Having moved from a 4-3 defensive tackle to 3-4 end, Dorsey effectively just completed his second rookie season. Considered to be the top defensive talent in the 2007 draft, Dorsey (much like Johnson) came in to Kansas City amid much fanfare.
Changing schemes alone takes time to adjust to, let alone changing positions altogether. And while there have been rumors that head coach Todd Haley talks up Dorsey's performance this year simply to increase his trade value, the drop in Kansas City's production against the run with Dorsey out of the lineup is hard to ignore (200 yards against Buffalo and a nauseating 351 yards by Cleveland).
Besides, if Dorsey was not to be part of Kansas City's plan for the future, he would have been traded in 2009, with Atlanta supposedly offering a first round pick in exchange for his services.
Regardless, Dorsey has been regularly praised throughout the season for his ability to adapt and excel in his new position.
And so long as he maintains his weight and fitness (unlike the previous off-season), Dorsey should pick up where he left off and help solidify the Chiefs defensive line.