Post-Draft Review: Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Berry (AP)
Eric Berry (AP)
Senior NFL Reporter
Posted May 21, 2010


The Kansas City Chiefs had various pre-draft needs from both sides of the ball to fill. They couldn't get it all done in one draft, but they did a nice job of filling some of them.

Pre-Draft Needs: OT, G, OLB, TE, WR, CB, S
 

Players Added

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 defensive back.


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 year two.


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.


Post-Draft Needs

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 draft.


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.



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