An aging offensive line that was never replaced in last year’s draft, plus the subtraction of veteran center Casey Weigmann makes offensive line the biggest need for the Chiefs as they get set with the fifth overall pick in the draft.
Offense has to be the main focus for the Chiefs this year. Where do they start? It has to start with the offensive and there are a lot of good ones out there.
Here’s a list of the top offensive lineman that could help the Chiefs:
Branden Albert, 6’6 309, Virginia
Ryan Clady, 6’7 315, Boise State
Jake Long, 6’7 315, Michigan
Jeff Otah, 6’6 340, Pittsburgh
Dwayne Bowe was a great first round pick last year for the Chiefs, but they could still use help at that position. With aging cornerbacks Ty Law, and Patrick Surtain, look for that position to be filled by the third round.
As of now, here’s the pecking order for Kansas City:
Round 1, Pick 5
Round 2, Pick 35
Round 3, Pick 66
Round 4, Pick 105
Round 5, Pick 136 (From Miami)
Round 5, Pick 140
Round 6, Pick 4 170
Round 6, Pick 187
Round 7, Pick 210
Round 7, Pick 239 (From NY Giants)
I say for now, because defensive end Jared Allen who led the NFL with 15 ½ sacks could end up going to Minnesota. He was up there this past weekend, but came away with no contract offer. The Chiefs applied the franchise tag to Allen and if Minnesota offered a contract to Allen and the Chiefs did not match, they would get the Vikings first and second round pick, but their head coach Brad Childress said they would not do that. It’s still possible a trade is being worked out between the Vikings and Chiefs. If that is the case, it opens up more scenarios. Gregory Cox of thefootballexpert.com explains why a deal with get done to give the Chiefs two first round draft picks.
CHIEFS ALL-TIME DRAFTS :
Courtesy of the Chiefs media guide.
FIRST-ROUND TRADES UNDER CHIEFS PRESIDENT CARL PETERSON :
2004 – Obtained Detroit’s 2004 second-round pick (DT Junior Siavii), fourth-round pick (WR Samie Parker) and a fifth-round pick in 2005 in exchange for the Chiefs first-round pick (30th overall).
2003 – Obtained Pittsburgh’s first-round pick (27th overall – RB Larry Johnson), third-round pick (92nd overall – CB Julian Battle) and sixth-round pick (200th overall – subsequently traded to the N.Y. Jets) in exchange for the Chiefs first-round pick (16th overall).
2002 – Obtained Dallas’ first-round pick (sixth overall – DT Ryan Sims) in exchange for the Chiefs first-round pick (8th overall), third-round pick (75th overall) and a sixth-round pick in 2003.
2001 – Obtained QB Trent Green and St. Louis’ fifth-round pick (150th overall – RB Derrick Blaylock) in exchange for the Chiefs first-round pick (12th overall).
1997 – Obtained Houston’s first-round pick (13th overall – TE Tony Gonzalez) and fourth-round pick (110th overall – QB Pat Barnes) in exchange for the Chiefs first-round (18th overall), third-round (81st overall), fourth-round (116th overall) and sixth-round (181st overall) picks.
1995 – Obtained Jacksonville’s first-round pick (31st overall – T Trezelle Jenkins), third-round pick (97th overall – LB Troy Dumas), fourth-round pick (134th overall – QB Steve Stenstrom) and a ’96 fourth-round pick for the Chiefs first-round pick (19th overall).
1993 – Obtained QB Joe Montana, S David Whitmore and San Francisco’s ’94 third-round pick in exchange for the Chiefs first-round pick (18th overall).