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The Chiefs' draft picks in the '90s left little to really complain about. Not because they always drafted so well (it took three first-round picks to find a viable offensive tackle in John Tait, after all), but rather, because there weren't any outstanding players right around the corner as a more reasonable selection.
That brings this list to 2003.
With Dick Vermeil in as head coach, the Chiefs fielded the second coming of the Greatest Show on Turf with their Air Coryell offense, made possible by players like Trent Green, Priest Holmes and Tony Gonzalez.
Kansas City had all it needed on offense, but the defense's shortcomings counteracted its offense's stellar performance. The team needed a strong infusion of talent and skill to help the Chiefs not end every game in a shootout.
Instead of addressing their greatest need, the Chiefs traded down and drafted Larry Johnson.
Holmes ended the 2002 season prematurely due to a hip injury. With questions surrounding his health and a contract extension looming, Carl Peterson decided to improve his bargaining position by drafting the Penn State running back.
Johnson produced well for a handful of years, but never helped the Chiefs win a playoff game despite his sometimes gaudy stats. Kansas City released Johnson after a series of legal run-ins and more than a couple of inflammatory remarks, which included criticism of his coach and homosexual slurs.
Had the Chiefs addressed their more obvious need, they could have drafted Troy Polamalu, the player for which the Pittsburgh Steelers traded up. Polamalu has been the driving force in Pittsburgh's secondary for nearly a decade.
Even if the Chiefs had gone ahead with that trade, Kansas City could have killed two birds with one stone by selecting Nnamdi Asomugha. Not only would the Chiefs have picked up one of the best cornerbacks in the league, but it would also have kept him out of the hands of the Oakland Raiders.
Of those two options, Asomugha is the more appealing.
With Eric Warfield and William Bartee as their starting corners, the Chiefs provided little deterrent against opposing passing games.
Asomugha is one of the greatest humanitarians in the NFL today, a strong contrast to a running back who faced multiple charges for violence against women.