I have been watching the Fanposts recently at all the activity, which some could argue is a little premature on the Mock Drafts people have been posting. I love the enthusiasm that our fellow fans put into these posts and you have to give the guys a pat on the back for taking the time to do the research on this subject. I am probably the worst at doing the research necessary for mock drafts but I felt I needed to address an issue that ironically has come to haunt the Chiefs this year.
I dont believe anyone that has taken the time to become a member of AP wanted to see Tony Gonzalez traded, but I also believe most of us understood what was taking place and why and have come to accept it for our future. Now with the next Chief HOF member playing for another team, I believe yesterday exposed our worst problem on offense, the Tight End position. Now while some who know my humor may be thinking of the tight ends on the sidelines in those white boots and red, white and gold outfits, thats not what I am talking about...lol.
I believe the worst position on our offense and the main problem is the lack of tight end production. Let me explain; While many players can become good tight end blockers, I believe its those special few that become good tight end blocekrs and pass catchers, in other words the whole product of what the tight end position was intended for. We may have a good blocker in Leaonard Pope and an average pass cathcer at best in Sean Ryan, but we are missing that one guy who can do it all and do it well.
The good teams have, Dallas Clark, Antonio Gates, Jason Whitten, Jeremy Shockey and so on. What could have made our team better yesterday was a good tight end. When the blitzes are coming, its easy to dump off to a tight end to keep the linebackers on their heels. When there is nothing open deep you can rely on your tight end for a shorter route and depending on the person (Tony G) you may find him deep also.
The reason I say all of this is, I woke up this morning thinking that the key to our success next year starts with the tight end position and I think it is a must have that we find the best one available in the first round. I understand everyones logic in the Saftey and Offensive Line positions, but being able to get rid of the ball quicker may make our ofeensive line better by itself. Dont get me wrong, two positions have got to find new personnel next year on the O line. Please Lord let us find a great center and right guard! The best right guard we have now is what we found on the grocery store shelf next to "AXE the other deodorant."
So with that being said I think the first round we should be looking hard at: Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma.
However, if we could get a good prospect in free agency, I would like to take a look at Owen Daniels of Houston. Currently he is 10th rated overall and he is a free agent after this year looking for his second contract.
Ok guys what do you think? Let the dogs loose!