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5 Bold Predictions for Kansas City Chiefs 2014 NFL Draft Class
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Dee Ford was already stuck with the label of "disappointing pick" for the Kansas City Chiefs before the ink was dry on his name card in Roger Goodell's hand.

Initially, the pick settled with Chiefs Nation about as well as a 3 a.m. run to Taco Bell.

"A pass-rusher? What the hell is Dorsey thinking? We need a wideout and free safety!"

It was certainly a bold move for a general manager who brought Kansas City from the depths of the NFL's cellar just one year ago. Forgoing immediate needs in favor of future security? Increasing the possibility of regression immediately following the organization's historic turnaround?

But John Dorsey has done this before, right? The same guy who had a hand in drafting Aaron Rodgers shouldn't be second-guessed, right?

That was the internal conversation that many Chiefs fans were still having with themselves when Dorsey snagged cornerback Phillip Gaines on Day 2.

More confusion. Another bold call. 

Still no safety. Still no wideout. Optimists wrote it off as "interesting"; pessimists began cutting the holes in their brown paper bags

However the careers of Kansas City's six draft selections shake out, its 2014 class is already cemented as one of the organization's most fascinating in recent memory. Each one was seen as a unique acquisition in his own way, and one or two may even sneak into a role this season.

Here are five bold predictions for a bold Chiefs draft class in 2014.

Writer's Note: Sixth-round picks Zach Fulton and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif aren't mentioned here. Don't expect any surprises with either not making Kansas City's 53-man roster, but neither will see many snaps, if any at all, in 2014.

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