Sam Bradford: The Golden Boy For The Kansas City Chiefs?

Jordan LanningCorrespondent IJanuary 12, 2009

I, as a Chiefs fan, cannot help but look at the upcoming NFL draft.

Sure, there are many different opinions, but I would like to share mine.

I hope most of you guys understand Tyler Thigpen is not the guy to lead this team. With a new General Manager, there is a very slim chance he will be the starter come next fall.

With that being said, we must shift our eyes to Sam Bradford from Oklahoma, and Matthew Stafford from Georgia.

If you want a guy with a huge arm—the prototypical NFL quarterback—then Matthew Stafford is your guy. He threw 25 touchdown passes and just 10 interceptions, while completing 61.4 percent of his passes. At 6'3" and 237 pounds, he has a solid frame.

Stafford though, has been inconsistent and, at times, made plays that made you scratch your head and wonder "what was he thinking?"

The other prime-time quarterback coming out in this draft is Sam Bradford. He put up marvelous numbers at the University of Oklahoma, where he threw 50 touchdown passes with only eight interceptions. He also completed 67.9 percent of his passes. All of his stats are better than Stafford.

Bradford is 6'4" and weighs 218 pounds. He has a good frame, and can put on a couple more pounds of muscle before spring practice.

But while the Chiefs are in desperate need of a quarterback, it's not the only position they're looking to fill through the draft.

The defensive line is sadly lacking. If the Chiefs decided to draft a lineman, it would have to be Brian Orakpo from Texas.

The 11.5 sacks he posted in his senior year are more than the entire Chiefs defense managed this season combined. With four forced fumbles, and 19 tackles for a loss, Orakpo could be a huge difference-maker on Kansas City's line.

However,  if I am the general manager come draft day, I wouldn't be able to keep my eyes off of Sam Bradford.

He is the Heisman Trophy winner, and a complete stud. I'm not saying he is a Joe Montana, but he could turn quit a few heads,and who knows maybe there will be some comparisons.

Bradford is a winner, and we need some of that attitude here in the Chiefs organization. Assuming the Lions don't take Bradford, the Chiefs would be out of their mind not to take the Sooner.

Go Chiefs! I can't wait until draft day.