CBS Sports scribe Pat Kirwan believes the Chiefs continue adding to their fearsome front seven by selecting Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt:
The Chiefs lost Tyson Jackson in free agency and Tuitt brings a lot to the table. He has more versatility than his teammate Louis Nix. Tuitt could be more disruptive in a pass rush than Jackson was for the Chiefs.
There is nothing wrong with Kirwan's reasoning, except for the fact that it seemingly ignores the signing of Walker. What could appeal to decision-makers in Kansas City is Tuitt's 3-4 experience.
Tuitt is no conversion project, having operated as a two-gap, 5-technique in Notre Dame's three-man front defense. It's not often that a natural 3-4 defensive end is available in the first round.
Unlike many at his position, Tuitt has been productive. He tallied nine tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks in 2013, per cfbstats.com.
He would give the Chiefs another weapon to counter star AFC West quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers.
Yet as tempting as Tuitt should be at No. 23, the needs on the offensive line and at wide receiver seem greater.
Dorsey and Reid have a tricky balance to strike in Round 1. This team didn't lose a lot of marquee, impact players. But it did lose the kind of solid, savvy pros who are often the key to a winning roster.
The Chiefs will have a tough choice between prospects with the "wow" factor or less glamorous picks who can quietly slot into vital areas.