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WTFP: Ricky Stanzi Scouting Report Toughness/Leadership: Team captain. Stanzi is a fighter and has...

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WTFP: Ricky Stanzi Scouting Report Toughness/Leadership: Team captain. Stanzi is a fighter and has a mental toughness about him. Mistakes don’t look like they bother him all that much. Displays that innate ability to immediately forget. He’ll make a mistake and come right back to lead his team down field. Late in games, Stanzi could improve. He must develop that killer instinct and confidence when the seconds are ticking off the clock. As a Quarterback, teammates feed off of that. At one point vs. Arizona he took four straight sacks and a touchdown was needed in order for Iowa to pull out the win. Wisconsin and TCU were other games in 2010 where Stanzi couldn’t lead his team to victory in close games. Intelligence/Decision Making: Stanzi scored a 30 on his Wonderlic. He played in a pro-style offense and made many NFL throws, including pro reads and drop backs from under center. He also had the green light to change plays at the line. That being said, the Hawkeyes weren’t very successful on the plays Stanzi changed. After the snap, Stanzi has a tendency to lock-on to a particular receiver and will try to force the ball in. A risky thrower at times but was a playmaker when the defense broke down. Stanzi regularly took advantage of defenses mistakes.

NFP: Talented edge rushers fall to round three

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"Kansas City nabbed Georgia DE Justin Houston only three picks later. Houston possesses a great first step, can threaten the corner, but is limited when asked to drop his pad level. He's more of a one-trick pony and needs to develop a counter if he hopes to mature into an upper echelon pass rusher in the NFL. Solid 3rd round value."

CBS: Baldwin to KC the head-scratcher of 1st round

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It isn't just that I'm lower on Baldwin that most. I certainly acknowledge his unique combination of size, speed, leaping ability and body control. He proved to be a big play threat while with the Panthers and is entering an ideal situation with the Chiefs due to the fact that they already have a legitimate No. 1 target in Dwayne Bowe to take the pressure off of the rookie. However, despite the fact that the 6-4 (3/8), 228 pound Baldwin has the size to intimidate, he isn't a particularly physical receiver. In fact, when defenders pressed him at the line of scrimmage, he struggled. Given the rarity that Scott Pioli invested a first round pick in a wide receiver previously and these questions about Baldwin's physicality and maturity, I was stunned by the selection -- especially considering the number of highly touted offensive and defensive linemen still available. These positions, of course, were thought to be Kansas City's focus heading up to the draft.

The Infamous Jon Baldwin Quote

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When asked if he'd be returning or going pro, Baldwin responded with "...Heck yeah, I'm leaving. It can only get worse. They had me running a lot of deep routes (this year) and yards were hard to come by. I barely ran intermediate routes; it felt like they were purposely trying to disrupt my draft stock."

WTFP: Jonathan Baldwin Scouting Report Separation Skills/Route Running: Struggles with creating...

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WTFP: Jonathan Baldwin Scouting Report Separation Skills/Route Running: Struggles with creating separation from defensive backs during intermediate routes. Never really appears to be wide open. Defenders are always in position to make a play on the ball. Average quickness and lateral movement. Long strides do allow him to create solid separation on vertical routes. Was asked to run mostly deep routes during the 2010 season. When asked to run intermediate routes, he often rounded them off and wasn’t crisp in and out of his breaks. Is also a little lethargic coming off the line of scrimmage. Ball Skills: First-rate leaper. Can out jump anyone in a jump ball situation. Tracks the deep ball beautifully. Arm length is above average and he uses them to pluck the ball from the sky. Strong handed kid. Makes a ton of acrobatic catches. Elite body control. Is able to make adjustments on the ball that many receivers simply can’t do. Huge threat in the redzone because of the combination of his size and ball skills. Big play ability: The vast majority of Baldwins plays are of the deep variety. Shows the ability to double move cornerbacks and take the top off the secondary. Slow off the line but builds up speed nicely when going vertical. Eats up a lot of real-estate with his long limbs. Can put 7 on the board quickly. Has some YAC ability to his game as well. NFL Comparison: Vincent Jackson

NFL.com - Titus Young 360: The backstory

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Excellent video on Titus Young, his back ground, and his character.

NFL.com Grades AFC West Drafts from 2006-Current

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Some harsh grading in this piece. Guess who got the highest grade though?

Has anyone considered Prince Amukamara? Most mock him to the Lions at 13, but if for some reason,...

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Has anyone considered Prince Amukamara? Most mock him to the Lions at 13, but if for some reason, Jimmy Smith jumps him, Amukamara could be there at 21. The Chiefs brought him in for a private visit a few weeks back. If he's there, I'd want the Chiefs to pull the trigger on him. Yes CB is not a need, but that's good value, and you cannot have too many CB's.

Mike Mayock Relases his First Mock Draft

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I've seen a couple people predict KC to take this guy, but check out the position Mayock mentions he'll play. Also, there are some off the hook picks in there. Mayock has balls!

Larry’s 2-Round Mock Draft (Final Ed.) Here is my final mock draft before the festivities begin...

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Larry’s 2-Round Mock Draft (Final Ed.) Here is my final mock draft before the festivities begin tomorrow. There are a ton of shockers. Teams picking unexpected players, guys falling, and even a new player slotted to the Chiefs. Hope you've enjoyed all of my mocks this offseason. Enjoy and please give feedback!

Rick Gosselin Releases 2011 NFL Mock Draft

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Like in his rankings, Gosselin has made some "strange" picks. Note: Mock Draft on page two.

Peter King: Trade already on the table for two unknown teams

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"There's a team in the draft that has a deal on the table -- I'm guessing New England (surprise!) -- with a team trying to come back into the first round. The deal will net the team dealing the first-rounder the following: a second-round pick in 2011 and a first-round pick in 2012. The deal, I hear, is contingent on the player the trade-up team wants still being there. Could it be Tennessee trading into the bottom of the first round, at 28, to get Jake Locker or Andy Dalton? Stay tuned." This better be the CHIEFS! Take this deal if it's presented to you! Getting a 2012 first would start the wheeling and dealing that we all desire as Chiefs fans.

Rick Gosselin Releases 2011 Draft Rankings

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This is the rankings that everyone anticipates. There are some interesting selections that may shock some.

Jets VP Joey Clinkscales says Phil Taylor's feet aren't long-term issue

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"He probably does have some feet issues," Clinkscales said during the Jets' draft press conference today. "I get if you're talking about a guy that was once 380 pounds, 335 pound pounds now. He's a good player, strong, physical. He's been at Baylor a couple of years, after Penn State. "He's a good football player. I don't think in the long term, if you're looking throughout a contract, the feet would be a big issue. But again, you're looking for a guy that can help you now. He and many others have a chance to do that." Hmmm...another smoke screen perhaps?. Maybe the Jets are trying to get someone to bite on big Phil Taylor so another player drops to them. The Chiefs and Jets are in the market for the same positions -- OT, OLB, NT.

NFL Mocks: Jerrell Powe Visted the Chiefs

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NFLMocks.com recently interviewed Ole Miss Defensive Tackle Jerrell Powe. During the interview he had this to say about his pre-draft visitations: "Yeah I had a lot of visits with some teams. Kansas City, Miami, and I’ve definitely been talking on the phone with a lot of teams too. The Broncos have contacted me." I'm not sure if this was public knowledge or not, but I thought I'd pass it along since I know many Chiefs fans have an interest in him.

Could it be DE Brooks Reed at 21?

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National Football Post: "Reed is regarded as a hot player in NFL scouting circles and has worked out for several position coaches and team executives, including the Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and the Miami Dolphins. He had other undisclosed private workouts as well. "An AFC West scout said he significantly upgraded his grade on Reed after watching him play against Iowa in person." Could the Chiefs be one of those "undisclosed" teams who had a private visit with Reed? Was the AFC Scout who watched Reed verse Iowa a member of the Chiefs? Todd McShay released his Mock Draft 6.0 today, and guess who he mocked to the Chiefs... -Arizona DE Brooks Reed - This might seem a bit high for Reed, but he makes sense as a pass-rusher to complement Tamba Hali, and with his motor, character and experience on both edges, Reed fits what GM Scott Pioli is looking for.

First I'd like to say thank you to everyone who provided constructive criticism for version one of...

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First I'd like to say thank you to everyone who provided constructive criticism for version one of my blueprint. For this one, I will focus solely on the draft. I'll try and channel my inner Scott Pioli and make the best picks for the Chiefs immediate future and distant future. It's a hard thing to accomplish because we all know what positions have major holes and which do not. The thing I tried to keep in my when developing this mock draft was that, in order to build a consistent contender, there must be foresight. Holes must be filled via the draft, but depth must be built as well. This mock draft will look drastically different than the previous one. So without further adieu... Blueprint: Sustaining the Success of the Kansas City Chiefs

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Are the Chiefs Targeting Colin Kaepernick?

It has been a strange strange day. The news on Phil Taylor broke and I'm pretty sure 80% of AP is now concerned about Phil Taylor, because of the concerning medical reports. I personally think the...

WTFP: Sam Acho Scouting Report Thanks to Stags and his love for Sam Acho, I went and watched film...

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WTFP: Sam Acho Scouting Report Thanks to Stags and his love for Sam Acho, I went and watched film on him. I won't lie, I cam away pretty impressed. He alone has me rethinking some things when it comes to my Chiefs mock draft. I went ahead and wrote up a scouting report for him. Hopefully you all enjoy!

WTFP: Jonathan Baldwin Scouting Report As we get closer to the draft, our opinions on players...

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WTFP: Jonathan Baldwin Scouting Report As we get closer to the draft, our opinions on players sharpen and our focus on positions of need heightens. For the most part, we all feel that the Chiefs need to another another receiver opposite of Dwayne Bowe. I'd like to start a conversation on what you guys think about Jonathan Baldwin. I'm not a fan of his, but some are. I'd love to hear why and toss info back and forth.

Wes Bunting: Randall Cobb = Mr. Safe Pick

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"I love former high school quarterbacks who make the move to wideout in college because they just have a real savvy about their game. Cobb’s a gifted short-area athlete who ran better at the NFL Combine than many expected — myself included — and knows how to create initial separation for himself. He’s an ideal slot receiver at the next level who can create mismatches inside, consistently get open vs. a two-way go and pick up yards after the catch." I agree that he is definitely a safe pick. But I also agree with Bunting's other assessments. Cobb is an excellent short area receiver. He'll also make for a terrific slot receiver. Unfortunately, the Chiefs need an outside the numbers receiver who can stretch the field. They need that type of guy for many different reasons. The first being: 1. The double team needs to be lifted off of Bowe. 2. The 8-man front needs to be lifted off of the running game. 3. The Chiefs need to make plays down field. They can't rely on double digit play drives every game.

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Small School Prospects I Can See the Chiefs Drafting

Per ESPN Hampton NT Kenrick Ellis (6-4, 346; 69) Ellis has an explosive first step for his size and a thick, powerful upper body, and he is a powerful bull rusher who can drive interior ...

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