Coffee with the Chiefs – Who played well?


Good morning, Addicts! The Kansas City Chiefs just wrapped up their three-day rookie camp and some people are getting excited about the latest crop of youngsters.

Kansas City had more than 30 players at the camp, including all nine draft picks. The Chiefs are hoping to get some immediate contributions from a few of them, namely corners KeiVarae Russell, Eric Murray and D.J. White. If any of them can get on the field immediately by beating out either Phillip Gaines or Steven Nelson, that would be good news.

Here is the news you need to know…

Observations from Kansas City’s rookie campTerez Paylor of the Kansas City Star

"For instance, there was one play Monday where he settled into a zone, broke on a slant in front of him and knocked the ball out with his left hand. He was beat, but he recovered. He hopped to his feet, jumped in the air — imagine something similar to what Michael Strahan used to do with his whole “stomp you out” thing in 2008 — and let out a loud “whoooo.’” Fun stuff."

Rookie CBs make positive impression at Chiefs campAdam Teicher of ESPN

"The Chiefs liked what they saw in Russell, a third-round pick from Notre Dame, Murray, a fourth-round choice from Minnesota, and White, a sixth-rounder from Georgia Tech. Russell and White were the starting cornerbacks while Murray played some at corner and a lot at safety."

Grading the Kansas City Chiefs’ draftKyle Posey of Bolts From The Blue

"Welp. This is what you do. You take high end athletes in the middle rounds and see if you can develop them. I watched quite a bit of Florida last year and Robinson is good for the spectacular catch. He is also very good after the catch. As a route runner he needs some work both at the line of scrimmage and at the top of his route. Experienced corners will give him fits early on but if he can improve, this will be a very good pick. He should challenge for the 4th wideout spot."