Ranking the 7 Biggest Upgrades the Kansas City Chiefs Made This Offseason

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Ranking the 7 Biggest Upgrades the Kansas City Chiefs Made This Offseason
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Upgrading a roster that went 11-5 in 2013 has been a series of trade-offs for the Kansas City Chiefs. Head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey have settled for less and taken risks in some positions in order to be stronger at others.

A fine example is along the offensive and defensive trenches. The Chiefs let three solid O-linemen walk in free agency.

But those losses didn't prompt the recruitment of marquee replacements. Instead, the team has enlisted some veteran retreads, along with two unheralded rookies.

By contrast, free-agency dollars were spent on the defensive line and not just on depth. The Chiefs made a move specifically designed to improve their starting options.

It's a similar story at wide receiver. An obvious position of uncertainty went ignored in both the draft and free agency. Meanwhile, Reid and Dorsey did use their top pick to bolster an already formidable pass rush.

Here is a more detailed ranking of Kansas City's seven best upgrades this offseason. Moves are ranked based on how they upgrade a specific position, as well as their impact on the whole team.

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