2014 Draft Spotlight: QB Aaron Murray from The Mothership
We conclude our Draft Spotlight series, which has included statistical looks at pro prospects, who draft analysts think may be available, when the Chiefs pick at #23, by highlighting Georgia Bulldogs QB Aaron Murray.
Chiefs Weekly from The Mothership
This week, the Chiefs Community Caring Team visited Ft. Leavenworth to meet military members and their families.
Chiefs Insider Reid Ferrin took a look at potential draft picks for the Chiefs, including DE Kony Ealy, CB Justin Gilbert and LB C.J. Mosley.
Plus, the Chiefs hosted a recycling drive this weekend at Arrowhead Stadium. Almost 300 fans showed up to help recycle.
Lastly, if you haven't already, download the Chiefs schedule here.
Now, let's check out what the Chiefs have been up to on social media.
KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Play 60 Youth Flag Football Clinic
Chiefs' John Dorsey Embraces Technology To Help In Personnel Decision-Making from KC Star via The Fresno Bee
"I'm an old-school guy," Dorsey said recently. "But I'm also open-minded enough to see if new technology can help make us better."
One of the ways Dorsey has backed up his words is with the use of Decision Lens, an analytics-based software firm based out of Washington, D.C., whose advanced software platform is designed to help the Chiefs' internal decision-makers identify the players who best fit their criteria for what they want at every position.
"It's just another mechanism (we use)," said Dorsey, who also called it a "game changer for identifying and analyzing talent" in a news release provided by the company.
23. Kansas City Chiefs
Projection: Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California - WR Dwayne Bowe can disappear when there's no one else to draw a secondary's attention. The quicker Lee would balance out an attack that can't rely so much on Bowe and will really miss Dexter McCluster.
With Deception Rampant, Pre-NFL Draft Talk Can't Be Trusted from USA Today
"There are certainly more rumors floating around and, like most draft rumors, have no substance to them," Polian says. "But they sound good and people float them and there are more people like you and me in the media business talking about them than ever before and more time to fill. So there's more craziness out there."
That's why Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey goes into a self-imposed media blackout for roughly five weeks before each draft.
"I don't watch TV, I don't listen to the radio and I don't look at news clips," Dorsey says. "So I tune that out. And I do that for a reason - because I don't want to be swayed either way. ... (With) today's social media, information flies so quickly and it's a different era than it was five years ago. There's a lot of stuff floating out there."
Primer: 2014 NFL Draft from Chiefs Spin
The first round is scheduled Thursday at 7 p.m. CT. Each team has 10 minutes to make a selection or engineer a trade in their respective slot.
Friday brings Day Two, scheduled for 6 p.m. CT, where teams have seven minutes for the second round, and then five minutes for the third round.
Saturday concludes the draft, with air time scheduled for 11 a.m. CT, and teams have five minutes to make a selection in each of the final four rounds.
Chiefs Could Be In Market To Trade Picks from The Associated Press via The Examiner
One year after picking first overall, Kansas City will be waiting to No. 23 to make its first selection this year. It's also the only selection the franchise has in the first 86 picks, which is why Dorsey made it clear he's entertaining offers to move down and acquire more.
"A man told me once never to pass up a good player," Dorsey said, "but also if I can acquire some additional picks in a draft that could or could not be deep, I'll do that."
The consensus is this year's draft is deep, further adding to his desire to hoard picks.
What the Chiefs might have in mind for this draft:
Idaho RB Baker Anticipating Late-Round Draft Selection from The Spokesman-Review
Baker has talked to 13 NFL teams since the first of April.
He sees himself as more than an in-between-the-tackles runner in the pros. Last season, Baker led the Vandals with 593 rushing yards and nine TDs (six rushing, three receiving). He was also a reliable pass-catching threat, a skill that he further cemented during his audition in front of scouts on Idaho's pro day.
2014 NFL Draft Team Needs: AFC West from The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Kansas City Chiefs
1. Wide Receiver - Even if they want to be a run-based offense, throwing the ball is still pretty important, especially with Andy Reid as the head coach...
...3. Defensive Lineman - Add Tyson Jackson to the long list of departures for the Kansas City Chiefs. Last year Dontari Poe emerged as a force on the interior of the defensive line, but he needs help on each side.
Confusion And Uncertainty Reign At This NFL Draft from USA Today
"Quarterbacks will be the story of this draft," ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay said. "We get carried away with the quarterbacks every year. But this is a really unique group in that there is no Andrew Luck."
Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey concurs.
"It's like every year, there are positions of extreme strength," Dorsey said. "But what makes it interesting is the marquee positions are the sexy positions - the receivers, the quarterbacks. That's what drives this thing and people are talking about those positions specifically. Because that's why everybody gets all excited."
Head To Head: Chiefs In Need Of Dynamic Quarterback from The K-State Collegian
The blueprint for winning Super Bowls is not a secret. You either have an elite quarterback, or a historically great defense. As of right now, the Kansas City Chiefs have neither. If winning the wildcard and (maybe) competing in a playoff game is the ultimate goal, then the Chief's general manager John Dorsey has put together the perfect squad. If settling for slightly above average is what Kansas City sports fans are all about, then the Chiefs should draft a wide receiver and be content with second in the AFC West. I'm not at all satisfied with that result. I might be in the minority, but I think the Chiefs need a quarterback, and they need one now.
NFL Mock Draft: Who Raiders, 49ers, Others Might Take from The San Jose Mercury News
23. Kansas City Chiefs
The pick: Marqise Lee
Position: Wide receiver
Height/weight: 6-foot/192 pounds
Comment: The Chiefs defense is loaded with consistent playmakers and Pro Bowl players. Coach Andy Reid gets quarterback Alex Smith another receiver to take pressure off No. 1 Dwayne Bowe. Lee also is an outstanding kick returner.
NFL Mock Draft: Draft Day Is Finally Here from The Portage Daily Register
23. Kansas City Chiefs: Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA
The Chiefs lost not one, but two guards in free agency, making it a position of need. Su'a-Filo, who was the Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in the Pac 12 last season, can also play tackle.
2014 NFL Mock Draft: Johnny Manziel's Teammate Goes To The Browns And Cleveland Makes A Deal from The Cleveland Plain Dealer
23. Kansas City Chiefs - Cody Latimer, Wide Receiver, Indiana
The Chiefs have been looking for Dwayne Bowe's complement, with no success. It didn't work with Jonathan Baldwin, and Donnie Avery hasn't shown he can be consistent. Latimer is big, fast and strong. He has excellent hands and would give the Chiefs offense the kind of weapon they need to take the offense to another level.
It's Here! Behold Peter Schrager's Seven-Round Mock Extravaganza from FOX Sports
23. Kansas City Chiefs: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State: If the Chiefs keep this pick and Cooks is still on the board, the DeSean Jackson-like speedster out of Oregon State could be a mighty good fit in Andy Reid's West Coast offense. Cooks broke the record for receptions in a Pac-12 season last year and can play either the slot or outside.
Dave Birkett's NFL Mock Draft 4.0: Perfect 10 For Detroit Lions? from The Detroit Free Press
23. Kansas City Chiefs: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
Kansas City already has one of the game's best strong safeties in Eric Berry, but Clinton-Dix would help a secondary that needs to solve Peyton Manning.
Projected First-Round NFL Draft Picks from The Associated Press via The Winston-Salem Journal
23. Kansas City: Chiefs need to address OL and WR, go line first. G-T Cyrus Kouandijo (Alabama).
Underwood Has 'Good Feeling' Ahead Of NFL Draft from Pantagraph.com
"A lot of teams have reached out to me this week," said Underwood, a two-time finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defender in FCS.
"I think it really helped my stock to get a feel for coaches and have them get a feel for what kind of player and person I am," Underwood said.
John Dudley's NFL First-Round Mock Draft: Clowney Is No. 1 from GoErie.com
23. Kansas City Chiefs: Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia. A QB is a possibility here, but old line coach Andy Reid goes with a bookend tackle for the second straight year.
23. Kansas City Chiefs -- Marqise Lee, WR, USC: The perfect guy in this offense and a great complement to Dwayne Bowe. If Cooks was on the board they might take him instead.
Then sure enough on Monday of draft week, here it comes from some scribe on the east coast.
Headline read: "Chiefs consider drafting a quarterback in the first round."
First of all, that hasn't happened around here in more than 30 years. Anyhow, the headline was fodder for talk radio. Sure enough, to add credence to the report, some guy from Sports Illustrated has the Chiefs picking Teddy Bridgewater in the first round.
That's not going to happen.
My Mock Draft from The Press Democrat
23. Kansas City Chiefs: California Chrome. Eric Berry's desensitization therapy for fear of horses nearly complete.
AFC West's Four-Year Draft Review from ESPN
Best value: Linebacker Justin Houston (third round, 2011). Houston has developed into one of the NFL's best pass-rushers. He has 11 sacks last season despite missing five games because of a dislocated elbow. He is also a solid presence against the run.
Sam was the Defensive Player of the Year in the SEC, the best college football conference in America.
"Measure him by what he can do in the field. Period. After that we don't worry about anything else," said Chiefs Hall of Famer Will Shields about Sam.
2014 NFL Draft: Theme Songs For Every First-Round Pick from The Cleveland Plain Dealer
23. Kansas City: "Ain't No Other Man" - Christina Aguilera
The Chiefs draft seems to be focusing on one man - quarterback Alex Smith. Most analysts have the team drafting a wide receiver to help in the passing game. A few others have the team looking for Smith's replacement.
Draft Update: Robbie Godhigh from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Former Georgia Tech A-back Robbie Godhigh and his agent have had a few NFL teams make contact with them recently to express interest and confirm contact information for the draft weekend. The New York Giants and Kansas City Chiefs are among them.
Students L:earn About Fitness Through Trip from Tiger Media Network
Eight FHSU students and two faculty members visited the Kansas City Chiefs Sports Lab, toured Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs professional football team, and visited Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park that offers "an alternative fitness activity."Sky Zone offers open jumps, a Foam Zone, SkyRobics fitness classes, 3-D Dodgeball and SkySlam basketball dunk courts.