NFL Draft Grades 2010: Kansas City Chiefs Day One and Day Two Selections
The second round of the 2010 NFL Draft has passed, and there were many surprises, from Jimmy Clausen not getting drafted until the 48th pick to Bruce Campbell not even getting drafted.
The one pick that stood out to me as a Chiefs fan was Dexter McCluster, a running back from Ole Miss. Now that the Chiefs have added McCluster in the second round, they have three good running backs on their roster.
The three backs of the Chiefs could form a three-headed monster including dasher Jamaal Charles, smasher Thomas Jones, and the final punch, Dexter McCluster.
Eric Berry S, First Round, Fifth Overall: A+
Eric Berry is an immediate A+ draft grade. He fell to the Chiefs, and the Chiefs made a decision on Berry over Russell Okung.
Berry is the second best overall player in this draft class in a class that might be the best defensive class ever.
What Chiefs fans don't understand yet is that Berry can be a Troy Polumalu or Ed Reed this season. Chiefs fans should be really excited they got Eric Berry.
Dexter McCluster RB/WR/KR/PR, Second Round, 36th Overall: B+
At first when I saw that the Kansas City Chiefs selected Dexter McCluster 36th overall, I was a little surprised. But in the end it was a very good choice by the Chiefs, even though it was a huge reach.
I think Scott Pioli looked at McCluster and immediately Kevin Faulk came to his mind.
McCluster will provide a slot receiver, a third down back, a wildcat specialist, and a kicking and punt returning presence that's been gone since Dante Hall.
Javier Arenas CB, Second Round, 50th Overall: C+
I admit I did not like the Javier Arenas pick at all. I thought the Chiefs could have picked up a nose tackle in Terrence Cody or offensive tackle in Charles Brown with this pick.
Arenas will provide good depth at cornerback and a nickelback and has a chance to compete with Brandon Carr for the starting role opposite Brandon Flowers.
The Chiefs' defensive secondary might be one of the best in the NFL with two very good corners in Carr and Flowers, a future All-Pro in Berry, and a nickelback in Arenas.
Jon Asamoah OG, Third Round, 68th Overall: A-
Jon Asamoah was projected to go in the second round and was the second best offensive guard behind Mike Iupati on the big board. Asamoah could be a starter from day one as a draft day steal.
Asamoah could play either guard spots, and if Ryan Lilja and Brian Waters are the starting guards, Asamoah could be moved to right tackle or can play left guard if Waters gets moved to center.
Tony Moeaki TE, Third Round, 93rd Overall: B
I thought Tony Moeaki was a solid pick, and he will likely start with the thin tight end depth the Chiefs have.
Again, like McCluster, he was a little bit of a reach. There were a couple tight ends better than Moeaki on the board, including Dennis Pitta and Anthony McCoy.
Moeaki will fill a hole and could develop into a solid favorite target for Matt Cassel.