The 2009 NFL Draft wasn't exactly what I had expected for the Chiefs. I had thought that a lot more was going to happen.
First things first, I was certain and even commented on some post here, that Aaron Curry was going at No. 3. Instead the team decided to go with LSU DE Tyson Jackson.
I still would rather have Curry, but as I look closer at Jackson, I am growing more and more fond of this pick. He fits in with the new 3-4 defense and will be reunited with former LSU teammate Glenn Dorsey.
What shocked me the most was that there wasn't a trade made to get a second round pick. Pioli had indicated that he might use the 2010 pick from the Falcons as a bargaining chip.
However, day one came and went with only one pick for the Chiefs. I don't know if they chose not to pursue a second round pick or if nothing really panned out to get one.
I guess I should be happy with it because we got a QB and LB for that pick. I just think that a team with a lot of holes, like the Chiefs have, would want to get as many players as they could on draft day.
Day two started for the Chiefs with another defensive lineman. Alex Magee from Purdue comes to the club and really helps to solidify the D-Line. He is versatile and should be able to play all three line positions.
In the fourth round, the Chiefs made what I think is their most intriguing pick. OSU CB Donald Washington brings a lot of talent and a mountain of potential. The question is how long will it take him to be NFL ready?
The fifth round selection was my favorite. I don't think it was the best pick, just my favorite, especially because I am a Mizzou fan.
Braymer, MO product Colin Brown gives the team a very big and athletic tackle. The former basketball center was a walk-on to the football team. The biggest task before him is whether or not he will be able to be a run-blocker in the NFL.
WR Quinten Lawerence will most likely come into camp looking to be the team's kick returner. He has the potential to be a solid third or fourth receiver a la Dante Hall.
The final round finished with three picks: RB Javarris Williams gives the team more depth at that position, TE Jake O'Donnell is a solid pass catcher, and K Ryan Succop is this year's Mr. Irrelevant.
Now I know I am just a humble fan and could never be a NFL GM. So my critique is what it is, a fan's view of the draft.
As I said before, this year's draft wasn't what I was expecting, and I don't think it was nearly as good as last year's. Only time will tell how these players affect this team.
All I know is that I am putting my trust in you, Mr. Pioli. Please don't let me down.