As for Raji, whenever Pioli had a high pick with the Pats he always used it on DL: Seymour, Warren, Wilfork, etc. He spent the pick last year on OJ Mayo, simply because the Pats are stacked on the DL (Ty Warren, Seymour, Jarvis Green, and Wilfork). I don't see him deviating from that in this draft, especially because we don't have any proven 3-4 DL right now. Hell, our 4-3 DL is one of the worst in the league. I think he's going to trade down with a team that wants Curry (Browns are my bet) and pick Raji at 5.
That being said, if we get Curry at 3, it won't exactly break my heart. He's going to be a good/great LB in this league.
Whats all this talk about Beisel being a starter?
Theres a reason we got rid of him.
theres a reason Pats got rid of him.
theres a reason Cards didnt retain him.
Hes not a starter! He was never a starter. Only a backup and special teamer. And thats exactly what he will do here......hopefully.
As we have only two real LBs (Vrabel and DJ), I think Beisel's chances of being a starter for the Chiefs next year are pretty good.
We got rid of Beisel because CP was an idiot, who thought he could get the same production at the LB spot with anyone. Which is why he let guys like Beisel and Kawika Mitchell go and put guys like Pat Thomas and the corpse of Donnie Edwards in their places.
Does that many tackles sound like a starter to you?
Arizona Cardinals Depth Chart
The Pats LBS in the 3-4 were Mcginest, Bruschi , Johnson and Vrabel. You telling me the Beisel started over one of those guys?
No, he backed up one of the ILBs.
Let me put it to you this way. Beisel was a special teamer/backup here. and here is where he had most of his tackles in a season.. at 50 some. Not NE, not Arizona.
Beisel is a backup and will be backing up Vrabel and Curry.....hopefully.
I'd like Holt too, but I don't think there's anything wrong with our WR corp right now.
Slot receiver running short routes - Engram (94 catches 2 years ago)
Intermediate routes & screens - Bowe
Deep threats - Bradley/Franklin.