Alright so what do we know as of this moment about the our Kansas City Chiefs? Look at the depth chart from top to bottom. Look at the record. Look at the stats. Look at the game tape. What do you see?
QB - Matt Cassel's play has been inconsistent with flashes of hope. Overall highly disappointing.
RB - Jackie has shown he can contribute. Slightly inconsistent. But promising especially if paired with a faster more reliable back, aka, Jamal Charles. LeRon has not been as effective as I had hoped but I never truely expected very much out of him.
WR - We have one of the best trios of wideouts in the league in my opinion. We just can't get them the ball.
TE - No help at all.
OL - Started out strong but lately have been iffy.
DL - Changes all around, save for Dorsey, who is still questionable.
LB - Same as DL. Houston shows promise every now and then. Need another ILB and a solid OLB opposite Hali.
DB - The loss of Berry was huge. Carr hasn't been as effective this year. Constantly beat. A pickup at CB to compete with Carr would be nice.
ST - Succop started bad but has been decent so far this year. He is definitely on the hot seat though. Still lacking a solid returner.
So with all that. Who do you take with your first draft pickK?
While I would love to see RGIII in a Chiefs uniform I am almost positive that Pioli will not draft a QB. Cassel will be given another year to prove himself.
I say we go defense. Many will complain that our OL needs immediate improvement. Well I disagree. I say our defense is a more pressing matter. I like these three players.
Manti Te'o/LB/Notre Dame - I like him to be our ILB opposite Johnson. Think Ray Lewis. Not a great pass rusher. But a smart, strong tackler that can cover slower RBs and TEs. Injuries are a concern.
Courtney Upshaw/LB/Alabama - Line him up opposite Hali. Stong and fast. Great Vision. Good motor.
Dontari Poe/DT/Memphis - This one is a stretch for the pick we will probably have. But I think he could be a good NT. He is athletic for his size. Not a great pass rusher but can stuff the run. Raw Talent. Reason I consider him a stretch.
Alright lets hear it.