Eric Fisher, tackle, Kansas City Chiefs: The No. 1 overall pick should be a fixture for the Chiefs for many years.
Chris Harris, cornerback, Denver: One of the best young nickel cornerbacks in the NFL. A real comer.
D.J. Hayden, cornerback, Oakland Raiders: If the No. 12 overall pick can stay healthy, I expect an immediate impact.
Dontari Poe, nose tackle, Kansas City: He came on as a rookie and he has big skills. I expect we’ll hear his name a lot in 2013.
If you are like me, then Peter King’s Monday Morning QB column is a must-read on Mondays. With NFL new a bit slow as we approach training camp, King is on vacation and is allowing some special guests to step in and write his column.
This week, Chiefs DE/LB Austin Lane was given the honor of stepping in for King. Lane was released recently by the Jacksonville Jaguars and was claimed by the Chiefs. He hasn’t spent a lot of time around the team yet but he could be a key part of the defenses depth this season. Check out his column below.
While most of you reading probably have no idea who I am, it’s refreshing to see Peter did his homework and selected someone with such a prestigious writing background. A few of my accomplishments include:
• 3 1/2 years as a journalism/mass communication major at the former public ivy league institution known as Murray State University.
• Author of the participation-ribbon-winning “Why I Want To Be An Astronaut” at a grade school essay contest.
• Author of an apology letter to my neighbor for breaking her window while playing Power Rangers when I was 8.
• Watched half of the Dead Poets Society before falling asleep.
As you can see, my résumé speaks for itself.
The process that has led to this column was a stressful one. Originally, I was supposed to write about being a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the season ahead, but I was released from the team a few days later. Feeling overwhelmed by the news and clueless as to what to write, I almost threw in the towel. But in being released by the Jaguars, I confronted something every player struggles with — striving to be the best player possible while also looking ahead and trying to plan for a post-football life in the future.
A: Reid isn’t big on running the football, but he’s a good coach. He may swap a few screens for running plays, but he will be getting the most out of Charles. Charles would help every offense. Even though the Chiefs won only two games last season, Reid has a lot of assets. He’ll find the right way of using them.