The draft has now concluded and the Kansas City Chiefs finish with only one first-day pick. That pick was defensive end Tyson Jackson.
Jackson is the third LSU Tiger drafted by the Chiefs in a row. The first being WR Dwayne Bowe who has been very productive as the No. 1 wide-out.
Second is DT Glenn Dorsey, who had an average rookie season, so it’s hard to tell how good he will eventually be.
Jackson quite frankly was the best fit for KC. They get a guy that will work his hardest and has the talent to get to the passer and cause havoc consistently.
Some, including I, thought drafting Jackson was a bit of a reach. But after thinking about it, who really wanted to trade with them?
Sure, QB Mark Sanchez and WR Micheal Crabtree were still on the board, but nobody wanted to trade up to spend millions on a guy who hasn’t ever suited up in a NFL uniform.
So the Chiefs didn’t really have a choice. Jackson is made to play the 3-4. He is a very big DE with some speed and the ability to disrupt the backfield. He only had 4.5 sacks last season for LSU, but he did have 10.5 tackles for losses.
Now it looks like the defensive front will consist of DE Tyson Jackson, DT Glenn Dorsey, and DE Tamba Hali. All three of those players are former first round draft picks of the Chiefs, which is another positive sign that they are building through the draft.
One guy to watch is third round pick DT Alex Magee from Purdue. Magee is a guy that can plug up the middle of the line weighing 295 pounds. If Glenn Dorsey does not live up to expectations Magee could fill in and be productive if needed.
Magee didn’t put up any great numbers for the Boilermakers, he had 28 total tackles with three sacks in 10 games played.
Another notable draft pick is OT Colin Brown. Talk about a monster! Brown is 6′8″ weighing 335 pounds. He was a force at Missouri. You must note though, he was a fifth-round pick for a reason.
He is sometimes slow coming out of his stance and some good pass rushers will be able to get around him with ease. He may have to move inside the line where he won’t have to be relied on as much with the speedy pass rushers.
There is a lot of promise now for the Chiefs. They bulked up on the defensive line with their first two picks and added a huge lineman later in the draft to go along with their other picks. So all there is left to say now is...Go Chiefs!