Glenn Dorsey: The Turning Point of the Kansas City Chiefs

Jordan LanningCorrespondent IJuly 8, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 26:  Glenn Dorsey poses for a photo after being selected as the fifth overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs with National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell during the 2008 NFL Draft on April 26, 2008 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Glenn Dorsey has come across after his rookie season as a bust to Chiefs fans.

Why? Because he didn't record 15 sacks and didn't go to the Pro-Bowl? Let me inform you that defensive tackles are one of the slowest positions to develop as a player, especially as a rookie. Not many D-tackles become rookie of the year.

Dorsey will be moving to defensive end due to the Chiefs going to the 3-4 defense. Dorsey is too light to be the nose tackle, and I agree. Dorsey should be able to record more sacks and tackles at his new position.

But is Dorsey fast enough for his new position?

He might need a year or two to adjust to his new position. I have no clue if he will become a Pro-Bowl D-end or a complete bust.

None of us know, but we all hope to find out soon. 2009 first round pick Tyson Jackson will play opposite Dorsey on the line with Tank Tyler in the middle. This should be one of the most talented defensive lines the Chiefs have had in a long time.

The Chiefs are still one of the youngest teams in the league. The draft class of '08 could be the stepping stone for great things for the Chiefs.

Who knows, maybe in the end we will be thanking Carl Peterson for drafting Dorsey, Brandon Flowers, Brandon Carr, etc...

Matt Cassel, I believe, will be the next Trent Green. Cassel has great talent, but his future will depend on the shaky offensive line of the Chiefs. The Chiefs have Brandon Albert and Brian Waters. Other than that the Chiefs cupboard is pretty bare.

I believe that next year the Chiefs should draft an offensive lineman with their first pick. O-line is the greatest need for the Chiefs at this point. After that maybe a middle linebacker or a tight end that they can get in the second or third rounds.

The draft is some nine months away so we should all be hoping this O-line of ours can hold up so our Chiefs can win some games this season!