Reviewing the draft: Kansas City Chiefs

Reviewing the draft: Kansas City Chiefs

It seems as though the Kansas City organization is on a never-ending search for help on the defensive side of the ball. That was the case again in April's draft and an area the team addressed with many of their selections.

A top cornerback notwithstanding, the Chiefs needed another young defensive end to compliment Jared Allen. They hope Tamba Hali is the answer. Coming off a splendid senior campaign, Hali offers terrific upside and was a fine pick for the organization. The same can be said about Bernard Pollard if he plays to his uppermost level, though round two was early for the hard-hitting strong safety. We felt all along Brodie Croyle was an overrated passer yet considering Kansas City took him in round three, the Chiefs got good value. The rest of the draft offered outstanding value. Only starting one full season in college, Marcus Maxey offers great upside and has first team potential in the NFL. We've always liked Tre' Stallings and feel he is a perfect fit for the Kansas City offense. Jeff Webb has first day size/speed numbers and production yet the receiver also possesses a late round attitude. If he puts it all together the franchise will hit a home run with Webb. Coming off a terrible senior season, Jarrad Page was once a highly rated prospect and worth a seventh round choice. One must wonder why the team selected Page after the earlier choice of Pollard.

Rd

Sel#

Player

Pos.

School

1

20

Tamba Hali

DE

Penn St

2

54

Bernard Pollard

S

Purdue

3

85

Brodie Croyle

QB

Alabama

5

154

Marcus Maxey

CB

Miami (Fl)

6

186

Tre' Stallings

G

Mississippi

6

190

Jeff Webb

WR

San Diego State

7

228

Jarrad Page

S

UCLA

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