Through the history of out first picks we've taken they have all seemed to do avereage-dissapointment. I'm only 19 and I can remember being let down by Ryan Sims, Junior Siavii. I'm sure we can think of a lot more. The only draft pick I can be happy with right now is Tamba Hali. After being moved around from RE to LE back to Re then to an OLB. I'm sure he can get better as a pass rusher but he has been doing a great job.
Derrick Johnson was also a pretty good pick back in the vermeil era. I don't care how good of plays he has had. I love DJ but one reason I have never been able to fully love him is because I think he has real potential to be a great great LB. People re assure me all the time. . " oh wait til next year he'll go to the pro bowl for sure". I remember the very first game I went to aganist the jets I thought he was going to be something extremly special. He's been solid but hasnt reached potential.
Dwayne Bowe has been doing well too. He has made some big plays and DBowe is probably my favorite player on the chiefs next to jamaal and he really had the chance to make people think of him when they thought of the chiefs. He has GOT TO catch the damn ball. Especially if he wants to be a top WR like he has the potential to be. But every year its the same " Bowe will go to the pro bowl next year and lead the league in receiving". Yes indeed he does have great potential but its time for him to catch the ball.
Albert is another. He could probably play any position on the O line. everyone even todd haley has said " I could see albert in the pro bowl he has great potential." but he has been letting people get to cassel too much
Dorsey and Jackson both came in with high expectations but we've let them off the chain because we say they have great "potential" even for jackson having no sacks and getting driven back every play. Dorsey is getting to become a great player but I KNOW he can be better.
Are you starting to see a pattern? I'm not trying to dog on Bowe, Johnson, Jackson, Albert, and Dorsey. I think they do have potential and if they don't make it to the pro bowl soon they should be key players. But for the purpose of this post what I'm trying to say is I'm tired of saying " well he has potential he could go to the pro bowl soon". I wanna draft someone that will come on right away and make an impact. Sorta like B.J Raji, Patrick Willis, Percy Harvin, and Ryan Clady did as they were rookies. If we draft Okung, Suh, Mcclain thats fine with me. As long as they can become impact players right away and we don't have to defend them by saying next year or he's just going through growing pains. If we really do want to be a playoff team then we need big play out of our first round pick.