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Top 5 Headlines 2/27: Chiefs Mock Draft

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1. Chiefs mock draft: Just because they need a WR doesn't mean they'll take one first

By Howard Balzer - Fox Sports Kansas City

"Imight surprise Chiefs fans to learn that quarterback Alex Smith threw just two fewer touchdown passes last season (18) than Seattle's Russell Wilson (20) and that the Chiefs scored 36 offensive touchdowns, compared with 40 by the Seahawks. For a beleaguered offense, it wasn't that much less productive than one that almost won a Super Bowl.

Even so, that reality is overshadowed by the oft-repeated number that some believe defined the Chiefs' 2014 season: No wide receiver caught a touchdown pass. Not surprisingly, wide receiver sits high on the team's list of needs as the new league year is set to begin March 10."    READ MORE

Gridiron Glory Press Conferance

Union Station announces their newest exhibit Gridiron Glory with Bobby Bell and Jan Stenerud. The exhibet opens May 23, 2015.

2. NFL draft: Some receivers to watch, some to avoid

By Adam Teicher -

"Pro Football Focus has an interesting story looking at combine results and projecting which wide receivers might be underrated and overvalued.

Wide receivers will be of obvious interest in this year's draft to the Kansas City Chiefs. PFF's theory is that the most important combine drills for wide receivers with regard to predicting future success are weight, 40 time and vertical jump. For comparison purposes, the combine averages in those categories for wideouts were 203 pounds, 4.51 time in the 40 and 36-inch vertical, according to PFF."  READ MORE

3. Union Station's NFL Hall of Fame exhibit officially announced

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"While some fans will be traveling to Ohio this summer to see former Chiefs great Will Shields' induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, those that can't won't have to go very far to get a taste of Canton.

That's because the Chiefs, along with Union Station, have partnered to bring a new exhibit - Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to Kansas City."    READ MORE

4. Dorial Green-Beckham's NFL fits include 49ers, Chiefs, Colts

By Bucky Brooks -

"General managers and coaches will spend the next few months preaching the importance of acquiring players with exemplary character and impeccable intangibles, but troubled prospects with extraordinary talent and athleticism are tough to bypass on draft day.

In an ultra-competitive league where a dominant player can change the fortunes of a franchise, executives must grapple with the "risk vs. reward" debate when deciding whether to take on an enticing youngster with a rocky past. At the center of such discussions in meeting rooms around the NFL this year is ex-Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham."  READ MORE

5. Chiefs cut Anthony Fasano

By Adam Teicher -

"Tight end Anthony Fasano was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, saving the club about $2 million against their salary cap.

The Chiefs signed Fasano, 30, to a four-year, $16 million contract in 2013. In two seasons with the Chiefs he caught 48 passes for 426 yards and seven touchdowns."    READ MORE

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