In 2013, information overload was the second-leading killer of American smartphones, particularly those of Kansas City Chiefs fans.
It overthrew drunken cannonballs for the No. 1 spot last week.
The Sunday before last, it took Richard Sherman all of 15 seconds to turn Twitter into a 140-character suggestion box. Seattle's All-Pro set his stardom ablaze, kicked his feet up on social media's roundtable and watched the sparks fly.
Fast-forward to the following Saturday, and Chiefs fans, knowing that Kansas City doesn't have a second-round pick (as of now), surveyed the mid- to late-round talent show that is known as the Senior Bowl. They then saw Alex Smith spearhead a game-winning Pro Bowl drive, while Derrick Johnson added the game's defensive MVP award to his resume.
And then there's the parade of Peyton Manning storylines that are hyping the buildup for Super Bowl XLVIII.
Due to said events, many an iPhone has bit the digital dust, and football nuts have had the attention span of a cat at a deadmau5 rave. The exception? General managers such as the Chiefs' John Dorsey, who has prepared for the 2014 NFL draft by mining endless amounts of film in hopes of unearthing a late-round gem.
The following eight-pack of prospects should catch the eye of Kansas City's GM.