The 2014 draft is over; a general manager's job is not.
If you learned anything about Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey last weekend, it's that the man obviously spent an inordinate amount of time playing Guess Who? with his children.
The Chiefs' first-rounder, edge-rusher Dee Ford, threw a wrench into the mix, as nobody—especially the Philadelphia Eagles, per WPVI's Jeff Skversky—envisioned that possibility seeing the light of day.
When the Eagles traded back from 22 to 26 last night they targeted Dee Ford a pass rusher from Auburn, but Andy Reid & KC took Ford at 23— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) May 9, 2014
The selection of third-round cornerback Phillip Gaines triggered the same brand of head-scratching befuddlement.
On Day 3, the team finally attended to its obvious needs, reality's roller coaster ride began to even out and Chiefs fans stopped questioning life as they know it.
However, if you know anything about the Chiefs' eagle-eyed talent evaluator, then you shouldn't be surprised to learn that the team has signed a small army of undrafted free agents.
Throughout the draft process, no club with six picks will be able to mask every void on its roster.
And considering that the 2014 iteration saw a record-breaking 98 underclassmen declare—making it arguably the most talent-rich draft in the sport's history—a number of names who, in any other year, would've been selected, found themselves roaming on the undrafted outskirts.
Make no mistake, though, these aren't the Little Giants. A handful of them were expected to be drafted, but for one reason or another, the chips didn't fall as expected.
For them, short-term goals are long shots. But without the opportunity, the holy garment known as your Priest Holmes jersey would've never seen its first stitch.