With the COVID-19 pandemic eliminating all potential spring and summer sporting events, I figured we could dive into some coverage on most people’s favorite professional football team around here, the Kansas City Chiefs.
The off-season has more or less concluded, and the Chiefs have made various additions and subtractions from the team. This first article will cover some of those additions as we look at the Chiefs’ 2020 draft picks.
The Super Bowl champions entered the draft with five total picks, tied for the fewest in the NFL. This is mainly due to the Chiefs trading up in the draft the past three years. There was not much movement in this draft from the Chiefs, but General Manager Brett Veach did trade to get a seventh round pick and move the Chiefs’ total up to six picks.
The Chiefs’ first pick was in the first round, pick 32 overall. They added another offensive playmaker in Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Helaire was one of the nation’s top college running backs at LSU, and the Chiefs are looking for him to be a top running back in the NFL too. Not only does Helaire have dynamic running ability, he also is a good pass catcher and pass blocker, an essential for a running back in Andy Reid’s offense.
The Chiefs’ next pick was in the second round and was the 63 pick overall. The Chiefs took linebacker Willie Gay Jr. from Mississippi State. The Chiefs needed linebacker help as they lost Reggie Ragland in free agency – we will cover free agency next week – and need to bolster that middle linebacker spot even if Ragland stayed. Gay is a first round talent which dropped to the second round due to off the field issues, but the Chiefs are hoping those off the field issues stay in the past and Gay can help improve this defense. He is also a very fast and very athletic linebacker so he will be very good in coverage; this was a weak spot for the Chiefs’ linebackers last season.
It is prime fishing time so let’s look at the KDWPT fishing reports for Linn County. La Cygne Reservoir Currently channel, blue and flathead catfishing is good at La Cygne. The fish are being caught on sunfish, cut shad, worms, prepared baits and livers.... [More]
The Lady Jays had a rough season last year and only won a couple of games. They were also eliminated in the first round of their regional tournament. However, this season the girls were hoping to make some improvements to put them in a better spot, but they did not get... [More]
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