Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 3/25

Chris Chambers

Good morning! Let's see, today is the 25th of March and the NFL Draft is on the 25th of April... Almost there. In the meantime, here is your daily dose of Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

2013 NFL Draft Spotlight - Day 1: EJ Manuel from The Mothership

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The last time the nation saw recently-turned 23-year-old EJ Manuel was on his pro day, on campus in Tallahassee, Florida. Manuel looked sharp during drills and afterwards, he caught up with the NFL Network's Mike Mayock, who lists Manuel as the No. 2-ranked QB in the draft.

Manuel was also very impressive during the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, held February 23-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.

2013 NFL Mock Draft: What If The Chiefs Go defense Up Top? from CBS Sports

In all the previous 2013 NFL Mock Drafts I've done, Kansas City took an offensive lineman, making Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher the No. 1 choice. I'm not alone here; I'd venture a guess that more than 90 percent of the mocks out there have them taking one of those guys.

But something's been nagging on me when it comes to that selection: Andy Reid's penchant for taking defensive lineman early in the first round. While Reid was head coach of the Eagles, Philadelphia used its first-overall pick (12 first-round picks, two second-round picks in total) on a defensive lineman seven times.

Bill Would Extend Insurance For Injured High School Athletes, Like Rocky Clark from The Chicago Tribune

As a former NFL linebacker, Democratic state Sen. Napoleon Harris knows the risks of playing such a hard-hitting sport. As a former high school athlete, he also knows life can change at any time and that life-altering injuries are just one down away.

Now inspired by the case of the late quadriplegic Rasul "Rocky" Clark, Harris has proposed legislation he hopes will ensure that high school athletes with catastrophic injuries will have better medical care.

NFL Mascots Strap On Skis In Lake Louise from The Huffington Post

Skiers visiting Lake Louise ski hill last Friday got to witness one of the most unusual races in the resort's history, as NFL mascots strapped on skis and hit the slalom course...

...Included in the race were Freddie Falcon of the Atlanta Falcons, Sir Purr of the Carolina Panthers, K.C. Wolf of the Kansas City Chiefs...

Chappelear Turns Heads At Pro Day Workout from The Maryville Daily Forum

Chappelear was joined at the workout by Northwest running back/return man Jordan Simmons, kicker Todd Adolf, offensive tackle Rod Williams and wide receiver John Hinchey. Tyler Shaw attended Missouri Western's pro day in St. Joseph.

The Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders were represented at Northwest's pro day.

Amateur Athlete Of The Year Matt Elam Among Honorees At Palm Beach County Sports Hall Of Fame Ceremonyfrom The Palm Beach Post

Matt Elam, a former Dwyer High School star and All-America safety at Florida, was named amateur athlete of the year Sunday night at the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The banquet, held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, honored a class of 10 inductees and several county athletes, coaches and contributors.

Abe Elam accepted the award for his brother, who was in Gainesville preparing for an 8 a.m. Monday workout for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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