Nose tackle was EASILY the biggest need for this team... as it has been since they switched to the 3-4 defense.
And for those of you who thought we should have taken DeCastro, last night should have proven something to you... YOU DON'T TAKE OGs EARLY IN THE FIRST ROUND. Very few OGs get taken in the first round EVER. The fact that DeCastro was taken in the first at all is an AMAZING accomplishment. OGs early in the first are wasted value picks. The Chiefs will probably have a VERY good OL fall in their lap tonight and they didn't need to spend the #11 pick on him.
The difference between the #1NT and the #2NT is MUCH greater than the difference between the #1 OG and even the #5 OG.
There are more teams running the 3-4 defense now than not and the Chiefs landed the best NT prospect in this draft before any of the perennially great defenses like PIT, BAL, NE, etc. had a chance to.
There are going to be some GREAT OL players available for the Chiefs in round 2. However, if Lilja is coming back and they're happy with Hudson at center, don't expect the Chiefs to pull the trigger for an OL in round 2.
I've had a feeling all week that the Chiefs are gonna go WR in the first 3 rounds. It could be tonight.
It's a good pick. I think people just fell in love with the DeCastro idea.
I've always said I didn't want the Chiefs to take him, but now that he's here...
Dontari Poe has lived through tough time to reach the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN . Might as well embrace it.
People are complaining because Poe was an average player while in the conference USA. There was no talk of him going first round until the combine. Now tell me, why does his combine numbers shoot you from round 3 to round 1? The last guy to shoot up like that because of combine numbers was Vernon Gloston. Poe was just as big, strong and athletic in college where he did not dominate, why would we think that would change when he gets to the NFL? He was not the top NT on Kiper or McShay's board and before the draft they even said he'd be a 3-4 DE because he's too soft for NT. Poe and Ngata should never be mentioned together because Ngata was a dominate force in college unlike Poe. Ngata didn't come to the NFL only on pure "potential" like . PS: Round 4 we take Poe's polar opposite Jared Crick, not the physical freak but hard nosed productive player with a nonstop motor