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Top 5 Headlines 1/8: Analyzing Chiefs Needs in the Draft

Daily headlines to keep you up-to-date on the latest Chiefs news from local and national media


1. Updated 2015 NFL draft order, analyzing team needs: Divisional round

By Knox Bardeen - Fox Sports

"The first 24 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft are set in stone as the non-playoff teams have been lined up in reverse order, and the Bengals, Steelers, Lions and Cardinals dropped games in the wild-card round last weekend.

As the rest of the playoffs unfold, the final eight selections will fall into place as well."    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs linebackers coach Gary Gibbs will not interview for Washington's defensive coordinator job

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Chiefs linebackers coach Gary Gibbs will not be interviewing for Washington's open defensive coordinator position, a team source confirmed to The Star on Wednesday.

The source, however, added that the Chiefs did not block Washington's interview request, and said instead said Gibbs turned Washington down."    READ MORE…

3. QB Terrelle Pryor working out for Chiefs

By Adam Teicher -

"Former NFL quarterback Terrelle Pryor is working out for the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Pro Football Talk.

Stranger things have happened than the Chiefs signing Pryor, but it's difficult to see it eventually happening. The Chiefs have a glut as it is at quarterback with Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray. Not much room for another body unless the Chiefs clear out one of the other four."    READ MORE…

4. FSU QB Jameis Winston going pro

By David Hale -

"Quarterback Jameis Winston won't be back in a Florida State uniform next season, instead opting to enter the NFL draft.

Winston confirmed the decision in a statement issued late Wednesday morning by The Legacy Agency, which will represent him. Winston's father, Antonor Winston, had told ESPN earlier Wednesday that his son had decided to enter the draft after initially planning to announce the decision after Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T."    READ MORE…

5. Ravens are a threat to Patriots

By Mike Sando -

"It's no shock that the Baltimore Ravens are seven-point underdogs in their divisional playoff game at New England. They are 2-6 overall and 1-4 on the road against teams that finished the season with winning records. Baltimore did knock off the 11-5 Pittsburgh Steelers during the wild-card round, but there's no question New England was the better team in 2014.

However, there are still some reasons to like the Ravens as an upset pick over the Patriots and as a potential long-shot Super Bowl contender. Joe Flacco has improbably outperformed Tom Brady in playoff games since entering the league in 2008. His life is easier within the context of new coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense. The Ravens' defense, while flawed in the secondary, can stop the run and rush the passer, which gives them the ability to make an opponent one-dimensional."    READ MORE…

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