Since most "experts" graded our 2008 draft very well precisely BECAUSE we went for value over need, I thought it was interesting that Scott Wright, gave us an A-, mostly because we largely ignored need, especially in the third round...It is a good article, and this paragraph caught my eye -
"In the weeks leading up to the draft I touted Gardner-Webb defensive end Brian Johnston as one of the most underrated players in the draft and said on many occasions that he could turn out to be the next Jared Allen. Well low and behold look who goes and picks him in the seventh round but the Kansas City Chiefs. I absolutely love the Johnston pick for Kansas City and in my mind he was a late 3rd or early 4th round value. The guy was dominant at his level, has good size, worked out well and performed well in the Hula Bowl. What more do you want??? Mark my words: Brian Johnston is going to be a steal."
Thoughts on our third round picks? Personally, the third round might have been my favorite, as it showed that the Chiefs are definitely attempting to build a team that will be competitive long-term.