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Around the Kingdom: Eric Berry Trade Rumors, QB needs, and Royals struggles

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The countdown to the draft is now underway in NFL cities across America. Kansas City fans are no less anxious than any other fan base, despite only holding 2 picks in the first 3 rounds.

Ben Nielsen points out a strange amount of buzz around a possible Eric Berry trade. He speculates the Chiefs could deal their 3-time pro-bowl safety on draft day.

Berry may not be any more valuable than he is now. Safeties are all the rage after the way Seattle won the Super Bowl this past February. The combination of Earl Thomasand Kam Chancellor are vital to the way the Seahawks play defense, and their defense is why they won the Super Bowl.

With the inflated value of safeties around the league and Berry coming off of his third Pro Bowl in four years, now may be the time to get max return in a trade.

Ben also has a piece about rumors suggesting Kansas City might be in the quarterback market if a top signal-caller falls to their no. 23 pick.

The Royals and their 5 game losing streak is bringing back bad memories of last season’s 4-19 May meltdown. Ed Connealy at Kings of Kauffman demands that they grow up:

The Royals leaders employ a very gentle, coddling culture for the players and themselves, and it has expired in a major way. It’s big boy time.  If the Royals are under .500 on June 1st, it’s time for major changes, starting with their security blanket manager.  It’s time for this team, this entire team, to grow the hell up.  The fan base finally has.

Meanwhile, an equally unhappy, but more analytical, Hunter Samuels also on Kings of Kauffman points out how the Royals lineup has struggled vs. left-handed starters.

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