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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club will host a special NFL Draft Day Party open to the public on Thursday, April 26 at the 810 Zone in Leawood, Kan. The restaurant is located at 4800 W. 119th Street.

"The draft is always a special time of year for our fans as we get to welcome new members to the Chiefs family," President Mark Donovan said. "We are excited to work with our partners at 810 to organize this event and create a fun gathering place for all fans."

Chiefs To Host NFL Draft Party At 810 Zone In Leawood from The Mothership

Assuming the Redskins go QB at No. 2, this will be the 10th consecutive draft in which a team trades up for a quarterback in the first round. And Miami might follow suit. If the 'Fins really want Tannehill to lead their offense, they could use the third-round pick received from the Chicago Bears in the Brandon Marshall trade as part of a package to beat a deal the Chiefs might present to the Vikings (who pick third), Buccaneers (fifth) or Jaguars (seventh).

Tannehill, Blackmon Highlight Potential Draft-Day Trade Targets from

Walter Cherepinsky believes the Chiefs could take Brandon Weeden in the second round to provide the main competition to Matt Cassel for the starting spot. The Oklahoma State star is definitely going to go around that spot or even earlier, and some team will love the experience the 28-year-old will bring.

NFL Mock Draft 2012: Brandon Weeden Makes Sense In Second Round For Chiefs from SBN Kansas City

Although ultra-productive Iowa wide receiver Marvin McNutt hasn't drawn as much buzz as other prospects, the NFL has him firmly on its radar.

The Hawkeyes' all-time leading receiver has met with the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Source: Marvin McNutt Meets With Chiefs, Dolphins, Bengals from

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today announced that the company and its dealers will commit $1.3 million in 2012 to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA, a charitable organization that supports projects in the U.S. to improve the lives of youth through the power of sports, to fund coaches in five U.S. cities - Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Miami and New Orleans...

...The national kickoff and new collaboration begins in Chicago this afternoon with Laureus World Sports Academy Members Dr. Edwin Moses, a two time Olympic gold medalist, and Marcus Allen, Hall of Fame running back for the Los Angeles Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs, visiting Beyond the Ball, an organization that teaches youth about personal and social responsibility through sports.

Mercedes-Benz USA And Dealer Partners Commit $1.3M To Laureus Sport For Good Foundation USA To Fund Coaches In Five U.S. Cities from Market Watch

No player in this year's draft class has Jones' pedigree. One brother is the face of an entire sport. The other, Art Jones, is a defensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens.

Now, it's Chandler's turn. His helicopter, 35½-inch wingspan and active hands stand out most. Jones says he has drawn interest from teams that use 4-3 and 3-4 schemes - he had workouts with the Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars among others. Jones also met with the Green Bay Packers at the scouting combine.

Syracuse Pass Rusher Chandler Jones Employs Martial Plan from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The NFL Draft is roughly two weeks away. The three-day process begins with only the first round on day one of the draft. West Virginia Defensive End Bruce Irvin may hear his name called on that first day...

...The following teams have either brought Irvin in for a visit or are planning to bring him in for a visit. They are the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49'ers, New York Jets, and Houston Texans.

Irvin Could Be First Round Pick from West Virginia Illustrated

There were the tinkerers and there were the sports wonks, who used computers as winning machines. In 1957 in a Revenge of the Nerds-befitting triumph, a physics student named Don Knuth built a program for the IBM 650 to help the 1958 Case Institute of Technology basketball team win the league championship4 Throughout the '70s, IBM sold programs to help scouts compare players and compile reports, and by the end of that decade, the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs were using IBMs to draft teams and organize game strategy.

The Lost Founder Of Baseball Video Games from Grantland