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2013 NFL Draft Top-5 Quarterbacks: The Case for Bray

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Tyler Bray’s draft stock isn’t high, but it should be. (Photo: Jim Brown, US Presswire)

KCCD Editor: Elliot Dennis

If there’s one guy who doesn’t get the attention from scouts he deserves, it’s Tyler Bray. Two years ago I thought, along with many others, that Bray might be in the running for the 1st overall selection in 2013. Now, obviously, that’s not the case. However he shouldn’t be in the doghouse among NFL scouts and writers that he currently is.

Bray will be attending the combine as a throwing quarterback. For those that don’t know, a “throwing quarterback” at the combine is a quarterback eligible for the draft that is considered a late-round to undrafted free agent prospect. To a guy of Bray’s talent, it’s an insult.


2013 First Round Mock Draft: Elliot Dennis

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012


Geno Smith applaudes the Kansas City Chiefs for selecting him first overall, so do we. (Photo:Tyler Evert)


KCCD Writer: Elliot Dennis

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

The Chiefs were awful this season. The biggest need (by far) is quarterback. With Pioli gone, the new GM will almost certainly use this pick to draft his own guy.

Smith was awesome this season. He completed 71 percent of his passes for 4,004 yards, 40 touchdowns, and only six interceptions. He started the year with monstrous performances but was cooled down against Texas Tech and Kansas State.

The 6-foot-3, 214-pounder has prototypical NFL size for quarterbacks. His skillset is what you look for in a franchise QB. He makes good reads and shows great vision. He has great accuracy, but his arm isn’t “elite” but is very good (but neither was Aaron Rodgers). Smith can also make plays with his feet. The biggest thing he needs to work on is his footwork, but that can be coached.

The Chiefs finally get their man.


Kansas City Chiefs: Eye On The Future

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Tyler Wilson put up big numbers in his matchup with MSU last year. Will he be in the Chiefs first round discussions? (Photo:Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE)

KCCD Editor: Jason Madson

With each passing week, the Chiefs loss totals continue to pile up. Kansas City was competitive in Pittsburgh this past Monday, and according to Romeo Crennel, that’s all you can ask for. You have to wonder what this team could be with a capable QB taking the snaps. This week, we again will focus on the QBs that are nearing the end of their senior seasons.

All the big names are out this week with Tyler Wilson, Matt Barkley, Geno Smith, EJ Manuel, Landry Jones, Mike Glennon, Collin Klein, Zac Dysert and Ryan Nassib. I will guarantee you that one of those passers will be a Chief after the draft, so pay attention. This week I’m headed to Syracuse vs Mizzou in Columbia. I’m a bigger fan of Orange QB Nassib than most, so I am looking forward to watching him closely.

We’ll discuss other positons too, so head inside and enjoy.


Why Matt Barkley Should Be The Chiefs Top Draft Target

Monday, November 12th, 2012

How would you feel about another Trojan taking snaps for Kansas City? (Photo: Hans Gutknecht)

KCCD Contributor: Elliott Dennis

The Kansas City Chiefs are the worst team in the NFL.

The 2 main reasons the Chiefs control this spot are that every quarterback on the roster is horrible and the coaching staff overall is completely inept (Jamaal Charles barely sees the field anymore). If the Chiefs are drafting 1st overall (we can only assume they will be), then Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli are most likely both gone. In my opinion I believe Pioli has done a good job assembling a roster; however, his allegiance to Cassel and coaching hires have ultimately cost him his job.


Kansas City Chiefs: Eye On The Future

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Could this Seminole QB be wearing a different “tomahawk” in 2013? (Photo: Orlando Sentinel)

KCCD Editor: Jason Madson

This week we are going to look at 2 specific positions: Quarterback and Inside Linebacker. These are 2 of the bigger needs on the Chiefs and the 2013 NFL Draft should be loaded at each spot. Like last week I am headed to Columbia, MO to watch the Missouri Tigers. This week the opponent has a few more NFL prospects on the field than last week’s opponent, Vanderbilt. Alabama comes to town with their loaded roster, so expect more than 2 pages worth of notes in that post.

As previously mentioned, we are going to be concentrating on the QBs and ILBs this week, with the exception being the Mizzou/Bama game. Kansas City, besides Pro Bowler Derrick Johnson, isn’t really set at either position for now or in the future. We are going to set the wheels in motion this week. Check out these 13 games and prospects, with an Eye On The Chiefs Future! Let me know who you’re watching this week. We’ll have another open thread that I will be updating throughout the day. Have fun with this and enjoy the football.


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