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NFL Draft 2011: Analyzing the Role & Expectations of All Kansas City Chief Picks
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The Kansas City Chiefs 2011 NFL Draft was a success as far as filling positions of need on the roster.  The Chiefs addressed their needs at wide receiver, center, and even nose tackle.  However, one of the needs the Chiefs did not fill, and many expected them too was at offensive tackle.

Some people, analysts and fans alike, did not like the direction the Chiefs took in the draft.  One of the concerns is that the Chiefs traded out of the 21st pick when offensive tackles Anthony Castonzo and Gabe Carimi were both available.  The Chiefs eventually took Jonathan Baldwin, who has character concerns of his own, at the 26th pick in the first round.

There could be arguments made all day about whether the Chiefs selected the right players in the 2011 NFL Draft.  The truth of the matter is the draft is over and the players that were selected are the players the Chiefs are stuck with.  Each of these players brings something different and unique to the Chiefs roster, so without further ado lets dive into each draft picks role and expectations entering the 2011 NFL season.

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