As the 2011 NFL Draft enters its third and final day, the importance of each pick seems to have waned. The selection clock, once at 10 minutes for the first round, has been halved as teams evaluate their options and entertain trade offers.
The Green Room is shut down; all the eager players with their families have already had their tearful phone calls, received their jerseys or ball caps, and hugs from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Turn out the lights; the party is over.
That is, of course, unless your one of the 32 teams still picking in the draft.
While the fanfare and hoopla that has surrounded the first two nights of the NFL Draft have died down, NFL teams' scouts, coaches, and executives are still fully engaged in finding the best and brightest to fill their team rosters...or they at least had better be.
The best teams in football are chock full of draft picks, particularly talent found in the latter half of the draft. These players might not all be starters...some are, of course.
More often, though, they're your role players, special teams standouts, and key reservists. Nothing is quite as heart-wrenching as seeing your team's playoff hopes go down the tubes after an injury to one player.
As the Kansas City Chiefs look at their final day's worth of picks (five remaining, at present), here are some of the players they should seriously consider when their five-minute clock starts ticking.