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The All-American running back from Colgate and Patriot League Player of the Year agreed to join the Chiefs shortly after the completion of the NFL Draft on Saturday night. His contract was finalized Monday.

“It’s been my dream my whole life, and now that it has come true it’s turning into a reality,” said Eachus, who finished his career third on Colgate’s all-time rushing list. “You want to stay humble, but at the same time don’t let anything back. Now isn’t the time to be timid. You have to be aggressive and confident in yourself.”

Mayock writes, “Think Haloti Ngata. That’s the kind of skill set and the kind of size he brings to the table. He’s got average college tape, but he’s got freakish athletic ability for a big man. Romeo Crennel has a good one here to coach up. … Most rookie defensive tackles get taken off the field on third downs. This kid’s best down is third down.”

Mayock also has high praise for the two linemen and notes that both of them are starting caliber players in the NFL.

When describing Allen he writes, “He’s a natural pass protector, who I think is a Day 1 starter. For Kansas City, I think he’s a left guard, which is fine because he’s got the skill set to do so.”

General manager Scott Pioli has repeatedly said he wanted to improve the competition at quarterback, but whether by circumstance or plan, the Chiefs just haven’t used much resource on the position. Even by salary and cap hit, Cassel’s contract is now at or just below league average.

Compounding the issue is that with Manning and Carson Palmer coming aboard in the last 12 months, Cassel is now the worst quarterback in the AFC West, meaning the Chiefs need to make up for it across the rest of the roster.

This is a talented group, and Cassel has shown he’s at least good enough to not get in the way. It’s just that the league is now in a place where the Chiefs might need more.

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