Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 4/13

OAKLAND CA - NOVEMBER 07: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs against Tyvon Branch #33 and Ricky Brown #57 of the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 7 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

Dawson, who led the Chiefs to two Super Bowls and was MVP in Kansas City's 23-7 victory over Minnesota in Super Bowl IV, will be presented with his Hometown Hall of Famer plaque during a special ceremony on Thursday, April 19 at the Alliance High School auditorium.

In addition to the plaque, a commemorative Len Dawson "Hometown Hall of Famer" road sign will be on display in the Alliance community.

Hall Of Fame To Honor Len Dawson from The Red Zone

As the NFL draft nears, I'll be running a mock draft for the Chiefs, giving them a player who should reasonably be available to them with each of their eight picks. We'll run backwards, starting today with the second of their two seventh-round draft picks, the 238th pick of the draft.

To help, I've enlisted one of the best draft analysts out there, Shawn Zobel at draftheadquarters.com.

Chiefs Draft Projection: Second Pick Of Seventh Round from KC Star

The key to Kansas City's running game remains the health of Charles' rehabilitated left knee. Charles is on pace to make a full return by training camp, but the ultimate test won't occur until he takes the field and participates in full football activities - explosive bursts, cutting and, of course, contact...

...With that said, the NFL offers a mixed bag when it comes to running backs and ACL rehabilitation. Technology has advanced both treatment and recovery, but each individual situation remains unique.

Chiefs Still Have Room For Backfield Addition from The Mothership

No, the Chiefs aren't that far away. In fact, they won the AFC West only two years ago and were in the middle of a division race last season until quarterback Matt Cassel bowed out.

There is talent on this roster, and the needs aren't widespread. But Cassel must stay in the lineup and return to his error-free play of 2010, while the Chiefs must do a better job defending the run and taking care of the ball.

Or we're looking at another losing season.

Team Draft Needs: Kansas City Chiefs from CBS Sports

Stuart spent several weeks leading up to this day, which was Tuesday, April 10, to do all he could to prepare for this chance. At the private session, he participated in drills and workouts with about 20 other football players at the Chiefs' indoor facility in Kansas City. Stuart, who graduated from Augusta High School in 2008, said he did several typical drills, such as the 40-yard dash, the shuttle, the 3-cone as well as the bench and broad jump.

Former Oriole Works Out With Kansas City Chiefs from The Augusta Gazette

Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City finished 26th against the run, something new coach Romeo Crennel will not allow to happen again. Run-stuffing Luke Kuechly might look great in red.

Breaking Down The NFL Draft's Top Linebackers from USA Today

Many people know Dexter McCluster as No. 22 -- the local great who played for Largo high school, Ole Miss University, and is currently with the Kansas City Chiefs. But this Saturday he is hosting a Youth Football Clinic and will be called "coach".

Former Largo Great And Current NFL Star Dexter McCluster Holding Football Camp This Weekend from BayNews9.com

Poe (6-foot-3 1/9, 339 pounds) has visited with the Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles recently, and is projected to go as high as No. 9 (to the Carolina Panthers) or as low as No. 30 (San Francisco 49ers) in mock drafts released in the past week by NFL.com and NFL Network experts.

Dontari Poe Stands By His Impressive Combine Numbers from NFL.com

According to UH, Stanford Routt, a cornerback with the Kansas City Chiefs has made a significant donation to the school's athletics sports medicine staff to help provide care for student athletes.

Former UH And Current NFL Star Gives Back To His Alma Mater from KTRK ABC 13

For the Chiefs, the 2012 NFL draft is all about depth. With some well-planned moves in free agency, the Chiefs have set themselves up nicely to build depth throughout the entire NFL draft. But finding a gem or two at the tale end of the draft could yield a few surprises.

KC Chiefs Mock Draft: Round 7 Garth Gerhart from Warpaint illustrated

There were 22 teams present at the pro day, including Baltimore Ravens offensive line coach Andy Moeller, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line coach Andy Heck, Atlanta Falcons offensive line coach Pat Hill (the former Fresno State head coach) and Cincinnati Bengals assistant head coach/offensive line coach Paul Alexander.

Another workout was held later for teams to get another look at Glenn and Jones. The Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams each had coaches there to work out those players.

Georgia Linemen Under Close Watch At Pro Day from NFL.com

Two former first-rounders come to mind when considering the contrasting sizes and styles of Coples and Ingram: Jamaal Anderson, the Atlanta Falcons' eighth overall selection in 2007, is reminiscent of Coples; while Tamba Hali, the Kansas City Chiefs' 20th pick in 2006, feels like Ingram. Anderson's size was exactly what scouts look for in an outside pass rusher, while Hali's short arms and 'tweener build gave teams pause in trying to determine his NFL fit. Hali has piled up 53.5 career sacks and forced 23 fumbles, making the Pro Bowl in each of the past two seasons. Meanwhile, Anderson has a grand total of 7.5 career sacks and two forced fumbles and is now playing for his third team after agreeing to a two-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Obviously, my feeling is that Ingram will enjoy the better NFL career.

Who'll Be The Better Pro? Couples vs. Ingram; Branch vs. Mercilus from NFL.com

2008. All five classes from 2007-11 were good, but '08 stands out as slightly superior. Consider that McFadden (selected fourth overall), the Carolina Panthers' Jonathan Stewart (No. 13) and the Pittsburgh Steelers' Rashard Mendenhall (No. 23) were taken in the first round before Tennessee Titans' 2,000-yard man Chris Johnson (No. 24). Matt Forte (No. 44) and Ray Rice (No. 55) deserve to cash in for how much they've delivered as second-rounders. The current Kansas City Chiefs' duo of Jamaal Charles (third round, No. 73) and Peyton Hillis (seventh round, 227th) put the stamp on the class.

Five-Year NFL Draft Review: Adrian, Ahmad and Arian Help To Drive RBs To A-Plus from SportingNews

The Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame will induct four new members on Saturday, April 14, 2012 in the Great Lakes Room of the University Center...

...Maurice Mitchell was a wide receiver on the 1975 NCAA National Championship football team...

...He played in the 1976 North-South Shrine Game and was selected 288th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 11th round of 1977 NFL Draft.

Four Inducted Into Sports Hall Of Fame from The North Wind

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