Well, give Chiefs GM Scott Piolli and Head Coach Todd Haley credit…
They drafter players in all areas of the Chiefs most needed spots. As with any draft it will be a couple of seasons before we know if this was a good one – maybe a great one.
As we all know the Chiefs receiving group was non-existent.
Other than DBowe we have almost nobody. If The franchise, quarterback Matt Casell is to have any success he will need somebody to throw to. As we saw in the last two games, there really is nobody who counts. Bowe had his moments but by himself can’t get it done. Matt likes to throw the high hard ones so a six foot five wide-out could help in a big way. Jonathan Baldwin will be the new "project" to start with Bowe. You have to like the size of the guy. We haven’t had a really tall wide out, well, ever.
Should be interesting.
In the next four rounds the Chiefs addressed every other major need.
Offensive line, ours is already getting old. So Rodney Hudson may be the new center. Defensive line with Allen Balley out of Miami- he could be a great run stopper. And linebacker, with Justin Houston out of Georgia – clearly the team needs a starter to go with Tamba and DJ.
What this team also really needs is a back up quarterback.
I just don’t see them keeping Brody Croyle. He has no upside. The jury is in and he’s a bust. If Matt’s out we lose. It may be that they plan to go free agent with that position.
I liked the looks of this draft for the Chiefs.
It all sounds pretty good. I expect them to go out and buy a couple other guys. This defense is shaping up to be a good one. They also need a big back to get short yards, we don’t have that spot filled either.
And this year’s schedule is brutal.
Even with an improved team, winning more than say 7 or 8 games is not likely. So once again it’s a building season for KC. I feel, as most do, that 2012/13 has to be the real turn for this football team. If not, fans will want Haley gone. If this team can have a winning season with this year’s foes then we are likely there. At least to go postseason for a few years.
We all know the biggest question: Is Matt really the man?
Hey, he’s already got the name – "The Franchise" – he just needs to live up to it now.