Before last years draft everyone was talking about our Chiefs taking Aaron Curry with our #3 overall pick. Pioli instead did the completely unexpected (by all but a FEW) and drafted Tyson Jackson with the #3 pick.
This year everyone is talking about our Chiefs taking Russell Okung, Brian Bulaga, or the AP concencious Eric Berry with our # 5 overall pick. I think there is a chance that Pioli does the completely unexpected again THIS year and drafts....
Dan Williams (NT - Tennessee)
Why would the "Don" make such a pick? Well, I can give you a list of reasons...
- Pioli wants to build this team from the lines out. The most important positionin the 3-4 Defense is the NT and while the Shaun Smith signing would indicate that this position has already been addressed, he is 28 years old and will one day need to be replaced. (It is said that linemen take 3 years to develop, and if we DO draft Dan Williams with our first round pick Shaun Smith will be 31 years old just as Mr. Williams starts to hit his stride)
- Dan Williams at # 5 is less of a reach this year, then Tyson Jackson was with the #3 pick last year.
- Last season a lot of mock drafts had the Denver Donkeys taking Tyson Jackson with their #12 overall pick but were never given the chance because Pioli ganked him with our #3 overall pick.
This season many of the same mock drafts have Dan Williams going to the Donkeys with their #11 overall pick but I think there is a chance Pioli will rob them once again of their D-Line addition of choice.
- Pioli has a history of Building his teams D-Line with first round draft picks
1st pick 2001 draft (6th overall pick): Richard Seymour
1st pick 2003 draft (13th overall pick): Ty Warren
1st pick 2004 draft (21st overall pick): Vince Wilfork
1st pick 2009 draft (4th overall pick): Tyson Jackson
Will Dan Williams be the Kansas City Chiefs 2010 first round draft pick???
I don't know.
Will it shock me Scott Pioli takes Dan Williams with our #5 overall first round draft pick???
If Scott Pioli agrees with the "draft experts" who have Williams ranked as the "top" NT in the 2010 draft, considering Pioli builds from the lines out, is willing to "reach" in the first round for D-Linemen (Tyson Jackson), and has a history of building his D-Line with first round draft picks....I would say the possibility is there!
Will the Chiefs draft Dan Williams in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft?
Yes. Dan is the man (24 votes)
No. Berry all day (60 votes)
No. We draft OL (8 votes)
Other (29 votes)
121 total votes