Coffee with the Chiefs – 4/27 edition


It’s NFL Draft week! Wake up! It’s NFL Draft week!

Seriously, after having to read through roughly 5,467,871,983 mock draft from people you respect and people who have never watched a game, aren’t you ready for the real thing? It’s almost here, but first let’s catch up with the latest Kansas City Chiefs news.

Kansas City’s top three needs in the NFL DraftJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"One position that should be higher is the defensive line. I really do think we’re not giving that position enough attention. Andy Reid has a history of drafting big men in the first round. The Chiefs have the top two players at one defensive end spot (Mike DeVito, Jaye Howard) heading into the final year of their contract."

Chiefs have unfair scheduleJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"The Chiefs are among the most with three such games against rested teams. Washington has five such games this year, while six teams, including the Dolphins and Bengals, do not play a single game against a team coming off extra rest, in the form of a bye or a Thursday Night Football game."

10 most underrated fanbasesLuke Dahlgren of

"The way the Chiefs unite Kansas City is unique. The game-day experience is among the best in the league, notably including tailgate barbecue (it is at this point that the author takes a break from writing to eat a slab of ribs), and the team’s games garner a high percentage of the area’s TV attention. The team hasn’t won a playoff game since Joe Montana was the team’s quarterback, and since that victory the team has reached the playoffs seven times."

Historical look at Chiefs’ second-round picks Pete Sweeney of

"There is a three-way tie for most popular college the Chiefs have drafted from in the second round. The Chiefs have drafted two players from Iowa, Notre Dame and Penn State."

2015 NFL Draft: Intriguing quarterbacksBJ Kissel of

"According to NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, Grayson is the fourth best quarterback in this draft. He’s currently projected as a fourth or fifth-round pick."

2015 NFL Draft: Intriguing running backsPete Sweeney of

"Todd Gurley’s 2014 campaign was an interesting one. He started the year with 773 yards rushing and eight touchdowns in only six games and then was suspended by the NCAA due to accepting money for autographs. When he was finally able to return, he tore his ACL and missed the rest of the season."