Chiefly Bacon’s Lazy Big Board: Punters, Kicker and Fullback

Ransom Hawthorne

Ransom Hawthorne

Ransom Hawthorne is an electrician living in central KS. He's married and has two young boys. Born in KS, and raised in Tucson, Ransom spent his middle school years in southern Mexico.
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Follow @arrowhead_one         Not every position gets drafted in the first round. The Chiefs under GM John Dorsey have rarely spent picks on fullbacks, and never drafted a punter or kicker. That said, they haven’t had much luck with seventh round picks either. If the Chiefs get late into the draft and find themselves staring down players who won’t make the roster, they might be better off taking a look at some of these guys.     Pick 170 FB James Connor 6′1” 233lbs I don’t think…

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The Three Most Undervalued Positions in the NFL

Follow @arrowhead_one There are three positions that are traditionally undervalued in the NFL and consequently less pursued on draft day. There may be good reasons why their stock has either gone down, or never been very high to begin with but, teams — and more specifically, general managers — are fully aware of these relative values.   Those three positions are punters and kickers, backup quarterbacks, and running backs.   Punters and Kickers For the Kansas City Chiefs, they know full well how important a good — perhaps the “best”…

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Chiefly Bacon’s Lazy Big Board: OLB

Ransom Hawthorne

Ransom Hawthorne

Ransom Hawthorne is an electrician living in central KS. He's married and has two young boys. Born in KS, and raised in Tucson, Ransom spent his middle school years in southern Mexico.
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Follow @arrowhead_one There might not be a bigger hole on the Chiefs roster than there is at OLB. Justin Houston has struggled to regain his former form, Dee Ford runs hot and cold, Tamba Hali is rumored to be playing with bone on bone in his knee and Dadi Nicolas is coming off of a patella tendon tear that few players bounce back from, in a short period of time. Zombo, Ochi and the rest seem likely to have a ceiling of career backup. Add to this the fact that…

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Sifting Through 10 Rules Voted On by the Owners

Follow @arrowhead_one   The NFL owners are meeting this week in Phoenix, Arizona covering a myriad of issues. Here are 10 rules they voted on and the results… and of course… my opinion about each. The following rules and results were provided by NFL.com.   1. The NFL passed a rule for automatic ejections for egregious hits to the head. Sifting through it: what I’m hoping is that this rule gives the referee a kick in the seat of the pants so they can feel more empowered when wanting to…

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QBOTF ALERT: This is Why the Chiefs Will Probably Draft a QB Early

Follow @arrowhead_one We’re all wondering who the Chiefs might take with their first pick in the draft. Some say they must get a quarterback simply because it’s been 34 years since they took one in the first round. True, although that bit of information is inconsequential as far as relevance to who they may take and why. Some will say the Chiefs need a quarterback of the future — QBOTF — because Alex Smith is getting old and/or his contract is running out in a couple of years. True, but…

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State of the Roster: Offense Edition

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Frank Leggio is an operations director living in the Columbus, OH area.He has two sons and a couple of Beagles.He was born in Germany, went to high school in KS and college in CO.
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Follow @arrowhead_one   As the obvious follow up to my article last week, I am going to take a look at how our offense is shaping up in the offseason. As I said before, I understand the roster will continue to be shaped based on a number of factors, not the least of which is the draft. Based on the history or Reid and Dorsey, I again expect any upcoming changes from the draft to be largely backups and developmental players. With that being said, let’s take a look at the offensive roster…

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Risers and Fallers Who Can Impact the Chiefs Draft

Follow @arrowhead_one The NFL Draft is now exactly 31 days away and we’re likely no closer to knowing who the Kansas City Chiefs will take than we were in January. However, we do know a thing or two about who is available, what the team’s biggest needs are, and who’s worth taking… and maybe who’s not.   Many of you have heard the ArrwoheadOne writer’s reference “DraftTek.com” as a ranking service when speaking about the possible choices for the Chiefs. While it’s just one service that we use, there’s an…

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