Dec 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson (94) celebrates after a tackle in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium. The Colts won 23-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning, and especially in the middle of the afternoon when things are starting to drag. Here at Arrowhead Addict, we understand that for a Chiefs fan, coffee is simply not enough.
Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today.
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The NFL Combine is coming to a close today at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. College football’s top athletes have been striving to show what they have ahead of the NFL Draft in May. Today is the final day and defensive backs will be the featured group. As this is a position of need for the Chiefs, expect there to be some interest by scouts. Our friend Terez Paylor at The Kansas City Star has a post up talking draft stock, and have included players to watch for today.
"Players to watch TuesdayTCU cornerback Jason Verrett: “I’m curious to see how he runs, because as an undersized guy (at 5-9, 189), he needs to run very well.”San Jose State cornerback Bene Benwikere: “He’s a very, very explosive guy. I think he’s going to have a tremendous three-cone drill and 40-yard guy I think he’s a sneaky guy that people don’t appreciate as a great athlete.”"
As many players at the combine are getting ready to potentially start their career with the Chiefs, a couple of Cheifs players heading into free agency have likely played their last game in red and yellow. Tyson Jackson is likely one of those guys. Adam Teicher at ESPN is beginning a series on his blog looking at the Chiefs players headed to free agency.
"Argument for keeping Jackson: He will never be a star but Jackson last season showed he can be a productive player. He has been for the most part durable, missing six games in five seasons. It seems a shame to give up on him just as he seems to be finding his game. He’s heading into the prime seasons of his career."
Finally today, we take a look at an interview from the Mothership where Chiefs Insider Reid Ferrin sits down with the guy who makes all these personnel decisions, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey.
"3) What is your overall evaluation of the entire 2014 NFL Draft Class?“It’s another sign of the times, larger receivers, who will display the unique ability to have size and speed to play this game. We’ve always believed that size matters and I think this class is no different from the classes of the last couple years.”"
That’s it for today, Addicts. Enjoy the last day of the combine. It’s the last even until the “free agent frenzy” starts next month. Enjoy your Tuesday and GO CHIEFS!