss of the regular season. Equally telling is the fact that the Chiefs defense gave up only 33 points combined in their final three games of 2011 under Crennel, after giving up over 30 in five of the prior 13 in which Todd Haley roamed the KC sideline. Crennel already knows what he has in defensive end Tamba Hali (12 sacks in 2011), and is certainly capable of turning Poe and Hali into a formidable duo before the season even starts.

2: WR Devon Wylie is the closest thing to Wes Welker other than Wes Welker.

Devon Wylie isn’t Wes Welker, and to expect him to be, especially in his rookie season, is preposterous. But the Chiefs did get a pro with their fourth round pick out of Fresno State, exactly what they need to compliment Dwayne Bowe at receiver. With Peyton Hillis and Jamaal Charles both healthy at running back, if Matt Cassel struggles it is quite possible the Chiefs still get to .500 in a weak division. On the other hand, if Cassel surprises, the Chiefs could potentially win ten games in 2012. Supposing the Chiefs offense wasn’t plagued by injuries last season, and Charles and Cassel were active for all 16 games, the Chiefs would have been major contenders rather than living longshots entering week 17, in a division whose winner didn’t even have a winning record. This season, with health restored and Wylie in the mix, Kansas City not only has a run game and deep threat, but the one thing it lacked aside from injuries last season; a slot receiver who excels over the middle. Wylie had 56 catches for Fresno St. last season, and finished his career with 16 touchdowns from scrimmage. Eight of those came on the ground. Last year’s addition of Jonathan Baldwin proves the Chiefs love versatile offensive weapons, and Wylie is just that. Like a young Wes Welker, Wylie also figures to compete for time at returner this season.

3: Three starters in three rounds.

Aside from Poe, the Chiefs picked up two more potential starters with their first three selections, both at offensive tackle. Taken in rounds two and three respectively, Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson could become the immediate heirs to the spots left vacant by the departures of Barry Richardson and Casey Wiegmann. Richardson and Wiegmann both started every game for the Chiefs last season, but despite that don’t fit into Crennel’s plans moving forward. Wiegmann in particular will turn 39 this summer, making him one of the oldest starting offensive linemen in the game. Allen and Stephenson will both start for the Chiefs at some point in the near future, but second year center Rodney Hudson will get a shot at Wiegmann’s spot before that happens.

4: Local talent and team needs were both covered in free agency.

Another weapon that can’t be overlooked for the Chiefs is tight end Tony Moeaki, who missed all of last season with an injury. While Moeaki returns however, last year’s replacement, Leonard Pope, signed with the Steelers in March. That opens up a spot at tight end that the Chiefs have looked to fill via free agency with Kevin Boss, but may very well continue to resolve with Tim Biere, an undrafted rookie from nearby University of Kansas. The Chiefs were neat to grab a couple local prospects in free agency, and Biere averaged over 12 yards per catch in college and very well could have been the lone Jayhawk to hear his name called two weeks ago. That aside, Biere is an upgrade over Jake O’Connell, the third tight end currently on Kansas City’s roster, but needs to become a better blocker. Additionally, former Kansas State Wildcat Tysyn Hartman has excellent size for a defensive back, but will have to beat out fellow undrafted signee Jean Fanor of Bethune-Cookman for a permanent spot in Crennel’s DB rotation.

5: Seventh round DT Jerome Long brings the sacks Poe didn’t in college.

Jerome Long is not what I would call a sack machine, but he did come out strong last season with four sacks in San Diego State’s first six games. If Crennel employs Long on select packages, there is no reason to believe he won’t duplicate or improve upon that statistic for the Chiefs. The Chiefs do have a plethora of D-Linemen however, including second-year man Allen Bailey, whose play in the Chiefs game against Miami last season helped KC avoid a shutout.
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