The Morning Fix: Post Draft Edition

Apr 26, 2013; Kansas City , MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs first round draft pick offensive tackle Eric Fisher speaks to the media during a press conference at the Kansas City Chiefs Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Now what?

The 2013 NFL Draft is over in the books. The Chiefs have signed the bulk of their undrafted free agents. So I guess…see you in August, right?

Wrong.

This site is called Arrowhead Addict for a reason. We know the term “offseason” but we don’t know what it means. As the Chiefs continue on with their offseason program, we’ll keep bringing you the same Kansas City Chiefs coverage you crave. We’ll break down players, break down the schedule and probably break down and cry a few times around early July.

We’re here to get you through the offseason. Kansas City Chiefs football will be back before you know it.

Lastly, a very special thanks to AA staffer Jason Seibel who stepped in last night and relieved me after working for about 72 hours straight. He did and awesome job bringing you all the news on which undrafted free agents the Chiefs were bringing in. Please give him some props in the comments.

And now, here’s your Morning Fix: Post Draft Edition!

The Chiefs have Alex Smith, and reportedly wanted to get Matt Barkley if he fell to them at the start of Saturday’s fourth round, but when they missed out on him they just opted to avoid a quarterback altogether. However, Andy Reid is cognizant of the fact that Alex Smith might not work out and even if he does, he’s already been in the league for over seven years now.

Bray is the perfect fit for the Chiefs, as he’s not going to challenge Smith and make him feel uncomfortable like he was with Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco. Bray will be able to learn from Smith and Reid but not step on anyone’s toes while doing so, and when he needs to be called up, he could be an Aaron Rodgers type of guy who steps in and learns quickly after spending significant time on the bench.

There is no guarantee that Bray will work out, but this is a move that satisfies both those who wanted to draft a quarterback and those who believe Smith can’t be pushed by the presence of a younger quarterback gunning for his job and his paycheck.

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But now that Reid is in Kansas City, the question is who will be the quarterback after Alex Smith is done there? Kansas City gave up a lot to get Smith, and it’s obvious after his situation in San Francisco that he’d be wildly uncomfortable if his new team acquired a young quarterback and put him in the exact Kaepernick-style conundrum he was in last season.

So, as Reverend Lovejoy of The Simpsons fame says, the short answer on Foles to the Eagles is no with a but, and the long answer is yes with a but.

Nevertheless, it’s going to be something that is floated out there and will be out there until something happens with Foles. It’s obvious that he won’t be the starter this year, but it’s also no certainty that he’ll be traded before the season starts. Chip Kelly is going to want to run every quarterback he can through his system before puling the plug on any of them, and Foles has no real trade value for this year’s draft so there is no rush to move him.

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Commings said the Chiefs met with him on a few previous occasions, prior to the draft.

“I talked to them at the Combine, at the Senior Bowl a little bit,” Sanders Commings said. “I also had a private workout with them. I’m very excited to be a part of the program.”

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says his staff will utilize the versatility that Commings brings to the team.

“What you see with Sanders is a big, physical press corner (and) safety, he’s done both at Georgia last year and this year – he had two games this year where he played the safety spot,” coach Reid said.

“He fits in to what we do in both spots, he’s a 4.4 40-yard dash guy, so he has size and speed at 216 pounds in that area that can move. He can help us in a couple of different spots, both at the corner and the safety spot.”

When he arrives in KC, Commings will be reunited with former Bulldogs teammate, current Chiefs LB Justin Houston, who played for the Bulldogs during the 2008-2010 seasons.

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“The second greatest number of starters in the National Football League besides first round picks are the college free agents you sign,” Reid said. They’re all over the place and you just don’t realize it. Those are some good football player. Only 50 percent of your first round picks even start and then you drop down to 22 percent for the second round. And you’re right at about 22.5, 23 percent of college free agents that start. So the second highest number of starters that you get, it’s important that process is handled the right way.”

The Chiefs need to get to work then. Late round players that they showed interest in who did not get selected are the group to be keeping an eye on.

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  • Bigtexjayhawk

    Glad the draft is over. Now I can go back to my regular life. If BA stays please sign him to contract to help cap. Please redo Tambas deal to help cap. Please grab a DT and another good WR from cuts and I think the team will be good to go.

    • http://www.facebook.com/david.rice.1004 David Rice

      We still have Poe, Powe, and Toribio on the team as DTs.

  • berttheclock

    Yes, Patrick, Kudos to both you for your yeoman’s job at the helm and to “Junior Birdman” Jason, who had his F-18 right side up and perfectly positioned to take charge.
    Bray is young and needs a ton of professional QB coaching, but, he should be well worth the effort and who is better than AR to oversee that development.
    Excellent points by AR about the importance of UDFAs, not only for needed competition at training camp and/or on practice squads, but, when, one considers the many HOFers who were UDFAs and the past and present stars in the NFL who came in as UDFAs (James Harrison, Kurt Warner, Priest Holmes, Arian Foster, Victor Cruz, Antonio Gates, Tony Romo, Brian Waters, Rod Smith and I am leaving a ton off), it speaks highly of why UDFAs are so important. Quality players are missed for variety of reasons, many of them having nothing to do wth talent, so, smart GMs and HCs recognize grabbing them quickly is a must. I believe I left off Browner wih the Seahawks. Wasn’t he an UDFA with Denver, but, was injured, cut and went to Canada only to be sgined as a FA by Seattle?

    • freshmeat62

      Do we know for sure that Bray has been signed? I’ve been jumping all over the place trying to find something official, but just find conflicting reports. Really hope it’s true. Bray only completed his sophomore year, so he is really young, and w/ the biggest knock on him being his immaturity, it gives whoever his coach is, time to knock some sense into his head. Everything I’ve read about him says he had the most physical talent in the draft. 5 Years from now we may be saying the UDFA signings were the hilite of this draft.

    • freshmeat62

      Originally I was hoping that Matt Scott would be picked up by the Chiefs, but have since read that he has had concussion issues in the past so can see why they would pass on him. I see he signed w/ the Jags.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Thanks to everyone for all of the hard work you do to keep us up to date! Counting the days……Go Chiefs!

  • stephan costa

    Yes, a great big thank you to all of you at AA!!! It sure beats the days of looking through every sports page for any snipet of info I could get of my beloved Chiefs. Living and working so far from Arrowhead and being able to get all the latest Chief news, as well as being able to chat with other die hard KC fans never ceases to put a great big smile on my face daily. So from one fan who will never forget the old days and will forever be thankful to all the hard work you do for us, thanks again and keep up the great wwork!!!

  • Don417

    Patrick, one question…
    Are you yet over the fact the Chiefs failed to draft your man-crush, Genobust?

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