Top 5 Headlines 5/5: Takeaways from Chiefs' 2015 Draft

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1. Four takeaways from 2015 Kansas City Chiefs draft

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"We've had a little time to let the nine-player Kansas City Chiefs draft marinate. Here are four of my takeaways from what the Chiefs accomplished over the weekend.

  1. If Marcus Peters (first round) and Steven Nelson (third) become as good as the Chiefs think they will, Kansas City is well-stocked at cornerback for the foreseeable future. "    READ MORE…

Chiefs Hall of Famers & Season Ticket Members Announce Draft Picks

On Saturday for rounds 4-7 of the NFL draft, some of the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame members and selected season ticket members announce the picks on NFL Network.

2. Chiefs' general manager, head coach say NFL Draft haul made them 'better,' and deeper

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"The days immediately following the NFL Draft are, essentially, the season of hope.

Newly signed free agents, flush with cash, are working themselves into the fold. Hand‐picked draft selections, dripping with potential, represent the newest purveyors of promise. And no one has stepped onto the field yet, which means the high hopes for all remain intact.

So it should come as no surprise that you can add the Chiefs and general manager John Dorsey to the long list of league executives and coaches who proudly declared that this year's group has been strengthened heading into organized team activities."    READ MORE…

3. Philip Rivers' version of trade story doesn't add up

By Jim Trotter - ESPN

"Rivers usually answers questions as if paid by the word. He is a microphone's best friend, which is why his silence in the weeks immediately preceding the draft was so conspicuous."    READ MORE…

4. Dorsey says he and Reid were on same page in draft ‐‐ and it showed

By Sean Keeler - Fox Sports Kansas City

"The Chiefs came away from 2015 NFL Draft weekend with more answers and possibilities than questions -- a marked contrast from a year earlier at this time, when wide receiver, the offensive line and the secondary never seemed to get seriously addressed."    READ MORE…

5. Raiders to release James Jones

By Bill Williamson - ESPN

"The Oakland Raiders are planning to release wide receiver James Jones, who led the team in receptions in 2014, after finding two new starting receivers in April.

The Raiders signed veteran Michael Crabtree from San Francisco on April 13 and then used the No. 4 overall pick on Alabama receiver Amari Cooper in the first round of the draft last Thursday night. Cooper and Crabtree are both expected to start."    READ MORE…

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