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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 4/22

Good morning! NFL Draft rumors and speculation are flying all over the place. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!


Chiefs May Use Third Day Of NFL Draft To Find Skill Players from KC Star

The club is set at running back with two-time Pro Bowler Jamaal Charles; they've re-signed wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and added Donnie Avery for outside speed; and they've acquired a new starting quarterback in Alex Smith as well as his backup Chase Daniel.

So the fourth through seventh rounds on Saturday will be the time to find a backup to Charles and another receiver to complement Bowe and Avery on the outside and compete with Dexter McCluster and Devon Wylie in the slot. And if one of those draft picks can return kicks, it wouldn't hurt either considering the Chiefs haven't returned a kick for a touchdown since opening night 2010.

Chiefs 2013 Home Schedule Preview from The Mothership

This game also serves as a mark of the new Kansas City Chiefs regime, led by general manager John Dorsey, head coach Andy Reid and his players, including new Chiefs QB Alex Smith.

Coach Reid has said several times how excited he is to be a part of the Sea of Red, which he'll experience from the Chiefs sideline in Week 2.

The Chiefs will be well aware of the Cowboys, especially being a former rival of coach Reid's, during his days with the Eagles. He is 17-11 when facing the Cowboys as a head coach.

Draft Spotlight - Day 29: Lane Johnson from TheMothership

The former honorable-mention all-state QB in Texas began his college career playing limited snaps as the signal-caller for Kilgore Junior College.

Leaving for Oklahoma, Johnson redshirted during his first year in 2009. The following season, he began the season at TE and switched to DE, midway through the season. However, after injuries plagued the Sooners offensive line in 2011, Johnson was sent to help fill the void.

Despite not starting in the season-opener against Tulsa, he started the remaining 12 games of the season at right tackle.

NFL Draft: Running Backs from KC Star

Sleeper: Kenjon Barner, Oregon. Small but a big-play threat.

Chiefs needs: They could use someone to provide injury relief for Jamaal Charles.

Kent State Lineman Josh Klein Hopes To Hear Name In NFL Draft from The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"I've had private workouts with the Patriots, the Jets, the Titans and the Colts after pro day," Klein said last week. "I have visited Kansas City a few weeks ago, then I was in Oakland, and this week I worked out for the Bengals. Kansas City was cool, a good experience, and I really enjoyed it."

Notable And Quotable from The Arlington Citizen-Journal

On April 25, the west Arlington golf course's clubhouse will host a celebration of a different kind: the NFL draft party for Luke Joeckel, the star Texas A&M player and Arlington High School alum who is expected to be drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round.

If it happens as the analyst predict, the offensive tackle would be Arlington's first No. 1 overall pick.

NFL Roundup: Bucs, Revis Reach Agreement from Lindy's Sports

The potential trade of Branden Albert from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Miami Dolphins seems unlikely to happen at the price Albert is seeking.

The Chiefs and Dolphins can probably agree on compensation, with the Dolphins sending a second-round pick to Kansas City. But the Dolphins apparently are unwilling to pay between $8 million and $9 million per year on a long-term deal, which is what Yahoo! Sports reports Albert is seeking.

Gilman Grad Chris Burnett Looking For NFL Shot from The Baltimore Sun

The Gilman graduate has also drawn solid interest from the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.

Burnette was a first-team All-Colonial Athletic Conference selection and a third-team All-American pick last season. He recorded 73 tackles and four sacks with seven tackles for losses and one interception. He finished his career with six blocked kicks.

A four-year starter, Burnette also earned all-academic conference honors.

NFL Mock Draft: Joeckel Gets Nod At No. 1; Cowboys Take DT Richardson from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"I don't know what [new Chiefs coach] Andy [Reid] is going to do, but you're talking about a left tackle who not only won the Outland Award Trophy as a true junior, he played for two different head coaches, two different systems, helped [Ryan] Tannehill become a first-rounder, helped Johnny Manziel

win the Heisman and did it against the best America has to offer in terms of competition," Gruden said.

Mock Draft No. 9: Jets To Address Pass Rush, Bolster Offensive Line from CBS Sports

1. Kansas City Chiefs -- Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M: The Chiefs could make this easy and get a deal done before the draft. Very reliable sources told me don't be surprised if it's Eric Fisher at the top spot. I talked with Joeckel this week and he said he had no idea if the Chiefs were going to take him.

A Peek At The Eagles Draft: Examining The D Line And Linebackers from

The Eagles, as everyone knows, are switching to a different defense under Kelly and defensive coordinator Billy Davis. It's a defense that will combine elements of a 4-3 and a 3-4 alignment, with the perception that, in two years time when the team has the opportunity to get all the pieces in place, it will be mostly a 3-4.

"I would not look at a 3-4 defensive end (early in the draft)," said ESPN draftnik Mel Kiper Jr. "You think about Tyson Jackson of Kansas City, to me you can find those types of players down the road. I would prioritize the pass rusher (or) the cornerback, like Milliner. In this pass-happy league in the NFL, I would go that route over a 3-4 defensive end."

Jackson is a cautionary tale for teams like the Eagles, who are in the process of converting to a 3-4. The Chiefs made the change to a 3-4 in 2009 and picked rush end/linebacker Jackson out of LSU third overall. Since then, he hasn't made more than 40 tackles in a season and has just five career sacks.