Pre-Draft Needs: OT, G, OLB, TE, WR, CB, S
Round 1-Eric Berry/S - The Chiefs were looking for an impact player for
their secondary, and they got one in Berry. Berry is capable of lining up in a
few areas on the field other than safety where he can provide an impact. It will
be interesting to see how defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel uses the rookie
Round 2-Dexter McCluster/WR - McCluster is not a true receiver--he's
more of a moveable chess piece, who can be a matchup nightmare for defensive
coordinators. The fans will love the small, but speedy jack of all trades RB/WR.
Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis will get a chance to use McCluster in a
variety of ways right off the bat.
Round 2-Javier Arenas/CB - The talented defensive back figures to
compete for the nickel job this season, but he projects to start as early as
Round 3-Jon Asamoah/G - Depth and overall talent at this position is
lacking. Asamoah should be able to challenge for the starting RG right away.
Round 3-Tony Moeaki/TE - He was looked upon by scouts and personnel evaluators
as one of the most complete tight ends available for this year's draft. Moeaki
has a legitimate chance to start if he has a strong preseason and training camp.
Round 5-Kendrick Lewis/S - Lewis should challenge for a roster spot as the
team's fourth safety.
Round 5-Cameron Sheffield/LB - The small school player will transition from DE
to OLB. Sheffield should be able to make their 53-man roster easily based on the
lack of talent at OLB.
Offensive Tackle - Right tackle looks to be an issue again going forward.
Ryan O'Callaghan is probably off as a backup rather than a starter.
Guard - Lilja's level of play for the Colts over past few seasons was up and
down. Starting LG Brian Waters is 33 and may not play much longer. They probably
needed to add one more developmental interior offensive lineman out of this
Outside Linebacker - This position surprisingly wasn't really addressed
significantly in the draft. It's hard to see where they will be able to get a
consistent pass rush from.
Wide Receiver - The depth and speed at this position remains a big issue.