September 30, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders perform for the crowd during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers won 37-20. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News 4/12

In his time with the Oregon Ducks as a senior, Jordan racked up five sacks. Not the most impressive number on the surface, but when you consider the myriad of things he was asked to do in that scheme, it’s not bad. Jordan can cover and run like a deer, all positives. My big concern is the man’s size. At only 240 pounds and 6’6”, that could be an issue. Understand, he could bulk up to 250 or so and be well-built, but it’s a risk because he isn’t used to playing at that weight.

Does his body begin to break down? Does he lose half a step? All of this needs to be thought about.

Arrowhead Pride

“This is a league (with) a sense of urgency to win every year, regardless of what your record is; everybody’s pro, so you never know what can happen. It’s one of those things where, we’re all pros and as long as we get everybody on the same page, with all the new things we have going on, we’ll be a pretty good team.”

It’s been said that a team will only go as far as the quarterback can take it; if that’s true, how does the team’s QB on defense feel about the Chiefs new signal caller on offense, Alex Smith?

“He’s stepping into a big role in being our starting quarterback right now and QB is a big position on any team and it takes leadership to be that,” Johnson admitted.

Tackles Lane Johnson and Terron Armstead may have stolen the show from an athletic standpoint at the 2013 NFL combine, but in terms of the wow-factor “on the hoof,” no one turned more heads than Azusa-Pacific’s Luke Marquardt, a 6-8 (1/2), 315-pounder whose athleticism convinced more than half of the league to send scouts to the west coast Thursday for a late workout.

With Alabama running back Eddie Lacy staging his own late workout and teams generally loathe to send their scouts out this late in the process, the fact that an estimated 16-18 teams showed up for the Azusa-Pacific Pro Day is a statement, in itself. After all, the last player from Azusa-Pacific drafted into the NFL was notable Kansas City Chiefs’ running back Christian Okoye… in 1987.

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We have more mock drafts for you as we get closer and closer to this month’s NFL draft.

This time, draft expert Todd McShay has his Mock Draft 5.0 for your reading pleasure. In Mel Kiper Jr.’s Mock Draft 4.0 , he projected a record 13 SEC players would be taken in the first round. McShay has 11 going in the first round, including four in the top 10.

Like Kiper Jr., McShay has Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel going first overall to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Here’s a look at where McShay has all 11 SEC players going in the first round:

No. 1: Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M (Kansas City Chiefs)
No. 8: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama (Buffalo Bills)
No. 9: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama (New York Jets)
No. 10: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida (Tennessee Titans)
No. 14: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri (Carolina Panthers)
No. 15: Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU (New Orleans Saints)
No. 16: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee (St. Louis Rams)
No. 17: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia (Pittsburgh Steelers)
No. 19: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama (New York Giants) No. 22: Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama (St. Louis Rams)
No. 23: Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia (Minnesota Vikings)


Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan is visiting the Kansas City Chiefs today, according to a league source.

The veteran free agent also visited the Cincinnati Bengals this week.

Jordan has offers from the Eagles to potentially return. He has also been asked to visit other NFL teams.

In six NFL seasons, the former James Madison standout has recorded 262 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and seven pass deflections.

He started seven games last season for the Eagles, playing in 14, and had 44 tackles and two forced fumbles.

Jordan, 27, is a 6-foot-1, 230-pounder from Harrisonburg, Va.


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