NFL Combine 2011: 20 Offensive Players the Kansas City Chiefs Should Watch

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NFL Combine 2011: 20 Offensive Players the Kansas City Chiefs Should Watch

The Kansas City Chiefs offense made great strides last season both through the air and on the ground. The Chiefs had the number one rushing attack in the league thanks almost solely to the work of All-Pro back Jamaal Charles. Running back Thomas Jones helped to keep some of the wear and tear off of Charles but at 33 years of age the Chiefs may want to look for a younger backup next season and one who can give the Chiefs more production.

In the passing game quarterback Matt Cassel showed a lot of improvement as he was selected to his first Pro Bowl and he showed that he has what it takes to help the Chiefs win games. Backup Brodie Cryole has not stayed healthy over the course of his career and when he has played he has failed to notch a victory so the Chiefs may be in the market for a new backup next season.

Dwayne Bowe finally came through for the Chiefs this season as the team's number one wide receiver, leading the league with 15 touchdown receptions but he was the only player the team could count on at the position this season. Rookie tight end Tony Moeaki appears to be the answer as Tony Gonzalez's successor so the Chiefs will most likely not draft another tight end this season.

The offensive line was improved this season but was still not a great unit and the age of the starters is a concern moving forward. Starting center Casey Wiegmann is pondering retirement while guards Brian Waters and Ryan Lilja are also entering the last stage of their career. Branden Albert showed improvement at left tackle last season but some believe the team should still move him to right tackle or to his more natural position of guard. The Chiefs appeared to have found good value in last year's draft when they selected Jon Asamoah in the third round and he should be a productive player at guard as early as next season.

The Chiefs will also look to upgrade the front seven on defense through the draft but the team will look to find a receiver or two in this draft, as well as some younger offensive lineman and potential backups at running back and quarterback. 

Here are 20 offensive players the Chiefs should keep their eye on as the combine begins.

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