Coffee with the Chiefs – 5/2 edition


The weekend is here, and so is one of the biggest sports days on the 2015 calendar. The Kansas City Chiefs are entering the third and final day of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Kentucky Derby is being run at Churchill Downs, the NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing, and I think there is some fight in Las Vegas at night.

While we wait for all that to unfold, get caught up on the Chiefs news from around the web:

Longform on why the Chiefs took Marcus Peters BJ Kissel of

"This process also included a special trip by Ballard to West Oakland earlier in the week to visit Peters’ family in his hometown, not to mention an initial meeting at the NFL Scouting Combine back in February and a then a visit earlier in this process by Peters to the Chiefs facilities."

Five things to know about Mitch MorsePete Sweeney of

"In 2011, he played in all 13 games, primarily on the placekicking protection unit. In 2012, he became a starter at center, but then moved out to right tackle as injuries struck the team. In 2013, he continued at right tackle, starting all 14 games at that position. Then, in 2014, with Justin Britt departed to the NFL, he switched to left tackle in 2014."

Five things to know about Chris ConleyBJ Kissel of

"Conley finished the 2014 season with 36 receptions for 657 yards and eight touchdowns. He averaged 18.3 yards per catch, which ranked 26th in the nation."

Five things to know about Steven NelsonPete Sweeney of

"During his two-year career in junior college, Nelson recorded 71 tackles, 19 pass breakups and six interceptions. While there, he also participated in track and on the 4×100 relay team."

Chiefs continue to improve offensive line with MorseAdam Teicher of

"The addition of Morse sets off a scramble for starting jobs on the offensive line. The Chiefs have Kush and Morse at center, Grubbs, Fanaika and Zach Fulton at guard, and Fisher, Donald Stephenson and Jeff Allen at tackle."

Draft grades of Marcus PetersJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"Yes, draft grades the day after the draft are very stupid. Yes, we’re going to do them anyway. It’s all in good fun so we can look back in a few years at how we viewed these draft picks."