If this was a normal offseason, free agents and undrafted free agents would have been picked up by their future teams by now. However, due to the never-ending dispute between players and owners the lockout remains intact and all unsigned players are stuck on the sideline wondering where their next paycheck will come from.
The Kansas City Chiefs are a young team and did a good job of filling their roster needs through the 2011 NFL draft, but there are still a few key positions that need to be addressed.
The Chiefs addressed the wide receiver position by drafting Jon Baldwin out of Pitt. The aging offensive line was made younger by drafting several interior linemen. At nose tackle, the Chiefs drafted Jerrell Powe; however, the position can still be improved, as it will be hard to rely on a rookie all season.
The Chiefs did not address one of the key positions during the draft—offensive tackle. If the Chiefs plan to solely rely on Barry Richardson at right tackle for the 2011 season that would be a grave mistake.
With free agency undoubtedly cut short for this offseason, the odds that general manager Scott Pioli and the Chiefs will sign any of these players are very slim. However, between the available free agents and the undrafted rookies there is an ambulance of talent available should the Chiefs choose to address positions of need.