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The people over at ESPN have put out their latest NFL Power Rankings

The Kansas City Chiefs just wrapped up their three-day rookie minicamp and the folks over at ESPN decided to put out their latest NFL Power Rankings. 

A few months ago, following the first wave of free agency, the Chiefs came in at No. 14.

Now that we’re past the NFL Draft, which the Chiefs used five of their six picks to bolster the young defensive talent on the roster, the Chiefs climbed a few spots into the Top 10. 

Here’s what ESPN had to say about the Chiefs coming in at No. 10 this week:

“The Chiefs were 28th in total defense in 2017 — their worst finish since 2009 when they went 4-12 — Marco Estrada Canada Day Jersey  which led to them becoming the first team in the common d Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey raft era (1967) to select only defensive players in a single draft.”

It’s important to note that Chiefs’ sixth-round pick Kahlil McKenzie, who played defensive line at Tennessee, is making the transition to offensive line. 

And while these rankings don’t really matter, it’s still interesting to see that the Chiefs climbed four spots following a draft dedicated to the defense.

The Chiefs, who have won the AFC West the last two years, also come in as the division’s top team.

The Los Angeles Chargers rank at No. 12, the Oakland Raiders at No. 19, and the Denver Broncos at No. 21.

Chiefs Justin Smoak Canada Day Jersey Announce Personnel Staff Promotions and Additions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach announced on Wednesday that the club has promoted seven members of the current personnel staff to new titles. Additionally the Chiefs have added two new members to the group. 

Mike Borgonzi will now serve as the club’s Director of Football Operations, Chris Shea has been promoted to Football Operations Counsel and Personnel Executive and Ryan Poles has been elevated to Assistant Director of Player Personnel. Additiona Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey lly, Ryne Nutt is now the team’s Director of College Scouting, Trey Koziol will serve as a National Scout, Jason Lamb has been promoted to College and Pro Scout and Rob Francois’ new role will be as a National Football Scout.

“I’ve said from the beginning that I was fortunate to take this job with an incredibly talented staff already in place, a group  Justin Smoak Canada Day Jersey that I was able to get to know very well over the last five years,” Veach said. “Throughout the year they continued to impress Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey  me. Not only did they support me, but they exceeded my expectations and each of them have earned this next step in their careers. I’m excited to continue to watch each of them grow in their new roles.”

In addition to the club’s promotions, the team has added Mike Bradway as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel. Bradway enters his 11thNFL season after spending the previous 10 years with the Philadelphia Eagles in various personnel capacities. He most recently served as the Eagles Assistant Director of College Scouting. The club has also added Greg Castillo as a College Scouting Coordinator. Castillo s Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey erved most recently as a Scouting Intern with the New Orleans Saints. Prior to transitioning to personnel, he played safety for the  Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey Chiefs during the 2013 preseason. The Mount Laurel, New Jersey, native, played collegiately at the University of Iowa.    

“Mike and Greg will be great additions to our staff,” Veach said. “I have a lot of familiarity with Mike from our time together in Philadelphia. He’s got a great football mind and is a talented evaluator. Greg’s work ethic and attitude give him a really high ceiling in this profession and he’ll be an asset to our department moving forward. Both of these guys will fit in seamlessly to our staff.” 

Veach enters his second season as the General Manager with the Chiefs and his 12th year in the NFL. He is the seventh GM in team history, earning that title on July 10, 2017.

–CHIEFS–

Former K-State WR Justin Smoak Canada Day Jersey Byron Pringle on Joining Chiefs: “I Knew They Believed in Me”

The former K-State playmaker signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent

A good portion of the Kansas City Chiefs’ fanbase already knows what he’s about.

Byron Pringle—the two-time All-Conference player at Kansas State—led the nation last year averagi Justin Smoak Canada Day Jersey ng 25.2 yards-per-reception (28 receptions Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey , 705 yards, 6 touchdowns), and he was one of 14 college free agents the Chiefs signed following the 2018 NFL Draft.

Besides being a dynamic receiver, Pringle also brings return ability—averaging 27.6 yards per kick return with two touchdowns during his two years in Manhattan.

Many pundits thought Pringle could be selected late in the 2018 NFL Draft, but upon having his choice on where to begin his professional career af Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey ter going undrafted, Pringle chose the Chiefs.

This past weekend at rookie minicamp, Pringle, who made several plays during the three days of practices, spoke about his relationship with Chie Marco Estrada Canada Day Jersey fs’ receivers coach Greg Lewis, who has already made an impact on the young playmaker. 

“He’s a funny guy,” Pringle noted. “He criticizes you, but it’s also constructive. I like that approach instead of beating around the bush and just telling you that you’re great. He actually tells you what’s going on.”

Before the draft, Pringle had a p Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey rivate workout for the Chiefs following his Pro Day and came away with a positive feeling, so when they called after the draft, he felt comfortable.

“When the Chiefs called me, I knew they believed in me,” he said.

Pringle didn’t watch the NFL Draft. He actually spent the Saturday of the draft with family at a party for his nephew, although he did have his phone on him in case he did get that call, which he understood as a 24-year-old with a past might not come until the draft was over.

“I was hoping for the best but preparing for the worst,” he said. 

Pringle, who said he fielded “several” calls after the draft, believed in his chances with the Chiefs—a team he was also already somewhat familiar with thanks to his college roommate. 

While at K-State, Pringle lived with long snapper David Tullis, who grew up a Chiefs fan and would always be watching and talking about the team with him. 

“He’d tell me everybody on the roster’s name,” Pringle laughed. “Somehow, someway I think he was Andy Reid, because he knew when somebody else was coming into the game.

“I used to hear him screaming all day long—like whenever Travis Kelce would catch the ball—that’s one of his favorite players.”

Pringle said he doesn’t know a lot about the Kansas City area, but he does know about Arrowhead Stadium after attending last year’s game against the eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, which the Chiefs won, 27-20. 

“It’s very loud. I know that,” he said. “The fans are crazy and they love this organization. It’s a positive thing that I have an ability to play here.”

Chiefs’ Rookies on Their First Taste of Kansas City BBQ: “The H Justin Smoak Canada Day Jersey ype is Real”

The Chiefs’ draft picks sampled some Kansas City barbecue earlier this week

Each of the Kansas City Chiefs’ six draft picks embarked on a rite of passage earlier this week as the rookies gave Kansas City barbecue a try for the very first time. Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey 

The players – linebacker Breeland Speaks, defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi, linebacker Dorian O’Daniel, defensive back Armani Watts, defensive back Tremon Smith and offensive guard Kahlil McKenzie – t Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey ried sausage, brisket, pulled pork, r Marco Estrada Canada Day Jersey ibs and burnt ends before ranking their favorite dishes at the end.

To quote O’Daniel, “the hype is real.”

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Five of the Chiefs’ defensive backs stopped by the hospital to meet with some patients on Wednesday

The Kansas City Chiefs were back at the University of Kansas Health System on Wednesday as defensive backs Kendall Fuller, Steve Nelson, Eric Murray, Leon McQuay and Jordan Sterns visited the hospital’s pediatric and trauma wings in an effort to lift some spirits.

The players went room-to-room surprising patients, taking photos and signing autographs all the while inducing plenty of smiles along the way.

“We’re just going around room-to-room, checking in on the kids here and meeting their families,” Nelson said. “People feed off of the energy. We just want to show them some love.”

The visit exemplified the players’ commitment to being there for their fans – especially those going through a tough time in their lives.

“It makes me feel just as good as it makes them feel,” Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey  Nelson said. “I know a lot of these people don’t get  Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey that many visitors, so just spending time with them is special.”

The afternoon was particularly impactful for Nelson, who also visited the VA Medical Center last month.     

“It’s important to me because I have a lot of sick people in my family,” Nelson explained. “My grandmother has diabetes and my cousin just passed away from cancer last season, so I feel like ju Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey st coming and showing these people some support is everything.”

That support was certainly felt on Wednesday.

“Being new (to Kansas City), it’s great to get out and meet people and to see how genuine everyone is.” Fuller said. “It just means a lot to bring a smile to their face.”

Chiefs Rookie CB Tremon Smith: “I’m willing to do whatever it Justin Smoak Canada Day Jersey takes”

The former Central Arkansas playmaker is off to a good start

One of the takeaways from Kansas City Chiefs’ rookie minicamp last weekend was the play of sixth-round pick Tremon Smith

The small-school cornerback from Central Arkansas showed everyone during the three-day event what the Chiefs’ scouting staff saw in him to make him one of their picks in the sixth round (No. 196 overall) this year.

While the players aren’t in pads and there’s no contact allowed at these minicamps, there’s still something to be said for the defensive backs and offensive skill position guys going at it during the 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and team periods. 

It was during these periods that Smith stood out with his combination of length and quickness, but also for his feel for the game. 

At 6-feet tall and 190 pounds, plus the fact that he reportedly ran a 4.32 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, the focus was already going to be on a guy that—with those boxes checked—is the kind of athlete you’re looking for in terms of physical traits of a cornerback.

The other component is whether or not the player has a feel for the game and the functional athleticism to use his gifts to mirror receivers in the open field. It’s a skill that’s growing in importance as the game, and the rules, move more towards helping the offensive players. 

And although it wasn’t the level of competition he’ll soon face once OTAs officially begin and he’s on the field with NFL veterans, Smith showed something during the minicamp—breaking on crossing routes and displaying an ability to win contested battles with the ball in the air all over the field. 

Smith even showed a little fire after making plays—a trait that’s shared by the other members of his draft class as well. 

The fact that Smith was one of the top offensive playmakers during his time at Saks High School (AL) helped him make the transition to the defensive side of the ball once he got to college.

“Ball skills,” Smith said of how his offensive background helped him. “Ninth through eleventh grade—I played receiver. So, I always was able to go high-point the ball. I knew when I went to defense I wanted the ball in my hand, I missed having the ball. It just made me hungrier, wanting to be a playmaker.”

Smith, who was named the Alabama 3A Player of the Year as a senior quarterback, received an offer from Auburn midway through his final season but wouldn’t be cleared academically, so he went the FCS route to Central Arkansas.

It didn’t take Smith long to show his play-making a Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey bility transition over the defensive side—snatching two interceptions in a single game his Freshman year.  

“At first, I was asking my defensive coordinator—he was the one that recruited me—to get me on the offensive side and at least have a package,” Smith explained. “But in the long run, I started getting better at it, started learning my position and the ins and outs of cornerback. 

“I fell in love with it really quick. We ran man (coverage) so it wasn’t too hard.”

The position fits him well. 

During his four-year career, Smith nabbed 15 intercept Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey ions, had 53 passes defensed, and was named to the AP FCS All-America Third Team in 2017. He was also a solid punt returner—averaging 9.0 yards per return with a touchdown in 2016. 

But despite not getting any opportunities at the post-season all-star games or the NFL Scouting Combine last February, Smith wasn’t completely off the radar. That level of production combined with his athletic traits couldn’t go undetected. 

Here’s what NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein said about Smith in his Draft Profile:

“Extremely confident and extremely greedy as an on-ball defender, Smith was asked to play the role of island defender and did so at a high level. While he faced a lower level of competition, he possesses the size, speed, athletic ability and instincts that should be able to translate to the league. Smith has the potential to fight for either an outside or slot role, but he’ll need to play with better discipline in order to avoid penalties and big plays.”

The Chiefs had to like what they saw in Smith during the minicamp, and based on some well-known draft analysts projecting him to go as high as the third round before the draft, he might be a guy to watch through offseason workouts and into training camp. 

“He’s very confident,” Chiefs’ area scout Willie Davis said of Smith. “That’s a big deal about coming into this league and making it, especially from a small school like that. You can see it just talking to him—the kid knows he can play. 

“He knows he can come in and play against the best players in the world.”

But that confidence shouldn’t be misinterpreted for a lack of humility, Smith knows he’s competing for a spot on the Chiefs’ roster and will most-likely earn it the same way as the young players did before him. 

“Rookies make their names on special teams their first few years,” Smith said. “I’m willing to do whatever it takes. Like I said, moving from offense to defense, I wanted that ball in my hand. Every time I get the ball in my hand I am trying to score.”

Whether it’s on special teams or if he earns time at cornerback, where he spent a lot of time working inside during minicamp, Smith said the goal for him and the entire Chiefs’ 2018 draft class is to first make the 53-man roster. 

Smith said the group has already grown close, adding he was rooming with fourth-round pick, safety Armani Watts out of Texas A&M, during the three-day minicamp. 

“We clicked right when we first met,” Smith said of he and Watts. “We’re all good guys and we’re all pushing each other.”

Former K-State WR Justin Smoak Canada Day Jersey Byron Pringle on Joining Chiefs: “I Knew They Believed in Me”

The former K-State playmaker signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent

A good portion of the Kansas City Chiefs’ fanbase already knows what he’s about.

Byron Pringle—the two-time All-Conference player at Kansas State—led the nation last year averagi Justin Smoak Canada Day Jersey ng 25.2 yards-per-reception (28 receptions Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey , 705 yards, 6 touchdowns), and he was one of 14 college free agents the Chiefs signed following the 2018 NFL Draft.

Besides being a dynamic receiver, Pringle also brings return ability—averaging 27.6 yards per kick return with two touchdowns during his two years in Manhattan.

Many pundits thought Pringle could be selected late in the 2018 NFL Draft, but upon having his choice on where to begin his professional career af Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey ter going undrafted, Pringle chose the Chiefs.

This past weekend at rookie minicamp, Pringle, who made several plays during the three days of practices, spoke about his relationship with Chie Marco Estrada Canada Day Jersey fs’ receivers coach Greg Lewis, who has already made an impact on the young playmaker. 

“He’s a funny guy,” Pringle noted. “He criticizes you, but it’s also constructive. I like that approach instead of beating around the bush and just telling you that you’re great. He actually tells you what’s going on.”

Before the draft, Pringle had a p Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey rivate workout for the Chiefs following his Pro Day and came away with a positive feeling, so when they called after the draft, he felt comfortable.

“When the Chiefs called me, I knew they believed in me,” he said.

Pringle didn’t watch the NFL Draft. He actually spent the Saturday of the draft with family at a party for his nephew, although he did have his phone on him in case he did get that call, which he understood as a 24-year-old with a past might not come until the draft was over.

“I was hoping for the best but preparing for the worst,” he said. 

Pringle, who said he fielded “several” calls after the draft, believed in his chances with the Chiefs—a team he was also already somewhat familiar with thanks to his college roommate. 

While at K-State, Pringle lived with long snapper David Tullis, who grew up a Chiefs fan and would always be watching and talking about the team with him. 

“He’d tell me everybody on the roster’s name,” Pringle laughed. “Somehow, someway I think he was Andy Reid, because he knew when somebody else was coming into the game.

“I used to hear him screaming all day long—like whenever Travis Kelce would catch the ball—that’s one of his favorite players.”

Pringle said he doesn’t know a lot about the Kansas City area, but he does know about Arrowhead Stadium after attending last year’s game against the eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, which the Chiefs won, 27-20. 

“It’s very loud. I know that,” he said. “The fans are crazy and they love this organization. It’s a positive thing that I have an ability to play here.”

Chiefs’ Rookies on Their First Taste of Kansas City BBQ: “The H Justin Smoak Canada Day Jersey ype is Real”

The Chiefs’ draft picks sampled some Kansas City barbecue earlier this week

Each of the Kansas City Chiefs’ six draft picks embarked on a rite of passage earlier this week as the rookies gave Kansas City barbecue a try for the very first time. Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey 

The players – linebacker Breeland Speaks, defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi, linebacker Dorian O’Daniel, defensive back Armani Watts, defensive back Tremon Smith and offensive guard Kahlil McKenzie – t Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey ried sausage, brisket, pulled pork, r Marco Estrada Canada Day Jersey ibs and burnt ends before ranking their favorite dishes at the end.

To quote O’Daniel, “the hype is real.”

Check out the video below to see which dish  Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey the group liked the most.

Post-Draft NFL Power Ranking Justin Smoak Canada Day Jersey s: Where Do the Chiefs Sit Now?

The people over at ESPN have put out their latest NFL Power Rankings

The Kansas City Chiefs just wrapped up their three-day rookie minicamp and the folks over at ESPN decided to put out their latest NFL Power Rankings. 

A few months ago, following the first wave of free agency, the Chiefs came in at No. 14.

Now that we’re past the NFL Draft, which the Chiefs used five of their six picks to bolster the young defensive talent on the roster, the Chiefs climbed a few spots into the Top 10. 

Here’s what ESPN had to say about the Chiefs coming in at No. 10 this week:

“The Chiefs were 28th in total defense in 2017 — their worst finish since 2009 when they went 4-12 — Marco Estrada Canada Day Jersey  which led to them becoming the first team in the common d Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 14 Justin Smoak Toronto Blue Jays Canada Day Red Jersey raft era (1967) to select only defensive players in a single draft.”

It’s important to note that Chiefs’ sixth-round pick Kahlil McKenzie, who played defensive line at Tennessee, is making the transition to offensive line. 

And while these rankings don’t really matter, it’s still interesting to see that the Chiefs climbed four spots following a draft dedicated to the defense.

The Chiefs, who have won the AFC West the last two years, also come in as the division’s top team.

The Los Angeles Chargers rank at No. 12, the Oakland Raiders at No. 19, and the Denver Broncos at No. 21.

Five Things to Kn Justin Smoak Canada Day Jersey ow About the Chiefs’ Rookie Tryout Signees

The Chiefs signed five tryout players from last weekend’s rookie minicamp on Tuesday

The Kansas City Chiefs invited 43 players to rookie minicamp on a tryout basis this past weekend for the opportunity of  Marcus Stroman Canada Day Jersey a lifetime, and as it turns out, five of those players will be sticking around: defensive backs Malik Reaves (Villanova) and Step Durham (Georgia Tech), linebacker Rob McCray (Indiana), wide receiver Jordan Smallwood (Oklahoma) and center Tejan Koroma (BYU).

Here is something to know about each of the Chiefs’ rookie tryout signees.

1. Reaves was college teammates with linebacker Tanoh Kpassagnon

Reaves was a four-year starter at Villanova, playing with Kpassagnon for three of those seasons from 2014 to 2016. The five-foot-11, 200-pound defensive back tallied 187 tackles (125 solo), 13 passes defensed, six tackles-for-loss, four interceptions and two forced fumbles in 45 career games with the Wildcats, earning All-Conference honors as a senior.

Reaves will look to become just the eighth Villanova product to appear in an NFL game since 2010.  

2. Durham is cousins with a former All-Pro safety  

Durham is related to former Green Bay Packers standout LeRoy Butler, who played 12 seasons from 1990-2001. It appears the football genes passed along to Durham, who began playing football at the age of five and eventually went on to be a four-year starter at Georgia Tech.  

He led the Yellow Jackets in passes defensed as a senior (6) and displayed that ability throughout rookie minicamp, garnering a mention in our recap from the second day of practice.

Georgia Tech cornerback Step Durham (5’9”, 192 lbs) had a nice pass breakup on a slant across the middle during team drills, and whether he knew it or not—he celebrated by giving the incomplete pass signal directly in the direction of the entire Chiefs’ personnel staff, which was huddled together on the far sideline.

Durham talked about his emotional style of play following practice.  

“It’s just how I play,” Durham said. “Just trying to hype the team up and make everybody better as opposed to just myself. I’m used to celebrating with my teammates and just making everybody better.”

3. McCray modeled his game after Chiefs’ linebacker Justin Houston in college  

McCray tallied a team-leading six sacks, 7.5 tackles-for-loss and a forced fumble for the Hoosiers in 2017, getting to the quarterback the fifth-most times of any Big 10 player in conference play.  

Interestingly enough, McCray mentioned Houston as a player he idolized in an interview with NFL Draft Diamonds in February. Here’s what McCray had to say about the Chiefs’ Pro Bowl linebacker:

 Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey “(I’d compare myself to) Justin Houston because of his ability to get around the offensive lineman and also his determination to be disruptive.”

Now in Kansas City, McCray will have a chance to learn from Houston firsthand.

4. Smallwood was revered as a leader at Oklahoma

Smallwood was the 2017 co-recipient of Oklahoma’s Don Key Award, which annually honors a senior who best represents the program on and off the field. According to OU Daily, it’s considered the highest honor a Sooner football player can win.

A veteran of sorts as a fifth-year senior last season, Smallwood epitomized what it meant to be a teammate in an interview with OU Sports Extra.

“I really don’t want the focus on me. The whole focus is for the team,” Smallwood said. “Our goal is to win the w Justin Smoak Canada Day Jersey hole thing so we’re doing one thing at a time, one step at a time.”

5. Koroma was one of the top centers in college football throughout his four-year career

Koroma put together a strong career while at BYU, earning his fair share of recognition along the way. The six-foot-tall, 298-pound lineman was graded as one of the top four centers in the nation in 2016 before earning PFF All-American Second-Team honors as a senior in 2017.

He was a Pro Football Writers Association Freshman All-American in 2014 and garnered a spot on the Rimington (top center) and Outland Trophy (top interior lineman) watch lists during his career.