The Rams and Chiefs are victims of good seasons this weekend. Both teams were in the league’s elite last season, winning their divisions and making it to the playoffs. As a result, St. Louis will have the 26th pick and Kansas City gets the 30th pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. The Rams will be without a second round pick, but gets extras in the fourth and seventh rounds, thanks to compensatory picks. St. Louis may have their eye on defensive ends, after losing Grant Wistrom to free agency this off-season. The Chiefs have a picker per round this year and who knows what they’ll do? Last year, they gambled on running back Larry Johnson in the first round after putting up the worst defense in the league in 2002. If the Chiefs feel confident about their ability to get free agents and Gunther Cunningham’s ability to turn the defense around, they could go for another wide receiver or possibly Iowa kicker Nate Kaeding if he’s available.
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