But Peter Schrager, an analyst for Fox Sports and the NFL Network, thinks the Chiefs got a steal by picking Pacheco. On Thursday, “Good Morning Football,” Schrager and Tom Pelissero shared their favorite late draft picks/undrafted free agent signings “If you haven’t seen Pacheco play, he’s one of the hottest running backs explosives of this repechage, somehow falls on the seventh round at the Kansas City Chiefs“said Schrager.
“What I love about this kid is his story, an incredible story where he lost two different siblings in awful and heinous situations. He lost both his brother and his sister. He continues the tradition of his whole family.” Pacheco wears that with the name on his shirt but he wears a whole city, a whole family and I loved watching him play at Rutgers, and the fact that he’s now on the big stage, I couldn’t be happier for him to go to the Chiefs. Awesome kid, awesome story, and I think he could have an immediate impact on Day 1 for the Kansas City Chiefs out of their backfield.
While appearing on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Reid shares the message he told Alex Smith after the Chiefs drafted Patrick Mahomes. He claims: “I said to Alex, ‘Go out and have the best year you’ve ever had. You don’t have to teach Patrick. We’re here to do that as coaches.’ one of the league’s greatest coaches backs Ryan Tannehill.
6. What is the most impactful selection outside of the first round?
Edwards: Skyy Moore, WR, West Michigan – “If this is a long-term question, then I’m very intrigued by USC rusher Drake Jackson’s landing with Kris Kocurek in San Francisco. He’s a young player who hasn’t been released to attack the quarterback, which seems to be his strongest trait. Instead, I’m going to focus more on the present and say Moore. There are plenty of mouths to feed in this offense, but Moore is the most dynamic player on this list. With his background, Patrick Mahomes should be able to trust him early and that will lead to yards after catching opportunities in Andy Reid’s offense.
Kansas City Chiefs: Bryan Cook, S
Round 2, No. 62 overall | College: Cincinnati
It’s hard to fault Kansas City’s draft when it had some of my favorite picks in George Karlaftis, Skyy Moore and Darian Kinnard. General manager Brett Veach did well to complement the defensive side of the ball with five of the team’s first six selections, but Cook didn’t carry that level of value for me.
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BYR: With their division rivals making a lot more noise than the Chiefs in free agency, the pressure was on Kansas City to make good use of the rich collection of project capital it had this year after separated from Tyreek Hill. General manager Brett Veach and head coach Andy Reid did not disappoint. I identified receiver, point carrier and cornerback as their three biggest needs to get into the draft, and they approached those positions with their top three picks, finding solid value with each pick. There were a few twists when McDuffie’s arm was under 30 inches at the NFL Scouting Combine, but a few NFL.com draft experts didn’t sour him: Daniel Jeremiah called him one of the most sure of the draft and Lance Zierlein compared him for Packers Pro-Bowl CB Jaire Alexandre. Sign me up for this. Jeremiah’s comp for Karlaftis is Ryan Kerrigan, another former Boilermaker and a guy who consistently churned out double-digit bags in his early years. Karlaftis isn’t considered the greatest playmaker against the run, but there’s no doubting his engine and he’s there to tackle passers anyway. On Day 2, finding Moore waiting for them at No. 54 was a bit of a surprise and a major boon for Kansas City. NFL Network analysis expert Cynthia Frelund picked Moore as the top value pick in Rounds 2-3. The Chiefs added three more potential future starters on defense before the end of the fourth round, catching a few hard-hitting executor types in Cook and Chenal and a long turn with good instincts in Williams. Don’t sleep on the Chiefs’ seventh-round RB, either. Pacheco is an all-gas racer with no brakes. All in all, it was a great draft weekend for a team looking to fend off some very hungry challengers to the AFC West throne.
“He’s working hard to understand it, not just within himself, but he’s working hard to be able to communicate it to the players so that we understand it better,” Burton explained. “I think that’s one of his strengths, that he makes it very easy for us to understand. Whether it’s the running game, the passing game, the protection game – all of this is communicated to us extremely well by Greg. This then allows us to go and play fast, which makes our group better.
Having been a former player himself, Lewis is able to relate to his players on a different level. This already gives him a small advantage in communication.
“He was a player himself,” Burton said. “So he has that side of him that he can bring to us and (use) to help us. He’s been in our shoes before, which is just another addition that makes him such a great coach. I can’t talk about him enough. It’s been an amazing experience playing for him so far.
We waived C Austin Reiter.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 6, 2022
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1. Russell Wilson, 2022 MVP
I’m Team Russ. Always have been. Will always be. Guys like that don’t get treated to their prime. And make no mistake, it’s still in its prime. It’s the best cast he’s had around him in a long time. He is a coach who will be the opposite of Pete Carroll and who will distort everything in favor of the passing game. It’s time to go. They have speed. They have big goals. They will have a program that has worked wonderfully well in Green Bay and with the LA Rams, among others. I see Denver as a very real factor in a busy AFC, and Russ is going to have his cookies.
Dan Ventrelle, whose abrupt departure as Las Vegas Raiders team president was announced in a statement by owner Mark Davis on Friday, released his own statement later alleging he was fired in retaliation for raised concerns among several employees about hostile working conditions within the organization. the NFL.
“I take this responsibility very seriously, which is why multiple written complaints from employees that Mark [Davis] created a hostile work environment and engaged in other potential misconduct has caused me serious concern,” Ventrelle said in a statement to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “When Mark was confronted with these issues he was dismissive and failed to show the level of justified concern.
“Shortly thereafter, I was terminated in retaliation for raising these concerns. I stand firm in my decision to raise these issues to protect the organization and its employees.
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Walder says that “it is important to evaluate trades [separately] among the players selected at these locations. I totally to disagree.
I would say that any trade on draft day (and in fact, almost any exchange) cannot be separated from the player the team wants to acquire with the highest pick. Otherwise, why would a team make a trade in the first place?
So in this case, the real question is on whether the Chiefs paid too high a price to acquire Trent McDuffie – which is not even mentioned in Walder’s article.
According to our consensus ranking of potential projects for 2022, Washington’s corner was the highest-ranked player in his position. Since then, Kansas City general manager Brett Veach has acknowledged that McDuffie was one of 16–18 players the Chiefs had a first-round rating on.
Given the opportunity to do so, Veach did do not identify point carrier George Karlaftis – the player they selected with the 30th pick – as one of those 18 players. It is also likely that state of florida edge rusher Jermaine Johnson II – then the highest-ranked EDGE – was also do not among players Kansas City had ranked as first-round prospects. Otherwise, the Chiefs likely would have taken Johnson (instead of McDuffie) with the 21st pick. The same could be said for Florida cornerback Kaiir Elam.
A tweet to make you think
I see a process with second-choice WR Skyy Moore, the same as it was sort of with Tyreek Hill. Yes, having an impact in the first year and being part of the attack, but they are in an environment that allows these players to develop and grow year after year. My report on @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/0zqWOa7GLM
—James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) May 6, 2022