Top 5 Headlines 1/16: Who will the Chiefs draft in the first round?

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1. ESPN's Mel Kiper has Chiefs taking Dorial Green-Beckham in first round

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released his first mock draft of the year on Thursday, and he has the Chiefs selecting a familiar name in a wide receiver-heavy first round.

After (correctly) pointing out that "most teams are still really early in their evaluation process," Kiper projected the Chiefs, who are picking 18th overall, will take Springfield native and former Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham to boost a sagging receiving corps."    READ MORE…

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2. Plays that defined the season: Cairo Santos' winning FG in San Diego

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Here is the third in a series of 10 plays that shaped the Kansas City Chiefs' 2014 season. We're going in chronological order, not in order of importance.

The Chiefs were in San Diego on Oct. 19 to play the Chargers with their season hanging on the edge. They were 2-3 and lagging far behind the 5-1 Chargers and 4-1 Denver Broncos in the AFC West race."    READ MORE…

3. When it comes to DGB and the Chiefs, remember this: Higher the ceiling, harder the fall

By Sean Keeler - Fox Sports

"Physically, he's everything they need. Everything. The kind of absurd specimen drawn up in basements with nothing more than a PlayStation controller, a vivid imagination and a bag of Fritos.

It's all there: 6-foot-5 in stocking feet, 230-some pounds. A 28-to-30-inch vertical leap, depending on the report. A whopping 17 receiving touchdowns in 25 collegiate games. A red-zone machine, quick enough and strong enough to hold the position on slants and powerful and tall enough to go up and win just about every jump ball imaginable on a fade in the corner."    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs' Eric Fisher heads toward a career-defining offseason

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"As his teammates joked around him, Eric Fisher spoke quietly at his locker, reflecting on the past 12 months.

This was Dec. 29, in the immediate aftermath of the Chiefs' season-ending 19-7 win over the San Diego Chargers, and while Fisher, the second-year left tackle, wasn't thrilled — he had hoped for a playoff berth — there was definitely a subtle sense of satisfaction and relief in his voice."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs' training camp to Missouri Western for three more years

By AP - NBC Sports

"The Kansas City Chiefs will continue to spend training camp on the campus of Missouri Western after the school's board of governors approved a three-year contract extension Thursday.

The decision will keep the Chiefs heading north of Kansas City through at least 2017. The agreement includes two extensions of one-year each at the option of the Chiefs and the school."    READ MORE…

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