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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News: 4/21


Elite Quarterbacks Missing From This Year's NF Draft from KC Star

The Chiefs signaled their thoughts on this year's available college quarterbacks when, despite holding the first overall pick in the NFL Draft, they traded for Alex Smith and signed Chase Daniel.

Their intentions for that pick, at least when it comes to quarterbacks, became clear. This will be the 30th straight draft without the Chiefs selecting a quarterback in the first round.

GM Dorsey: "I Look Froward To The Challenge" from The Mothership

In January, the Kansas City Chiefs introduced John Dorsey as the team's sixth general manager in franchise history. His first comments during that press conference, "I humbly stand here today and I accept the challenges and responsibilities of my duties," Dorsey stated.

Fast forward to April and just days away from leading the Chiefs in his first NFL Draft as a GM, Dorsey is ready to seize the moment.

"Actually, this draft right here, it's a moment that (I've) dreamt about; it's very exciting," Dorsey told me. "I look forward to the challenge that lies ahead. I'm excited."

Draft Spotlight - Day 28: Ezekiel Ansah from The Mothership

Ansah's workouts paid off, bulking up to nearly 270 pounds, earning a prominent role out of preseason camp and later lining up at defensive end in a three-man front, outside linebacker in a four-man front, as well as some snaps at three technique or nose tackle on third downs.

In his one season as a full time starter, Ansah talied 62 total tackles, 13 for a loss, including 4.5 sacks. He added nine pass breakups, one forced fumble, and one INT while lining up as a rush outside linebacker, defense end and defensive tackle.

Kansas City Chiefs Looking Close At No. 1 Pick Choices from

"You still have to give yourself some options," Dorsey said, The Kansas City Star reported. "What you kind of do now is just kind of see how these four guys play and kind of watch the games as they're played. You understand them as people, now watch them play their respective position.

"When the curtain is raised on Thursday, we'll be ready. But right now it's still ongoing and you never know what's going to happen."

Chiefs Still Studying Four Players Who Could Go First Overall from ProFootballTalk

The vast majority of mock drafts have the Chiefs taking Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel first overall. Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher is also an option. It's unclear who the other two players in the Chiefs' Final Four are, but Joeckel and Fisher would seem to be the most likely No. 1 overall picks.

Happy Homecoming from

Record-breaking Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel --- who was on hand for the annual Black and Gold spring game --- has come "home" again after signing a recent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.

"It feels good, it feels really good, just to be back here in God's country," Daniel said with a smile. "I'm settling in. It was a great move for me, both professionally and personally.

"We're ready to win some games."

2013 Pro Days: Florida State's Carradine Works Out Runs 4.93 from CBS Sports

According to a high-ranking league source, Carradine was clocked at 4.93 seconds in the 40-yard dash, a more than respectable time considering that the 6-foot-4, 276-pound pass-rusher injured the knee just under five months ago but slower than the 4.75-4.85-second times first reported by Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Reedy reports there were representatives from 11 teams at the workout, which took place in Cincinnati, Carradine's hometown. The Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers were represented.

Rick Snider: Best Guess? Based On Schedule, Redskins Will Finish 8-8 from The Washington Examiner

Save two vacation days if you're going to the games; you will be getting home from FedExField at 2 a.m. Washington will lose to San Francisco but beat New York to get to 6-6.

The Redskins then will beat perhaps the easiest team on their schedule in a home game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 8. But Washington will lose at Atlanta to fall to 7-7.

Terronnosarus Rex: Cahokia Graduate Will Go High In NFL Draft from The Belleville News-Democrat

Armstead said he's gotten advice on what to expect as a rookie in the NFL from Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Roaf.

"He's a great guy," Armstead said of Roaf, an 11-time Pro Bowl selection as an offensive tackle with the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs. "He has been steering me in the right direction, letting me know what to expect. He's mainly been telling me about life things and the type of distractions that are going to be coming.

"And to make sure I take focus and how to manage my money. Be hungry and be humble. That's pretty much his motto."

NFL Draft: Expect A Big Showing From Big-Time Linemen In NFL Draft from The Associated Press via The Maine Sunday Telegram

Kansas City will begin the selections, and new coach Andy Reid believes there's so much focus on offensive tackles because there's no other clear-cut No. 1 prospect.

"This is what I think: They've been fairly safe picks over the years," Reid said. "So if it comes down to equal here or there, and you have to choose, it might be a fairly safe pick. The percentages, with that position -- you evaluate the success rate with all the positions, you'll come back to the offensive line and say, 'Yeah, that's a fairly safe pick, offensive tackle.' "

Fantasy Notebook: AFC West; Manning Up Faster; Charles Is It from

In Kansas City, it appears things are looking up for Jamaal Charles.


As Associated Press Chiefs beat writer Dave Skretta told the FootballDiehards, it's simple: "There's nobody else on the depth chart."

Youngest Joeckel In Athletic Arlington Family Preparing To Make NFL Draft History from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Competing with my twin brother every single day growing up, probably fighting multiple times a day every day, helped me get to where I am at now," Luke said. "We still fight all of the time. I think it still makes me a better football player every day."

Matt said: "Me and Luke, we're one-on-one. We've always competed in everything. But if anybody else messes with one of us, you've got to deal with both of us. That's the way it's always been."

The twins' tight bond, founded on perpetual efforts in one-upmanship, could soon be put to the ultimate test in terms of bragging rights.

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