Drafting Chiefs: Favorites, names, and a dream draft

John Dorsey speaks to the media. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski- USA TODAY Sports
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Favorites the Chiefs likely won’t take, the strangest prospect names, a dream draft, & the most revealing clue yet who the Chiefs will take in rounds one & two.

I remember this feeling. I was perhaps nine years old. It was mid-December and a few packages had made their way halfway across the country and sat temptingly under our Christmas tree. Now, with NFL Christmas morning five looong days away, it is once again that same auld angst syne.

The only difference seems to be… that there are no songs written and sung for a month annually to commemorate this event. Oh yeah, and no pretty lights on everyone’s houses.

So, what could we possibly have to talk about? Hasn’t it all already been said? Well, the answer to that is… never!

As this draft season has progressed, certain players and mocks have stood out. I have my favorite prospects that the Chiefs probably won’t draft but are still worth mentioning… there are also some pretty bizarre names that stand out which are, shall we say, “Unforgettable” (that’s what you are)… plus I have a “dream draft” that needs to be… stated, rated, castigated and eliminated from my memory banks… so that I won’t be entering draft day with unrealistic expectations, like I usually do. Plus, I have a few draft day insights about John Dorsey’s media conference this week.

Instead of firing these off in some kind of logical and organized order… instead I’ll be scatter-shooting. Why? Because my draft season soul is needing that kind of random, rambling, stumbling, bumbling babble-a-thon.

So, let’s get it on!

Personal Favorite who the Chiefs probably won’t draft: RB Devontae Booker

One of my favorite players in this year’s draft, which I am 99.9% sure the Chiefs will not be drafting, is a running back named Devontae Booker. While I’m in love with Ezekiel Elliott, I believe Booker will have as good a career as Elliott. When watching Booker, he often reminds me of Jamaal Charles. His cuts are clean and quick and then he can turn it on and leave defensive backs wondering what just happened. Some team is going to be getting a franchise running back who can help take them to the Super Bowl in the second round.

Name Game: WR “Pig Howard”

Pig Howard, the wide receiver from Tennessee, has to have had an interesting life already.  Just imagine his first day of Kindergarten. That had to be a giggle-fest! I mean… “Pig?” You can hear it now… “Pig will be the line leader this week”… “Who would like to be Pig’s partner?”… “Now, Pig, don’t bully the other children.” Come on. His parents should be arrested for verbal abuse. He’s the 971st rated prospect by DraftScout.com so, this Pig will likely never be a Hog for the Washington Redskins (impossible anyway, because their Hogs were offensive linemen).

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