I like Jerrell Powe in the 2nd as a NT we need to help Edwards if he comes back.
I also think that the lack of over talented tackles in this years draft will cause us to draft one in the 2nd-4th rounds, someone like Demarcus Love of Arkansas (A Beast, Lots of Playing Experience, High Character, and an excellent run blocker) or Marcus Gilbert of Florida (similar traits to Love just projected in the3rd-4th rnds)
I think that in doing this they will plug them in at RT and Keep Albert at LT and continue to monitor him. Asamoah will replace waters (Replaced both gaurds in games this year and you couldn't even tell a starter was out)
I was one who would have liked to take a WR in the draft as well but just found out that Justin Blackmon from OSU is returning to school, leaving only 3 possible first round receivers, which Green will go in the top 5, so I doubt there will be one worthy of a 1st round pick left when we pick.
So with the 1st round pick.... Possibly LB or NT.... Maybe Greg Jones (LB) of Mich St. (I think they will give Studebaker a shot to replace Vrabel, and allow Sheffield to rotate and develop before investing a high pick on an OLB)
There's also a lot of guys out there in free agency. Who can you guys see us signing?
WR- R.Moss, S.Rice, S.Holmes, B.Edwards, S.Moss, S.Breaston
OL- L.Mankins, R.Kalil
LB- L.Woodley, D.Harris, E.Sims
DB- C.Bailey, N.Asomugha, J.Joseph
Out of the WR's I like Breastin too, or Early Doucett, whichever the Cards don't lock up. Reason- Has played for Haley, he will know what his is getting. I also think this will be addressed in the Draft
OL- I thought Mankins signed and extension?? I do know that Matt Light is a FA and have heard he is on his was out of NE, they might bring him in for some depth.
LB's- I think we will Not sign and big name FA's at the LB position. One name to keep and eye on is D'Qwell Jackson, he is a FA LB from CLE. He has been on IR this season but had 154 tackle in 09. Pretty sure he was drafted by Crennell (Not positive though) so he may have a history with him. Also may not be likely to stay in Cleveland due to being on IR this season and with the new coach being Offensive minded, might not look into keeping him.
And the Secondary, I love the idea of Bailey coming to KC. He had spoke about wanting to convert to Safety if he left Denver to prolong his career which would be where we would need him. Could you image that amount of knowledge and experience coaching up our young talented secondary?? That's dangerous! He could take McGraw's spot and rotate with Lewis and FS
Last year the Chiefs seemed to use a BPA strategy and it served us very well IMO.
Randy Moss? No. What for? He hasn't wanted to play for a while now. I can't see him getting a renewed love for the game anytime soon.
As for using our top pick on a OLB, we ranked tenth in The NFL in Sacks.
While it would be a great luxury to have a second pass-rushing threat, the need is far from as desperate as the WR position, at least IMO.
I have been all for it because Albert has been, at best, "close to being good" as a LOT, but clearly has the skills to be an outstanding OG.
He was the number one OG on about every draft board, but was an experiment, and a reach, as a LOT.
This year, unless we are lucky enough to get a player to drop down to 21st, we are stuck with continuing to waste our best OG , while leaving our LOT position to an experiment that, after three years, has likely shown what it has to offer.
But then, there's always the possibility of filling the position with a trade or surprise FA.