Coffee with the Chiefs – 4/19 edition
Good morning, folks. The Kansas City Chiefs are gearing up for the NFL Draft which is only 11 days away, but before then we have some news to get to. Let’s take a look around the internet and see what is going on.
Kansas City Chiefs draft needs – Evan Silva of Rotoworld
"The Chiefs have a lot of bodies on the line after signing RG Paul Fanaika and trading for LG Ben Grubbs, but plus starters are lacking. Eric Fisher is a below-average left tackle and needs to face competition despite his lofty draft status. C Rodney Hudson’s high-cost departure leaves Eric Kush as Kansas City’s projected starting center."
Jaguars sign Stefen Wisniewski – Marc Sessler of NFL.com
"After 61 starts in Oakland, the fifth-year pivot never landed the cash he was hoping for in free agency on the heels of offseason shoulder surgery. Still, chalk it up as a quality signing for Jacksonville."
2015 Mock draft roundup, 18th pick style – BJ Kissel of KCChiefs.com
"In the 15 mock draft selections listed below, the experts have selected an offensive lineman and receiver for the Chiefs on five occasions each, a cornerback twice as well as a safety, defensive lineman and linebacker once a piece."
Chiefs scouting report: Landon Collins – John Viril of KC Kingdom
"Alabama strong safety Landon Collins is generally considered the best back end defender available. At 6-0, 225 pounds, Collins brings fierce hitting to the table to go with sound tackling. He’d be a good fit in the KC Chiefs defense."
Chiefs scouting report: Jalen Collins – Leigh Oleszczak of KC Kingdom
"Jalen Collins attended LSU and played for the Tigers for three seasons. Despite being an early round projection in this year’s draft, Collins only started 10 games during his college career. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com noted that Collins only allowed a little more than 35 percent of passes to get past him, which is the kind of cornerback the Chiefs need in the secondary."
Kansas City looking at Breshad Perriman? – Dan Schmelzer of NFL Spin Zone
"After not completing a single touchdown pass to the position last season, the Chiefs addressed their need at wide receiver in the free agency period. Replacing Dwayne Bowe with Jeremy Maclin is a major improvement for the Chiefs’ receiving core, but with unproven options like Albert Wilson and Da’Rick Rogers, and underwhelming receivers like Jason Avant and Junior Hemmingway rounding out the group, finding talented receivers in the 2015 NFL Draft is a must."
Steelers claim Brandon Hartson from Chiefs – By NFLTradeRumors.com
"Harton, 25, originally signed on with the Bears as a free agency back in 2013. However, he lasted just a few weeks with the team before he was waived as the start of the regular season."