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Diontae Johnson has quickly become a top target for Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson has become a top target for Ben Roethlisberger. What has led to his success early in 2020? The Pittsburgh Steelers came into the 2020 season with several questions on offense as Ben Roethlisberger returned from injury. Not only were there questions about what Big Ben would look like following the injury and given his age, but questions around the playmakers he had at his disposal as well. JuJu Smith-Schuster looked to take over as the primary t

D.J. Moore is poised for an even bigger 2020 season

The Carolina Panthers entered a rebuilding phase over the offseason, and it began with the hire of head coach Matt Rhule. As a coach taking over a new team, the first thing to look at is what players fit what you want to incorporate on offense and defense—finding those players that will become building blocks for your franchise. While many will point to running back Christian McCaffrey as the obvious weapon on offense, another player is a crucial weapon for the Panthers. That would be wide rece

Jerry Jeudy projects to have immediate success despite COVID-19 offseason

Projecting the production of rookies is a challenging task. Adjusting from college to the NFL is different for each player. Add to the fact that COVID-19 eliminated all offseason activities that help rookies get acclimated before the season, and it can be even more difficult for a rookie to produce right away. If there's one player who can still step in right away and succeed, it's Denver Broncos wide receiver . The Broncos have made it a point to surround with as much talent as possible to giv

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How does Le’Veon Bell’s addition to Chiefs affect Clyde Edwards-Helaire?

With the addition of running back Le’Veon Bell, what changes are coming to the Kansas City Chiefs backfield moving forward? The New York Jets released running back Le’Veon Bell last Tuesday evening. Over the next 48 hours, rumors were circulating on where Bell would sign. Three teams were on the table between the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, and the Buffalo Bills. On Thursday morning, the Bills were eliminated from that list. Later that evening, Bell signed a one-year deal with the Chief

Can the Chiefs defense recover in Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills?

Known for limiting big plays, the Kansas City Chiefs failed to live up to their reputation in Week 5. Can they get back on track for the Buffalo Bills? The amount of obstacles the Kansas City Chiefs secondary has overcome this season is remarkable. Bashaud Breeland was suspended for the first four games. Charvarius Ward left the game early in Week 1 with a fractured hand. L’Jarius Sneed left the Week 3 game early with a collarbone injury. Yet, the secondary continued to put up good performances

Can Mecole Hardman take advantage of Sammy Watkins absence with Chiefs?

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins is expected to miss several weeks with a hamstring injury. Who will step up in his absence? After a hot start in Week 5 against the Las Vegas Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs offense struggled to put anything together in the second half. One of those struggles was the loss of wide receiver Sammy Watkins late in the second quarter. Losing Watkins to a hamstring injury left the offense without a dominant “X” receiver to move the ball or take the press

The Chiefs secondary has overcome several early season hurdles

In the first quarter of the season, the Kansas City Chiefs secondary has seen several obstacles. How have they overcome those them? Another offseason came and went where the Kansas City Chiefs decided not to invest nearly as much in the cornerback position as many fans hoped. Whether that be through free agency or the NFL Draft, the Chiefs chose not to pour too much money or draft capital into the position. The result left fans concerned about the group heading into another year. That concern

How the Tennessee Titans breaking COVID-19 protocols affects the Chiefs

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 20: A helmet of the Tennessee Titans rests on the sideline during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) The Tennessee Titans could miss a second consecutive game in Week 5 due to COVID-19. How does that affect the Kansas City Chiefs? We knew it was a matter of time before the NFL would have to deal with its first COVID-19-related issue. While most of the

Can the Chiefs turn things around against the Ravens?

The Kansas City Chiefs struggled on both sides of the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers. Will those struggles carry over against the Baltimore Ravens? For a game in which most of the country expected a blowout win, the Los Angeles Chargers challenged the Kansas City Chiefs until the very end in Week 2. Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert made his NFL debut last-minute and showcased why he is the quarterback whoshould be starting for Los Angeles. However, Herbert was not a stand-alone reason w

Can the Chiefs rely on young cornerbacks to fill in for Bashaud Breeland?

The Kansas City Chiefs will be without cornerback Bashaud Breeland for the first four weeks. What does the defense look like without him? As the season draws closer, the Kansas City Chiefs will submit their final roster on Saturday and play their first regular-season game against the Houston Texans next Thursday night. Unfortunately, the defense will be without cornerback Bashaud Breeland for the first four weeks of the season with a suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Chiefs training camp: The five biggest questions facing Kansas City

As the Kansas City Chiefs begin training camp, we take a look at the top 5 questions surrounding the team after an unusual offseason. For the first time in 50 years, the Kansas City Chiefs open training camp as Super Bowl champions. That’s not the only difference in terms of the upcoming season. After an offseason spent fighting a global pandemic, the NFL is still figuring out how things will function going forward. With offseason programs canceled, the Chiefs are now in training camp. Only thi

Byron Pringle is in line for a larger role for Kansas City Chiefs

What will Byron Pringle’s role be in the Chiefs offense in 2020? The Kansas City Chiefs have arguably the best wide receiver room in the NFL. Not only do they have players like Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins leading the way as the top two options, but there is also plenty of depth at the position with exceptional potential. Mecole Hardman enters his second season and looks to be the new third weapon in the offense come 2020. That still leaves players like Byron Pringle, who could see their stock

What should the Kansas City Chiefs expect from Khalen Saunders in year two?

Khalen Saunders made good strides during the 2019 season. Could he provide more for the Kansas City Chiefs in his second year? At the beginning of the 2019 season, Khalen Saunders was a development project along the defensive line. It appeared as if the Kansas City Chiefs planned for his rookie year to sit and develop, and through the first four weeks of the season, Saunders had zero snaps. Injuries to Chris Jones and Xavier Williams sent Saunders onto the field for the first time in Week 5, a

Where does the KC Chiefs offensive line rank headed into 2020?

The Kansas City Chiefs ranked higher than some might think in PFF’s offensive line rankings. The Kansas City Chiefs offensive line had its fair share of struggles throughout the 2019 season. Injuries were the biggest culprit as several starters missed time during the regular season. Left tackle Eric Fisher was the first to miss time after suffering a groin injury during practice before Week 2. He attempted to play the opening drive against the Oakland Raiders Week 2, but would only last four s

AFC Contenders who could challenge the KC Chiefs in the playoffs

Which AFC teams could challenge the Kansas City Chiefs come January? As the Kansas City Chiefs look to “run it back” in 2020, there are several teams poised to take a step forward in the AFC. While the conference looked weak in 2019, that’s not the case in 2020. Of course, things looking good on paper don’t always pan out when it comes time to win games. Just look at the Cleveland Browns leading up to the 2019 season. Following the change to the playoff structure, there will now be seven playo

Juan Thornhill is a key building block on the Chiefs defense

Juan Thornhill became an instant building block for the Chiefs in 2019. During the 2019 offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs set out to overhaul the defensive side of the ball with new personnel and coaching staff. After hiring Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator, the team signed veteran safety Tyrann Mathieu right away in free agency. Finding leadership for the defensive side of the ball was crucial early in the offseason, and Mathieu took the job and earned respect at the position early on.

Ranking the KC Chiefs’ most impactful additions from 2019

The top five impactful additions from the Chiefs Super Bowl season. Following the loss to the New England Patriots in the 2018 AFC Championship, the Kansas City Chiefs knew that several changes needed to be made. The defense was the primary focus once again during the offseason, and the first order of business would be moving on from defensive coordinator Bob Sutton and most of the position coaches on defense. The Chiefs brought in Steve Spagnuolo to take over as the defensive coordinator in 2

Can Mecole Hardman be more than a deep threat in 2020?

Mecole Hardman had an electric rookie season as a receiver and returner on special teams, but what should we expect for 2020? The Kansas City Chiefs selected Georgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman with their first selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. At the time, many believed that he was a replacement for Tyreek Hill, given the drama that surfaced right before the draft. Instead, the Chiefs have been grooming Hardman to become another explosive weapon for quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Coming out of

Can the Kansas City Chiefs get the most out of Taco Charlton?

Defensive end Taco Charlton has struggled to maximize his potential in the NFL. Could the Kansas City Chiefs be the team to help him realize it? The Kansas City Chiefs decided to sign fourth-year defensive end Taco Charlton late Friday night. Charlton is set to play for his third team in the last three years, and given that two teams with needs on defense have released him, there are some question marks. A first-round pick in 2017 by the Dallas Cowboys, Charlton’s attitude and consistency have

Kansas City Chiefs draft class earns subpar grade from NFL’s website

The Kansas City Chiefs 2020 NFL Draft Class has received mixed reviews over the last week. One had the class ranking in the bottom third of the NFL. Over the past week, national NFL analysts have been grading every draft class. Gennaro Filice and Dan Parr of NFL.com put out their grades on each draft class and ranked them on Friday evening. In their rankings, the Kansas City Chiefs draft class ranked 24th in the NFL. Now, most of you might be thinking this would be about the organization picki

Why the Chiefs should sign free agent cornerback Prince Amukamara

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Prince Amukamara #20 of the Chicago Bears warms up prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 16, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Chicago 20-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Kansas City has neglected the cornerback position this offseason. Should the Chiefs make a move for free agent cornerback Prince Amukamara? The free agency frenzy and 2020 NFL Draft are over, but the Kansas City Chiefs still have some deci

KC Chiefs undrafted free agent class ranks second in NFL

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 18: Defensive back Javaris Davis #13 of the Auburn Tigers celebrates after a big play during their game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) The Kansas City Chiefs continue their post-draft success with another remarkable haul of undrafted free agents, which ranked second in the NFL. Last year, Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach put together a great draft cla

L’Jarius Sneed brings more than just speed to the Chiefs secondary

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 01: Defensive back L'Jarius Sneed of Louisiana Tech runs the 40-yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) The Kansas City Chiefs selected L’Jarius Sneed, a defensive back out of Louisiana Tech in the fourth round. What will he bring the Chiefs secondary? The Kansas City Chiefs entered the 2020 offseason with only two cornerbacks left on the roster. With only Charvarius Ward a
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Travis Steffen's 2020 NFL Draft Positional Rankings: Tight Ends

With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, Travis Steffen takes a look at the tight end class, ranking this year’s top prospects at the position. The 2019 NFL Draft featured star talented tight ends. Eight tight ends went in the first two days of the draft last year, two in the first round. That’s not the case with the 2020 NFL Draft class. Unlike 2019, the 2020 class doesn’t have that do it all tight end while some players could develop into that “prototypical role,” there aren’t any nea

Travis Steffen's 2020 NFL Draft Positional Rankings: Wide Receivers

With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, Travis Steffen takes a look at the wide receiver class, ranking this year’s top prospects at the position. The wide receiver group in the 2020 NFL Draft has been a hot topic over the last year. Not only is the top of the class have several names that are worthy of early to mid-first-round selections, but the class is deep. When discussing the best wide receiver classes to enter the NFL, the years 2004 and 2014 come to mind. Both classes brought s

Travis Steffen's 2020 NFL Draft Positional Rankings: Running Backs

With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, Travis Steffen takes a look at the running back class, ranking this year’s top prospects at the position. The 2020 NFL Draft is loaded at the running back position. Even with names like Travis Etienne, Chuba Hubbard, and Najee Harris returning to school. All three of those running backs would have been early Day 2 backs most likely on any given year. Given the value of running backs in recent years, the loaded running back class, and the top-hea

Detroit Lions sign linebacker Reggie Ragland to help improve run defense

The Detroit Lions continue to bring in pieces for the second level of Matt Patricia’s defense. The team agreed to terms with linebacker Reggie Ragland. It continues to be a busy offseason for the Detroit Lions. One position group that the organization seems fixated on in 2020 is the off-ball linebackers. Detroit kicked off free agency by signing linebacker Jamie Collins to a three-year, $30 million contract. It’s yet another piece brought over from the New England Patriots. On Friday morning, t

Kansas City Chiefs: Departing free agents that remain on the open market

Kansas City Chiefs: Departing free agents that remain on the open market It’s been one week since free agency opened, and there are still several former Kansas City Chiefs players remaining on the market. The first wave of free agency shook up the league with significant moves left and right. Coming off of a Super Bowl victory, it was expected for the Kansas City Chiefs to be losing players in free agency. Contracts expire, and players leave every season. What makes 2020 unique is the fact tha

Travis Steffen's 2020 NFL Draft Positional Rankings: Quarterbacks

The 2020 NFL Draft is full of potential at the quarterback position. Travis Steffen breaks down his top ten quarterbacks, and what they project to become. The 2020 NFL Draft could likely see four quarterbacks going in the first round. At the beginning of the 2019 season, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was the name that everyone was talking about. Due to his season-ending hip injury and the emergence of Joe Burrow in LSU’s historic offense, that has likely changed. Burrow has been labeled th

Denver Broncos sign tight end Nick Vannett on a two-year deal

The Denver Broncos have signed tight end Nick Vannett to a two-year deal. He will bring run blocking to the backup tight end position for Denver. The Denver Broncos expanded their tight end room by signing tight end, Nick Vannett. The former third-round pick will join 2019 first-round pick Noah Fant, Jeff Heuerman, Troy Fumagalli, and Jake Butt in Denver. Signing Vannett likely pushes Heuerman off the roster saving the Broncos $3,750,000. The Seattle Seahawks traded Vannett to the Pittsburgh St

Quinton Dunbar traded to the Seattle Seahawks for fifth-round pick

Quinton Dunbar traded to the Seattle Seahawks for fifth-round pick Cornerback Quinton Dunbar made it known he wanted a new deal or to be traded. He got it with the Washington Redskins trading him for a fifth-round pick. The Washington Redskins secondary will look quite different in the upcoming season. In February, the organization released cornerback Josh Norman. Washington was quick to address the cornerback position in free agency, bringing back Kendall Fuller. Drafted by the Redskins, Full

Sammy Watkins restructured contract keeps familiar faces in Kansas City

The Kansas City Chiefs and Sammy Watkins agreed on a restructured contract for 2020. It keeps another familiar face on offense in a short offseason. One of the moves that everyone in Kansas City has been waiting for has finally happened. While most of us were sleeping, the Kansas City Chiefs made a deal with Sammy Watkins, restructuring his contract in 2020. Watkins’ former contract would have been a $21 million cap hit in 2020. Even the biggest supporters for Watkins couldn’t justify paying th

Kansas City Chiefs re-sign wide receiver Demarcus Robinson

The Kansas City Chiefs are bringing back wide receiver Demarcus Robinson on a one year deal. What does that mean for Kansas City? Outside of bringing back a couple of players and signing some depth, the Kansas City Chiefs have been quiet during the free agency frenzy. The Chiefs elected to bring back wide receiver Demarcus Robinson on Saturday afternoon to continue that trend. Demarcus Robinson remained as one of the better receivers still left on the market. Amari Cooper, Robby Anderson, and
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