Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 4/8

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Anthony Sherman: UConn Basketball Is Big-Time from The Mothership

The 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship Game lived up to the hype Monday night, with the Connecticut Huskies topping the Kentucky Wildcats, 60-54. One of the many proud members of the Huskies family is Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman, who played fullback for UConn from 2007-2010.

Chiefs Cheerleader Calendar Trip from The Mothership

The week will be jam packed with activities, photo shoots, excursions and community outings. Check back at kcchiefs.com for more photos of the trip and the Chiefs Cheerleaders in St. Lucia.

For more photos and updates, follow the Chiefs Cheerleaders on twitter.

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Cheerleader Calendar Production Day 1

Quiet Chiefs Need Statement In Draft from ESPN

Now that we're entering the third month of the offseason, it's worth making some early assumptions about what has transpired.

The Denver Broncos, for one, look far more dangerous with DeMarcus WareAqib Talib and T.J. Ward joining their defense. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be one of the league's most intriguing teams after a flurry of moves that included the release of cornerback Darrelle Revis and the addition of defensive end Michael Johnson.

Then there are the Kansas City Chiefs. Given how quiet they've been thus far, no team in the league faces more pressure to hit it big when the draft arrives next month.

Chiefs Need Results From 2013 Draft from ESPN

Chadiha writes that if the Chiefs don't find more difference-makers, they're primed to slide backward next season after winning 11 games and making the playoffs last year.

It's impossible to argue with that...

...But with just six picks and only one in the top 86, immediate expectations for this year's draft should be minimal. Because of that, last year's draft is more important to 2014 success for the Chiefs than this year's crop of rookies.

Who Was Chiefs' Last Elite Wide Receiver? from ESPN

Obviously, Tony Gonzalez was one. Perhaps no receiver in history used his body or found soft spots in zones quite like he did.

For this purpose, I'm talking Chiefs wide receivers only. Derrick Alexander? Stephone Paige? Carlos Carson? Otis Taylor? Help me out here. Tweet your thoughts to me (@adamteicher).

Kiper Talks First-Round Wide Receivers from ESPN

"You wish he would have stayed (in college) because he would have been a top 10 pick next year. Now, because he's still a little raw, he could still be there when the Chiefs pick."

Kiper's comments should give pause to the Chiefs. They need a wide receiver, but not to the point where they need to force the pick in the first round. They can get a receiver later in the draft.

Kiper Talks Third-Round Wide Receivers from ESPN

In a blog item posted on Monday, we looked at wide receivers who could be available to the Kansas City Chiefs with their first-round draft pick. But what if the Chiefs go with a different position with that choice? What about their prospects for getting a high-quality receiver with their next pick, in the third round and No. 87 overall?

As ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has indicated this year's is a draft deep in receivers and some good ones will be available that in the middle rounds. He rattled off some of the names to look for.

Offseason Program Countdown: 14 Days from PhiladelphiaEagles.com

In a forgettable 2012 season, the Eagles played with a lead in just 14 percent of their offensive snaps, according to ProFootballFocus.com.  In 2013, the Eagles boosted that number all the way up to 44 percent, the eighth-highest percentage in the league. That increase of 30 percentage points was the second-largest jump in the NFL, behind only the Kansas City Chiefs (an increase of 49 percentage points).

2012 NFL Draft Reset: Patriots Can't Select Chandler Jones, Take Tight End from NESN

11. Kansas City Chiefs: Bobby Wagner, linebacker, Utah State (No. 47) Actual pick: Poe Wagner has been a major part of the Seahawks' success on defense while manning the unit from middle linebacker. He was a second-round steal.

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