Chiefs news for May 4, 2021
Good Morning. May the 4th… it rings a bell… Besides that, on this date, Marc Boerigter was born in 1978 and Ryan Sims in 1980. Moving on…
NFL insider notes: AFC rivals haven’t closed gap on Chiefs, despite giving it their best shot this offseason | cbssports
In case you haven’t heard enough of this the last three months, to say nothing of this past weekend, I had a little reminder for you regarding the NFL Draft: Everyone takes the best player available almost all the time, the guy they coveted tends to just fall to them, and you can’t truly judge winners and losers of any draft until years after.
Kansas City Chiefs add another multi-threat tight end in Noah Gray | kshb.com
The Kansas City Chiefs had six selections in the 2021 NFL Draft. And on Saturday, the team traded picks with the New York Jets to move up 13 spots in the fifth round to select Noah Gray, a tight end out of Duke University, with the 162nd overall pick.
Chiefs believe late-round medical gambles could pay off big | fox2now
The Chiefs used a pair of late-round picks on players with a history of medical problems but undeniable upside. In the fourth round they took defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, whose career at Florida State was interrupted first by hamstring injuries and then a significant right leg injury in 2019. In the sixth the Chiefs took Tennessee offensive linemen Trey Smith, who had blood clots in his lungs that may have been a red flag for other teams. If both can stay on the field, the Chiefs might have gotten the kind of steals that allow a winning team to stay on top.
Chiefs use veteran salary benefit on RB Jerick McKinnon to save cap space | yahoo
A former third-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings out of Georgia Southern, McKinnon enters his eighth season in the league. He’s coming off a three-year stint with the San Francisco 49ers that was marred by injury, but he’s looking for a chance at redemption in Kansas City.
Experts give Chiefs good marks for 2021 NFL draft class | usatoday
The 2021 NFL draft is a thing of the past and the Kansas City Chiefs came away with some great players. Their class really begins with the trade for Orlando Brown Jr., acquiring their left tackle of the future while also positioning themselves with another pick in an area of the draft that Brett Veach considered a “hot zone.” There he selected Nick Bolton and Creed Humphrey, both considered to be solid picks with the ability to contribute right away. From there, the Chiefs took everything from projects to steals on Day 3, adding Joshua Kaindoh, Noah Gray, Cornell Powell, and Trey Smith.