The Kansas City Chiefs took nine players in the 2016 NFL Draft, and incredibly it is the fifth-round choice who is garnering the most attention. Yes, it is the diminutive Tyreek Hill who is getting the headlines, due to his domestic violence history which includes punching his pregnant girlfriend in the face and stomach.
Hill’s selection has been talked about like crazy in recent days, with the team defending the youngster while fans seem split on the issue. Whether or not Kansas City is correct in taking him is a matter of opinion, one which will likely be swayed by time.
Here is the news you need to know…
West Alabama explains choice by Chiefs to take Hill – Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star
"Gilliland said West Alabama spoke to people at Oklahoma State, Hill’s coaches at Garden City (Kan.) Community College and one of his high school mentors. Gilliland did not talk to Hill’s victim, who has since given birth to his child. Gilliland says he was swayed by the plea requirement that Hill remain a full-time college student or employed full time to avoid jail time."
Kansas City traded down masterfully, then picked domestic abuser – Jason Lisk of The Big Lead
"Yet, it’s pick 165 that had everyone talking. Most pick number 165s don’t create a furor. The best #165 since the merger in 1970 has been Steelers tackle Tunch Ilkin, who is the only one to make a pro bowl and start more than 50 games in the NFL taken at that position. Kicker Matt Bahr is probably the second most famous pick number 165. It’s very much a lottery ticket by that point in the draft, and most are special teams contributors."
Do Chiefs have starter potential in backup QBs? – Adam Teicher of ESPN
"Andy Reid joined the Chiefs in 2013 with a well-deserved reputation of being a coach who could develop quarterbacks. Most of the passers who played for Reid with the Eagles were better players in Philadelphia than they were before or after they played for Reid."