Coffee with the Chiefs – 4/28 edition


It’s Tuesday, giving us more juicy reads on the Kansas City Chiefs and putting us another day closer to when the NFL raises the curtain on Thursday’s draft in Chicago. Let’s face it, we all are awaiting this thing like a kid hanging out with cookies, hoping to get a glimpse of Saint Nick. This is exciting stuff, especially since the Chiefs are looking quite promising. Here’s the best from around the web:

Should Chiefs trade up for Brandon Scherff? Dan Schmelzer of NFL Spin Zone

"While he is very unlikely to be a left tackle at the next level, Scherff is a mean and nasty offensive lineman who will have a massive impact immediately. He is as strong as an ox, and has great footwork, quickness and athleticism for a big offensive lineman."

ESPN blogger mock draft: Chiefs go defenseAdam Teicher of

"The Chiefs could use a corner for the long term. One to play next season would also be helpful. In addition to Smith, who faces a possible NFL suspension for his recent guilty plea to a DUI charge, the Chiefs have promising younger corners in Jamell Fleming and Phillip Gaines, but really no one else they can count on. They started six different players at corner last season and they’re nowhere near that number now."

ESPN’s Bill Barnwell has high hopes for Kansas CityJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"ESPN’s Bill Simmons hosts the BS Report podcast where he had Bill Barnwell on as a guest. Barnwell had an interesting view on the Chiefs and their record in 2015."

2015 NFL Draft: Intriguing centers to watchPete Sweeney of

"From that point forward in 2012, Erving excelled at the left tackle position and in 2013 and 2014, he earned the Jacobs Trophy, the award given the best blocker in the ACC. Erving started the first nine games of his senior season at left tackle, then switched to the center position, where he looked strong."

Chiefs scouting report: Tre McBrideLeigh Oleszczak of KC Kingdom

"The 2015 NFL Draft is this weekend and the Kansas City Chiefs have several positions they need to address in the draft. One of the biggest needs is at wide receiver, but the Chiefs were able to upgrade by getting Jeremy Maclin during free agency. That now opens an opportunity for the Chiefs to go after a wide receiver in either the second or third round, and if that’s the case, Tre McBride is a prospect to keep an eye on."