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Reviewing the draft: Kansas City Chiefs
Junior Siavii, a huge defensive tackle, should make the team better against the run immediately. While he lacks the ability to play sideline to sideline he is not easily moved off of the line of scrimmage and will command double teams. Given that Ryan Sims has reportedly fallen out of favor with Chiefs management Siavii could find a meaningful home in the defensive tackle rotation immediately. Kris Wilson is a very good receiving tight end and could be a playmaker for many teams in the NFL. With Tony Gonzalez on board it is difficult to see where Wilson fits in on this roster. The wide open offense that the Chiefs favor does not include many two tight end sets unless there is a need for extra blockers. Wilson, who could have likely been picked up in the following round and may have been a reach in the second frame. Keyaron Fox gives Kansas City the athletic linebacker that they need. While he projects to the weak side Fox most certainly will find some playing time even if it's as a nickel specialist. Jared Allen offers great size and playmaking ability to the Chiefs defensive end rotation. The small school standout may have a difficult time making the team but should find a home on the practice squad. Sammie Parker and Jeris McIntyre, the teams fourth and sixth round selections respectively, add two young bodies to a rapidly aging corps of wide receivers. McIntyre is more of a possession receiver while Parker is a burner with top speed. Both will be given an opportunity to earn playing time and both should make either the active roster or it's practice squad. Kevin Sampson was unheralded player coming out of Syracuse but shot up draft boards with great post-season workouts. He is a long shot to make the final roster. Kansas City still appears to be a team that is a year away, even following this draft. They must find a way to become tougher defensively and also need a dominant wide receiver to become a complete offense. The four picks spent on the defensive front seven addresses some problem areas though stopping opponents from throwing the ball may still be difficult. The receivers selected by the team are unlikely to contribute as rookies which leaves Kansas City no better off than a year ago. Several puzzling choices makes this draft appear to be a weak one and as for now it is difficult to see how it made Kansas City a better team going into the 2004 season.
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