Coffee with the Chiefs – 5/5 edition


Marcus Peters embraces opportunity in Kansas CityBJ Kissel of

"Now, he finds himself in a situation in Kansas City where he’s not only surrounded by plenty of veteran leaders, but a couple of position coaches who know a thing or two about playing cornerback at a high level."

Chiefs bring in Penn State kickerGreg Pickel of

"Kansas City lists just one kicker, 2014 undrafted free agent and Tulane grad Cairo Santos, on its current roster. He connected on 25 of 30 kicks in 2014 in 16 games, included a career-long 53-yard boot. The second-year pro also is listed as the kickoff specialist for the franchise, which is one area Ficken has been knocked."

ESPN analysts don’t believe Kansas City was need-driven Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"The Kansas City Chiefs 2015 draft class seemed to hit on needs throughout the draft, at least the needs we thought the team had. So that has many of us thinking that the Chiefs did factor need into their draft picks."

Chiefs’ draft pick has incredible storyJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"Nunez-Roches was born in Dangriga, Belize. His life before coming to the United States when he was eight years old sounds rough."

Kansas City Chiefs draft gradesDan Schmelzer of NFL Spin Zone

"Entering the draft, three positions stuck out as needs for the Chiefs: Offensive line, wide receiver and cornerback. Depth at inside linebacker and defensive line also seemed to be something that the team should address. Well, looking back, I think it is fair to say that the Chiefs did a nice job of addressing their needs."

Four takeaways from Kansas City’s draftAdam Teicher of

"Enjoy Derrick Johnson while you can. The Chiefs drafted one inside linebacker in the previous nine drafts in large part because of Johnson’s looming presence. This year, they drafted two, Georgia’s Ramik Wilson in the fourth round and Oregon State’s D.J. Alexander in the fifth. Johnson will turn 33 this year and he’s in the final season of his contract."