Chiefs Coach Wanted Russell Okung

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley and GM Scott Pioli made it clear they knew for a while that Tennessee safety Eric Berry was the right fit for their team.  But according to the Tacoma News Tribune (via Bob Gretz), offensive line coach Bill Muir wanted the Chiefs to select OT Russell Okung. The […]

SI’s Don Banks: It’s Russell Okung

No one knows what will happen tonight, but most agree that the Redskins could provide the first wrinkle at No. 4.  SI’s Don Banks, in his final mock draft, believes that will do just that by selecting Oklahoma OT Trent Williams, leaving the Chiefs their choice of Russell Okung or Eric Berry. 5. Kansas City […]

Chiefs Are On The Clock

The NFL Draft is less than two weeks away and the top is starting to solidify.  The top 4, anyways.  The Kansas City Star’s Adam Teicher caught up with Mel Kiper who sees the Chiefs as being the first question mark. “I do think the first four are pretty much set,” Kiper said.  “The only […]

Russell Okung Meeting With Chiefs Today

After meeting with Eric Berry yesterday, the Chiefs are following that up with OT Russell Okung, according to’s Bill Williamson. It is not a surprise Kansas City is spending time with Okung and Berry.  Both are expected to be seriously considered by the Chiefs if they are available at No. 5, where the Chiefs […]

Fanball Sports Network Mock Draft

The fine folks at the Fanball Sports Network — where I am a contributor — are conducting their first annual NFL Mock Draft.  Unlike many mocks out there, these picks are being made by the people that cover the teams on a daily basis and know each franchise inside and out. I have been asked […]

Scouts Inc.: Russell Okung Over Eric Berry

Scouts Inc.’s Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft on  While the player he projects to the Chiefs isn’t a surprise, who they pass to take him most certainly is. 5 – Kansas City Chiefs – Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State Berry could make a huge impact in the Chiefs’ secondary as well, […]

Kiper Stuck On Okung

ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper put together a mailbag this weekend and a Chiefs fan wondered if Kansas City would look at a defensive player like Eric Berry or Joe Haden instead of an offensive lineman. There’s no question that free safety is a position of need for the Chiefs, but this team has needs […]

SI Mock: Okung To Chiefs; New Tebow Theory

Last week ESPN’s Mel Kiper released his first mock draft of the year and had the Chiefs selecting OT Russell Okung from Oklahoma St.  Today,’s Don Banks gives the first round a shot and has a familiar pick for Kansas City.  He does, however, include a new landing spot for a player the Chiefs […]

Draft: Kiper Projects Russell Okung To Chiefs

In his first mock draft of the season, ESPN’s Mel Kiper projects the Kansas City Chiefs will select Oklahoma St. OT Russell Okung. I think the Chiefs could use help at safety as well, but Berry likely won’t fall this far, and they’d be reaching on either of the two other safeties with first-round grades.  […]

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