Chiefs Must Draft Defense After Re-Signing Bowe and Tagging Albert

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Chiefs Must Draft Defense After Re-Signing Bowe and Tagging Albert
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Chiefs fans welcome Dwayne Bowe back with open arms, allowing the team to tag Brandon Albert and draft defense in round one

In advance of a 2013 draft class full of defensive talent, the Kansas City Chiefs have successfully put themselves in a position to avoid having to address offensive needs with the first overall selection. This was made possible by engineering a trade for quarterback Alex Smith, re-signing wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and putting the franchise tag on left tackle Brandon Albert. 

The moves the Chiefs have made in the past week have gone a long way in torpedoing the predictions of those anticipating the team would reach for quarterback Geno Smith or ignore obvious needs at defensive tackle, cornerback and inside linebacker by selecting left tackle Luke Joeckel. 

Now with Alex Smith, Bowe and Albert all in the fold, draft experts are frantically revisiting their mock drafts attempting to figure out what rabbit hole general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid will send them down next. 

What people have been ignoring all along is that the Chiefs have glaring needs at three defensive positions, one of which the Chiefs must address with the first overall pick. 

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