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Albert Wilson is expected to battle third-round WR Chris Conley for a starting job opposite Jeremy Maclin.

The 5-foot-9 Wilson can't match up with the physical freak Conley on paper. But there's also a question of fit, as Conley is a receiver that needs to be given a chance to win 1-on-1 battles downfield and Alex Smith is afraid to make those throws. Ultimately, we'd expect a situational time share, with Andy Reid favorite Jason Avant also getting the mix. Smith's limitations curb most of the fantasy appeal in Kansas City outside of Travis Kelce and Jeremy Maclin.
Source: ESPN.com
May 4 - 12:35 PM

Chiefs signed Mississippi State CB Justin Cox.

Cox (6'1/191) spent two seasons at Mississippi State, seeing action at both corner and safety. A special athlete with 4.36 speed, a 38-inch vertical and a 10-foot-9 broad jump, Cox's college career ended last November when he was arrested for aggravated domestic violence and burglary. On the field, Cox was seen as a disappointment at Mississippi State after being a highly-touted JUCO recruit. A raw athlete with major character concerns, Cox could end up a UDFA steal or out of the league within a few years.
May 2 - 10:50 PM

Chiefs signed Pittsburg State CB DeVante Bausby.

Bausby (6'1/179) racked up four interceptions as a senior in Division 2, but didn't put himself on the NFL radar until he ran a "wind-aided" 4.22 at his March Pro Day. Bausby frequently practiced against Cardinals WR John Brown in college and offers an intriguing height-speed combination. He'll likely need at least two years of seasoning before pushing for NFL snaps.
May 2 - 9:58 PM

Chiefs signed Harding WR Donatella Luckett.

Luckett (6'0/211) was a prolific wideout and return specialist in Division 2, scoring 22 all-purpose TDs in four years at Harding -- 15 at receiver, 5 as a ball carrier, and 2 on kick returns. He was a first-team All-Great American Conference pick as both a junior and senior. Luckett was exposed as a sub-par athlete at the Combine, where he ran 4.65 with a 34-inch vertical and 9-foot-10 broad jump. He did clock 4.40 at the Harding Pro Day. Already 24 years old, Luckett faces an uphill climb as an overaged prospect with pedestrian physical attributes.
May 2 - 7:12 PM

Chiefs selected Northern Illinois WR Da'Ron Brown with the No. 233 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Brown (6'0/205) made second-team All MAC as a senior, finishing his career with 2,290 yards and 19 TDs on 154 catches (14.9 YPR). He ran 4.54 at the Combine and posted solid marks in the vertical (37") and broad (10') jumps. Just an above-average athlete at his size, Brown's calling cards are huge, sure hands (10 1/4") and a wide catching radius. As Brown will be a 24-year-old rookie, his long-term ceiling may be capped. We should find out early in Brown's career whether he'll be a contributor.
May 2 - 5:44 PM

Chiefs selected Southern Miss DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches with the No. 217 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Nunez-Roches (6'2/307) endured an injury-plagued college career before busting out as a senior en route to 14 TFLs and three sacks as an 11-game starter. "RNR" showed NFL-quality athleticism in Indy, running 5.02 with a 34-inch vertical and pumping 26 reps on the bench. A one-gap penetrator with a relentless motor, Nunez-Roches is capable of playing both one- and three-technique, likely on a rotational basis in the NFL.
May 2 - 5:10 PM

Chiefs selected Illinois State TE James O'Shaughnessy with the No. 173 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

O'Shaughnessy (6'4/248) was a three-year starter at ISU, posting a 29-544-9 receiving line as a senior. Although O'Shaughnessy was overlooked by the majority of draftniks, he caught Matt Waldman's eye on tape with his seam-stretching ability, tackle breaking, and competitive blocking. O'Shaughnessy also performed well as the Redbirds' Pro Day, running 4.68 with a 35-inch vertical. He looks like a prime sleeper to make a pass-catching impact in the pros, albeit as a sub-package rotational player behind Travis Kelce and perhaps Demetrius Harris.
May 2 - 3:26 PM

Chiefs selected Oregon State LB D.J. Alexander with the No. 172 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Alexander, who stands 6'2/233 lbs, is one of the top athletes at linebacker in this class. He recorded a 4.54 forty with a 6.97 3-cone and 10-foot plus broad jump. Alexander does have neck surgery on his record, but made 32 career starts while with the Beavers.
May 2 - 3:25 PM

Chiefs selected Georgia ILB Ramik Wilson with the No. 118 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Wilson (6'2/237) was a 25-game starter at UGA, piling up 19 career TFLs, six sacks, and two forced fumbles. A run-and-chase linebacker with athletic deficiencies, Wilson managed a 4.77 forty at the Combine with a 35-inch vertical and 9-foot-3 broad jump. Wilson isn't a particularly aggressive downhill run defender, has severe coverage limitations, and lacks lower-body explosion. His ceiling is likely a low-end starter in the league.
May 2 - 1:00 PM

Chiefs selected Oregon State CB Steven Nelson with the No. 98 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Nelson (5'10/197) spent two seasons as a Beaver after transferring from JUCO, piling up eight INTs and earning second-team All-Pac 12 as a senior. Nelson primarily played zone coverage in college, but flashed man-cover skills when given exposures. He shut down Nelson Agholor (3-27-0) in 2014 and gave Jaelen Strong fits. CFF also charted Nelson with zero missed tackles last season. Fast (4.49) but not especially twitchy or agile, Nelson best projects as a zone corner in the Alterraun Verner mold. The Chiefs play press, so Nelson figures to end up as a slot cover man who initially focuses on special teams.
May 1 - 11:15 PM

Chiefs selected Georgia WR Chris Conley with the No. 76 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Conley (6'2/213) made 23 starts for the Bulldogs, finishing his career with 117 receptions for 1,938 yards (16.6 YPR) and 20 TDs. A high-character individual, Conley was named the SEC's 2014 Scholar Athlete of the Year. After playing in Georgia's run-first offense with bad QB play, Conley put himself on the national radar with a scintillating Combine, running 4.35 with an absurd 45-inch vertical and Megatronian 11-foot-7 broad jump. With 33 3/4-inch arms, Conley has a huge catch radius and excellent hands, dropping just one pass as a senior. He's not just a workout wonder. Conley is straight linish with tight hips, but offers all the tools to become a dangerous vertical stretcher. Unfortunately, Kansas City is a poor fit for Conley's skills with risk-averse Alex Smith at quarterback.
May 1 - 10:16 PM

Chiefs selected Missouri OL Mitch Morse with the No. 49 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Morse (6'5/305) made 39 starts at Mizzou, seeing action at center and right tackle before protecting the blind side as a senior. Short arms (32 1/4") will likely kick Morse back inside, but he is a terrific athlete with 5.14 speed and a 31-inch vertical. At the Combine, Morse pumped 36 reps on the bench. Tough and tenacious with ideal movement skills, Morse projects well to Kansas City's zone-blocking scheme. He'll likely be given a long look to start at center over Eric Kush, replacing Rodney Hudson.
May 1 - 8:36 PM

Chiefs selected Washington CB Marcus Peters with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Peters (6'0/197) made 22 starts at UW, tallying 11 career INTs with 9.5 tackles for loss and three fumble recoveries. Similar to Ravens CB Jimmy Smith, Peters is a talented press-man corner with myriad off-field concerns after getting kicked off the Huskies' team for clashing with coaches. Peters' workout numbers also underwhelmed, running 4.53 with a 37-inch vertical and 10-foot-1 broad jump. Peters offers elite ball skills and size, but isn't a top-end athlete and has obvious attitude concerns. He's a boom-or-bust prospect who will be expected to slide in opposite RCB Sean Smith.
Apr 30 - 10:05 PM

SI's Peter King says Washington CB Marcus Peters is a strong candidate for the Chiefs at No. 18 overall.

Head coach Andy Reid visited Peters in his hometown of Oakland this week. Big Red was likely trying to get a handle on the prospect's character, as Peters was kicked off Washington's team and one personnel man said he has an "authority complex."
Source: SI.com
Apr 30 - 8:36 AM

Multiple NFL personnel men expressed serious concerns about Washington CB Marcus Peters' off-field behavior.

"What a joke," said one personnel man. "He's going to have inconsistency on the field and off the field. I don't know if it's an authority complex, a trust level. But what he does isn't what everybody else is doing." Another scout went on to say he's "worried about [Peters] as a person." Peters, one of the top corners in the draft, was kicked off the Washington team. He's Marshawn Lynch's cousin.
Apr 28 - 9:49 PM


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