15 Minute Draft Day Diary: “I know I laid a sandwich somewhere.”

Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet “With the 86th pick in the 2017 draft the Kansas City Chiefs select…..  …..  …..”   I sat in my living room, hanging on these words as they seem to be dragged out of Will Sheilds. I was thinking to myself, “Why do they always drag out every single second that they can before saying the pick’s name?”   They should just say it as a statement like, “Number 9 Cincinnati Bengals John Ross.” Why do they always have to insert a pause? It’s like they say…

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Chiefs: Winning This Year vs. Drafting For the Future

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Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet   I know a number of Kansas City Chiefs fans that were shell-shocked by the 2017 draft results. Count me among the shell-shocked. You may be a proponent of the Chiefs drafting QB Partick Mahomes II but still be wondering, “How could they NOT take a defensive tackle in this draft?” The answer to that question may not be immediately apparent but before you jump ship — or force some other fans to walk a plank — let’s navigate the process of fixing the team this offseason,…

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Making Sense Of The Chiefs Draft

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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 Tweet   What a whirlwind weekend! Chiefs traded up three times and changed their 10 picks into six. Just about everyone was thrilled to see the Chiefs take a big swing on a QB for the first time since 1983. After that though, most fans started to get a bit nervous. Chiefs went from a hugely popular player to a bunch of under the radar guys and left the draft with few clear starters. Are Chiefs so confident in their current roster that they really weren’t concerned about…

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Chiefs Leverage the Present For the Future in the Draft

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Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet It was a long draft season. No one I’ve talked to will deny that. That’s what makes the choices that the Kansas City Chiefs have made over the past three days of the 2017 NFL draft even more difficult to reconcile. After years, no, decades, the Chiefs traded multiple picks, including a first-round pick next year, to draft a quarterback of the future. That concept was easy to grasp. What followed from John Dorsey, Andy Reid, Clark Hunt, and their staff, was clearly unclear. The Chiefs began…

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ArrowheadOne: 2017 NFL Draft Open Thread- DAY 3

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Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet The NFL Draft is nothing, if not a marathon. The three-day event concludes today but the shaping of each team’s future still weighs in the balmy hands of one man for each team: the general manager (unless you’re the Dallas Cowboys). It’s one thing for Andy Reid and John Dorsey to have created an offseason plan back in January or February but quite another to pull off the trades that Dorsey’s been able to orchestrate in the first two days of the National Football League’s 2017 episodic…

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Chiefs Trade Up to Draft RB Kareem Hunt

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Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet John Dorsey has done it again. He traded up in the 2017 NFL for a second time to get a player he was targeting: RB Kareem Hunt. The Chiefs traded away their remaining third-round pick (No. 104) plus their fourth-round pick (No. 132) and a seventh-round pick (No. 245) to the Minnesota Vikings so that they could pick Kareem Hunt at #86 overall. Hunt had a productive career at Toledo gaining 4,945 yards rushing in four seasons and gaining 5,500 total yards from scrimmage. While it may…

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Chiefs Use the 59th Pick to Draft DE Tanoh Kpassagnon

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Follow @arrowhead_one Tweet The Kansas City Chiefs used the 59th pick in the 2017 draft to select DE Tanoh Kpassagnon from Villanova. Mike Mayock describes Tanoh Kpassagnon as a freak, “You wanna talk about genetic freaks, folks. Step right up. I had a DC tell me when he’s the first guy off the bus, he looks so good, he should be pick No. 0. But he’s gonna be about a year away.” At 6-foot-7 and 289 lbs. with great quickness and twitch as well as superior agility, Tanoh may only…

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