Coffee with the Chiefs – 4/26 edition


It’s a beautiful thing, the weekend. Yesterday, I took a day trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame up in Cooperstown, N.Y., a little less than a two-hour drive from my place. On Sunday, I plan to do nothing but lounge around and watch the NHL and NBA playoffs. However, we first much catch up on the Kansas City Chiefs.

Smith, Maclin working to gain chemistryTerez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star

"Smith is unsure how long it will take for the two to develop chemistry and trust, but is optimistic about getting the process started with Maclin, who already has a deeper understanding of coach Andy Reid’s system thanks to the four years he spent under him in Philadelphia from 2009 to 2012."

NFL mock draft roundup for pick No. 18BJ Kissel of

"Some of the best in the business are still split between offensive line, defensive line, receiver, linebacker or defensive back. This puts the Chiefs in a pretty good position and the makes the draft all that more exciting because people have no idea what the Chiefs are going to do."

Chiefs scouting report: Jaquiski TarttJohnViril of KC Kingdom

Tartt was a Divsion I-FCS All-American in 2013 and 2014, despite offenses trying to avoid him. Tartt made 277 total tackes, with 6 interceptions, 20 passes defensed, and 6.5 tackles for loss.

Chiefs scouting report: Laken TomlinsonLeigh Oleszczak of KC Kingdom

"Tomlinson, out of Duke, is considered the best offensive guard in this year’s draft. He played for the Blue Devils for four years and was a starter every year. While Ben Grubbs will likely take one of the two starting guard positions, Tomlinson could take either the other side, or replace Grubbs in the future."