Kansas City Chiefs Draft Board: Eric Berry, Russell Okung?

Jordan LanningCorrespondent IDecember 16, 2009

KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 31:  Eric Berry #14 of the Tennessee Volunteers signals to the sidelines against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Neyland Stadium on October 31, 2009 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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The Chiefs are currently 3-10 and heading for another top-five draft spot in April's draft. Me, along with many Chiefs fans are now looking forward to that date, but with so many holes who should the Chiefs take?

Here is the top five players the Chiefs should select in the first round:


1. OT, Russell Okung; 6'5", 300 lbs.; Oklahoma State

Russell Okung was one of the most dominant players on the offensive side of the ball this season. He has great size and quick feet. He definitely would improve the Chiefs offensive line, but who wouldn't!

He might be the guy to either move Brandon Albert to the right side or to guard. Either way Okung would provide quarterback Matt Cassell with some much needed time in the pocket.


2. S, Eric Berry; 5'11", 203lbs.; Tennessee

Berry may have been the most feared player in the SEC this season. Nobody wanted to throw the ball against Tennessee with this ball-hawking safety back there.

I have suffered all season watching the poor play from the Chiefs safeties. The Chiefs made a mistake in cutting Bernard Pollard before the season and have suffered since.

Eric Berry reminds a lot of people of Ed Reed, hes a hard hitter, and a quarterback's worst nightmare. If Russell Okung is off the board Eric Berry (assuming he enters the draft) should be playing at Arrowhead for years to come.


3. OT, Trent Williams; 6'5", 308lbs.; Oklahoma

Williams is a monster at that tackle position. Maybe not as quick as Russell Okung but he definitely has the tools to be as good. He has huge hands and with his body he would make a huge improvement to any offensive line, and if Okung and Berry are off the board he could be a Chief.


4. ILB Rolando McClain; 6'3", 245 lbs.; Alabama

Another weakness on the Chiefs defense is the linebacking corps. Tamba Hali has had a great season but other than that they have been pretty weak. Linebackers are key to a 3-4 defense and with McClain as a Chief it would help send K.C. in the right direction.

Mike Vrable has been OK but he won't be around very much longer, Rolando McClain would surge that linebacking crew from one of the worst, to at least a little bit better group.

The last time we drafted a linebacker in the first round the Chiefs selected Derrick Johnson. He has been sub-par thus far in his career but maybe with a couple talented players around them he can shine.


5. DT, Ndamukong Suh; 6'4", 295lbs.; Nebraska

I will be the first to say that the Chiefs do not need any more defensive linemen. With the drafting of Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson the past two years you wouldn't think they would go there again.

Suh has been unbelievable this season. 12 sacks this season with 82 tackles overall. Suh has been everywhere. He also caught four interceptions returning two of them to the house. This guy is amazing!

Don't expect Suh to fall to the Chiefs. The Browns, Lions, or Rams are sure to pick this guy.

But think about it for a second: on the d-line would be Tyson Jackson, Ndamaukung Suh, and Glenn Dorsey. That has the potential to be one of the best lines in the NFL.