Kansas City Chiefs Name John Dorsey as New General Manager

Brett GeringCorrespondent IJanuary 12, 2013

Image courtesy of Yahoo! Sports
Image courtesy of Yahoo! Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs' search to replace Scott Pioli has ended, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the club has agreed to terms with John Dorsey to become the team's new general manager.

As expected, John Dorsey has agreed to become Chiefs GM, team announced.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2013


Dorsey, who had previously served as the Green Bay Packers' director of operations, is renowned league-wide for his scouting evaluations. He had been a member of the Packers organization—at varying capacities—for 20-plus years. He also briefly joined former Packers head coach Mike Holmgren and the Seattle Seahawks for a brief stint in 1999. 

Head coach Andy Reid worked with Dorsey from 1992 to 1998, when the Chiefs' new head coach was employed as an assistant coach in Green Bay. 

Kansas City will officially introduce Dorsey as its general manager on Monday afternoon.

We will formally intro John Dorsey as 6th GM in franchise history on Mon. Jan 14, at 2 p.m. CT. Go to kcchiefs.com for live coverage

Kansas City Chiefs (@kcchiefs) January 13, 2013

Notable Draft Selections

Dorsey played a pivotal role in transforming the Packers into a perennial postseason threat. The organization heavily relied on Dorsey's incite as a college scout and laid its foundation through the NFL draft. 

Kansas City's new general manager has managed to snag noteworthy talent over the years, from the first round to the seventh (via Pro-Football-Reference.com). 

First round: (T) Bryan Bulaga, (DT) B.J. Raji, (LB) Clay Matthews, (LB) A.J. Hawk, (QB) Aaron Rodgers, (LB) Nick Barnett, (WR) Javon Walker, (TE) Bubba Franks.

Second round: (WR) Jordy Nelson, (T) Daryn Colledge, (WR) Greg Jennings, (DB) Nick Collins, (T) Chad Clifton, (DB) Darren Sharper.

Third round: (TE) Jermichael Finley, (WR) James Jones, (C) Mike Flanagan, (WR) Antonio Freeman, (TE) Mark Chmura.

Fourth round: (T) T.J. Lang, (T) Josh Sitton.

Fifth round: (DE) Aaron Kampman, (DE) Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, (RB) Dorsey Levens, (QB) Mark Brunell.

Sixth round: (K) Mason Crosby, (LB) Desmond Bishop, (DT) Corey Williams, (G) Marco Rivera.

Seventh round: (DE) C.J. Wilson, (QB) Matt Flynn, (G) Scott Wells, (G) Adam Timmerman. 

It's safe to say that, regardless of the selection, Dorsey's legacy with the Chiefs will forever be traced back to whom he plucks with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft



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