Kansas City Chiefs: 2014 Outside Linebacker Breakdown

As the 2014 NFL regular season drew to a close, the Kansas City Chiefs had a variety of things that the organization intended on improving on in the off-season. From struggles with the receiving core of the Chiefs to inconsistency in the secondary, there is much to develop. However, a strong point that Kansas City has had in their arsenal for the past couple years has been their...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Behind the draft: Dee Ford

I’ll admit to reacting the same way most of Chiefs Kingdom did when they heard Dee Ford’s name called on May 8. I was sitting in El Dorado, Kan. at the sports bar I worked at when it happened. Everyone knew how sure I was Kansas City would pick up a receiver or an offensive lineman because it was all I’d talked about that whole week. Then Chiefs general manager John Dorsey...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Rodney Gardner, Ramik WIlson, Pat Dye, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up.Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Gardner discusses the big hole the Tigers need to fill to replace outside linebacker Dee Ford, who was selected last week by the Kansas City Chiefs as the team's first-round 2014 NFL Draft pick. (The Montgomery Advertiser...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs grab Phillip Gaines with third-round pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs selected defensive back Phillip Gaines from Rice in the third round of the NFL draft Friday night, helping a pass defense that was shredded by Indianapolis in the playoffs. Kansas City was in need of safety help after losing starter Kendrick Lewis in free agency. It is possible that Gaines could ultimately make the switch to that position. "It doesn...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New Chiefs OLB Dee Ford wants 'to be a Hall-of-Famer'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The legend says that Dee Ford once locked himself in a room for six months -- a little chunk at a time, we hope -- and wouldn't come out until he had mastered the keyboards. Mastered it. He was 12 years old. Kid got good. "Crazy good," James Ford Jr., Dee's older brother, said, "within a span of six months. So it took a lot of mental toughness." The Kansas City...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Former Auburn Tiger Dee Ford Get Phone Call From Kansas City Chiefs Telling Him He’s Been Drafted

It’s a special moment that is usually only witnessed by a select few, but thanks to video, we get to experience it, too. Former Auburn defensive end Dee Ford was drafted Thursday evening by the Kansas City Chiefs with the No. 23 selection in the first round of the NFL Draft. Moments before commissioner Roger Goodell announced the selection on the Radio City Music Hall stage in...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hate the pick all you like, but the Chiefs filled a position of need with DE Dee Ford

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Before you throw another brick at the TV, consider this: Dee Ford pressed 225 pounds 29 times at his pro day. He ran a 4.53 in the 40-yard dash. His vertical leap? A cool 35 1/2 inches. At the NFL Scouting Combine, Jadeveon Clowney benched 225 pounds 21 times. Khalil Mack ran a 4.65. Kony Ealy ran a 4.84, benched 225 pounds 22 times and jumped 31 inches. If he...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Concerns About Tamab Hali’s Future With The Chiefs?

  According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, one of the reason why the Chiefs elected to use their No. 23 overall pick on Auburn DE/OLB Dee Ford was because Pro Bowl OLB Tamba Hali weighed in at 284 pounds last Friday. Just for the sake of perspective, that is 20 pounds over his optimal playing weight. Many assumed the Chiefs would use that pick on a receiver like USC’s Marquise Lee...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 1st Round Fantasy Football Impact

After all of the debates and trade rumors, the Houston Texans drafted Jadeveon Clowney with the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Look out Andrew Luck, JJ Watt and Clowney are coming at you two times each season! The St. Louis Rams followed that up with Greg Robinson to protect Sam Bradford, who faces the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks defenses 6...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs draft Auburn DE Dee Ford in first round

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs selected Auburn defensive end Dee Ford with the No. 23 overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, landing a potential replacement for Tamba Hali or Justin Houston. With only one selection in the first two rounds, Kansas City was thought to be trying to trade out of its pick. But general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid wound up...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs select Dee Ford in the first round

The Kansas City Chiefs made their first-round selection on Thursday night, taking Dee Ford out of Auburn. In the coming month, there will be plenty of coverage of the newest member of the Chiefs. But in the meantime, here are five things to know about the 3-4 outside linebacker: 1. Ford was a 3-star recruit out of Odenville, Alabama. He signed to play outside linebacker at Auburn...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dandy dozen: 12 possibilities for the Cardinals at No. 20

A lot can and will happen before the 20th pick in Thursday night's draft rolls around and the Cardinals get to turn in their envelope. But with many directions to turn and no gaping holes that desperately need filling, they're in a fairly enviable position -- one of those teams that can probably point to any number of players still on the board and say that's the guy we want. But...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons focused on offensive line, pass rush as draft nears

The interminable wait is almost over. In a little more than 24 hours, the drama will finally end. Will the Falcons, with the sixth overall pick in the NFL Draft, make the dramatic move to trade up and select South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney or will they stand pat and draft an offensive lineman? In another potential scenario, might they trade up to make sure they get...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What do the Cardinals draft prospects look like?

The Cardinals have been linked to numerous players with the No. 20 pick in Thursday's first round of the NFL Draft. It really could go any way according to the multitude of mock drafts out there. It is worth noting that none of the major mocks had the Bears drafting guard Kyle Long a year ago at No. 20. That's right, none. But that aside, here are highlight videos of the seven prospects...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

When discussing edge rushers, need is strong word for Cardinals

TEMPE, Ariz. -- It's funny how some narratives take on a life all their own, becoming accepted truth. Take the Cardinals' dire need for an edge rusher. Is it really that dire? The Cardinals could certainly use an eventual replacement for defensive tackle Darnell Dockett. Dockett turns 33 this month and his cap hit balloons to $9.8 million in 2015 (the last season of his deal) with...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots on Paper - 2014 Big Board: Loaded Patriots can afford to be creative

New England Patriots' Big BoardWhen considering the needs of the New England Patriots in the 2014 draft, logic dictates that the current roster first be examined and then faulted to determine what the draft offers that your current personnel does not - which is common sense......but do the Patriots really need all that much?  Free agency already addressed a big need and a return...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Houston Texans

Round 1 Pick 25 (S.D.): Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (B) ICON SMI *This draft will include trades. He can play OLB and DE and will do more than replace Antonio Smith. The post 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Houston Texans appeared first on TopSportsReport.
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Day One 49ers Draft Prospects: Dee Ford

Today we will look at another one of the day one NFL draft prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft. The San Francisco 49ers have multiple options that they can consider with the 3oth pick. The Aldon Smith situation could lead to the loss of his services due to a possible league imposed suspension. As a result, the 49ers could end up selecting a pass rusher in the first round. Auburn’s...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn DE/OLB Dee Ford Visiting Falcons Tuesday

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Auburn DE/OLB Dee Ford is visiting the Falcons Tuesday. Ford has also met with the Patriots, Saints, Colts, Texans and Buccaneers. Ford is an explosive athlete who could find himself sneaking into the first round because of his pass-rushing ability. Atlanta’s first two picks are at No. 6 and No. 37, although GM Les Snead is not...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at who Saints are taking with 27th pick in various mock drafts

Figuring out who will still be available at 27 is as big of a guessing game as the lottery, but that doesn’t stop everyone and their grandparents from posting a mock NFL draft on the internet. I am guilty of it too. Because the Saints pick so deep in the first round there isn’t much of a consensus specifically because availability changes so much with each mock. I did want to...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons rumors: Atlanta will draft pass rusher in second round according to draft guru

It's no secret that the Atlanta Falcons need help on both the offensive and defensive lines despite the additions made in free agency. Next up the draft and the Falcons hold the sixth overall pick and have three selections in the first seventy picks in a draft that is according to the experts, the best for many years.Although mock drafts will change over the next few weeks, currently...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Three Options In The NFL Draft

The Atlanta Falcons are about a month away from making their first selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. A lot of things can change in the next month that could affect the decision Atlanta makes. Things can change, but will not change is the Falcon’s dire need for a pass rusher. Finding a guy that can collapse a pocket off the edge should and will be the Falcons number one priority...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Notes: Prospects the Philadelphia Eagles have talked to, Part 6

Welcome back to another round of scouting notes, where we take a look at potential prospects the Eagles could target in the upcoming draft. We’ve been mostly focusing on players the Eagles have met with in some capacity this offseason, but it’s also important to highlight players that have flown under the radar in terms of official contact from the team. In this week’s edition...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Mock Draft with a Twist – Pigskin Paul

Pigskin Paul – Draftnik I am not a big fan of Mock Drafts. I always feel like they are a lot more work than they are worth. With trades and so many front office changes every year the process of putting together an accurate sample Mock Draft seems not only daunting, but highly speculative. And since I do not have inside team contacts it stacks the odds even more against my being...
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Mack Wows, Ford Gets his Chance and Garoppolo Throws on March 4th Pro Days

The Pro Day circuit continues on, with the second day of scheduled Pro Days featuring a handful of big names. Khalil Mack made Buffalo a must-stop on the Pro Day schedule, and put on a 40-time show for scouts there. After not being able to test at the combine, Dee Ford did every drill at Auburn’s Pro Day and certainly didn’t disappoint. And while working out at Northwestern’s...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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