In his first mock draft of the year, Mel Kiper Jr. predicted the Chiefs would select former Mizzou receiver Dorial Green-Beckham in the first round. Kiper has three other receivers going ahead of Green-Beckham: with Alabama’s Amari Cooper going to Oakland at No. 4, Louisville’s DeVante Parker going to Minnesota at No. 11 and West Virginia’s Kevin White going to San Francisco at No. 15.
With the help of Eric Galko from OptimumScouting.com, The Star’s Terez Paylor has compiled a list of players to watch (and Galko’s thoughts on each) in Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game, which will be played at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tropicana Field.
Here’s a list of the players The Star’s Terez A. Paylor will be watching for the Chiefs (with an eye toward the NFL Draft) in Monday night’s College Football Playoff championship game between Ohio State and Oregon at AT&T Stadium.
NFL teams will go to any length to unearth talent, and all-star games like the Medal of Honor Bowl — which will be played at 1:30 p.m. today at Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina — give teams an opportunity to look for diamonds in the rough.
There are three significant bowl games being played Wednesday, so if you’re a Chiefs fan who has got the day off and plans to partake, here are a few players who I’ll be keeping an eye on for draft purposes (all games on ESPN).
The Chiefs’ fan base was ranked tied for No. 5 in the NFL according to a survey by Nielsen Scarborough. The No. 1 fan base was Green Bay, where 84 percent of the market watched/attended/listened to a Packers game in the last 12 months. New Orleans was second at 78 percent.
Despite their 19-7 win Sunday over the San Diego Chargers, the Chiefs missed out on the AFC playoffs, ending their season with nine wins and seven losses. Terez A. Paylor, The Star’s Chiefs beat reporter, and CineSport’s Brian Clark discuss.
We’ve reached the end of the recipe road for this tailgating season. That’s probably not a terrible thing, as we’ve enjoyed more chow and libations than we probably should’ve along the way. But before we bid farewell to 2014, it’s time for some street tacos.
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