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Chiefs Week in Review: April 9-14

Posted Apr 15, 2018

A look at our content on Chiefs.com over the past week

Monday

The 2018 NFL Draft is inching closer by the day, prompting a reflection on who the Kansas City Chiefs have selected in each round over the years. We took a look back at the seventh round last week and continued with the sixth round on Monday.

Kansas City has found plenty of success in the sixth round recently, drafting the likes of offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches.

A Historical Look at the Chiefs’ Sixth-Round Draft Picks

Tuesday

Speaking of the draft, Chiefs Reporter BJ Kissel took a look at the current state of the defensive line and discussed the possibility of adding to the position group on draft day.

2018 NFL Draft: Building an Athletic Defensive Line

Away from the field, we caught up with what the Chiefs were up to over the course of the week, from watching the Masters to visiting EA Sports.

Social Recap: A Competitive Cheetah, Returning Ragland and Masters Mahomes

Wednesday

The Chiefs’ 2018 preseason schedule was released on Wednesday, pitting Kansas City against the Houston Texans (home), Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers (home).

Chiefs Preseason Opponents Set for 2018

Though the preseason doesn’t count in the standings at the end of the day, there are still a handful of interesting storylines stemming from this year’s slate of games.

Five Things to Know About the Chiefs’ 2018 Preseason Schedule

The third preseason game is often called the “dress rehearsal” for the regular season as the starters tend to play a little longer than in any of the other exhibition weeks. Historically, Head Coach Andy Reid has played his starters through at least the first half and occasionally into the third quarter.

It’s fitting that this year’s “dress rehearsal” will come against a familiar face in former offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, who is entering his first year as Head Coach of the Chicago Bears.

Learn more about that game and the rest of the preseason schedule by clicking here.

We also continued our series on the Chiefs’ round-by-round history in the NFL Draft with a look at the fifth round, where Kansas City has developed a knack for selecting elite return men.

A Historical Look at the Chiefs’ Fifth-Round Draft Picks

Thursday

Tailback Kareem Hunt took the NFL by storm last season, becoming just the sixth rookie in league history to take home the rushing title. Though as good as Hunt was during his initial campaign, depth is paramount over the course of a 16-game season.

With all that being said, we examined the possibility of Kansas City selecting a running back in the upcoming draft.

2018 NFL Draft: Could the Chiefs Add Another Running Back?

The Chiefs have a total of eight picks in this draft, and while running back may not seem obvious to everyone as an immediate need because of those guys listed above, this draft is considered one of the deepest in recent memory by most accounts at the position, and perhaps the value is just too strong to pass on one if they should fall to where the Chiefs pick.

Check out the rest of the article here.

In some of the coolest news of the week, it turns out that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s character in the blockbuster film “Rampage” was named after legendary Chiefs' running back Christian Okoye.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Honors Chiefs’ Legend Christian Okoye in “Rampage”

We had a chance to catch up with Okoye and ask him what it meant to be honored in such a unique way. Check out the story here.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes was out in the community on Wednesday afternoon, as the second-year signal caller stopped by the St. Mark Child and Family Development Center to read a book, work on an art project and ultimately pass on some lessons about life.

Patrick Mahomes Visits a Handful of Kids and Insists Their Dreams are Within Reach

“It’s always awesome to get back out in the community and to help kids in any way possible,” Mahomes explained. “I remember when I was a little kid and my dad was in the big leagues, it meant so much to me to meet his friends and his teammates. For me to do that now on this stage is an awesome feeling.”

Read the rest of the story here.

Friday

We continued our positional draft breakdown series on Friday with a look at some of the interior offensive linemen available in this year’s draft - including Olathe South product Braden Smith.

2018 NFL Draft: Checking Out Some Interior Offensive Linemen

Saturday

Speaking of interior offensive lineman, Chiefs’ center Mitch Morse visited the University of Kansas Health System on Thursday with the intent of lifting some spirits.  

Mitch Morse Spends His Day Visiting Kids at the University of Kansas Health System

“I think whenever you have an opportunity to do things like this with a little lull time in your schedule, you take advantage of it – especially for kiddos who may be going through a tough time,” Morse said. “It’s even more for their family, sometimes. The kids could care less who you are, but I think sometimes it means something to the parents. If you’re able to help even just a little bit throughout the day, as cliché as it sounds, it can mean a ton.”

Check out the rest of the story here.

Finally, we continued to look at the top photos from the 2017 season with No. 2 – “Superman.”

Behind the Lens: The Top Photos of 2017 – No. 2

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