This is my first FanPost, and it's written during a bout of insomnia, so let's not expect world-class writing and analysis, okay?
First of all, Eric Berry was the right pick at #5. He's wicked smart, he's a hard worker, he's quick, he hits HARD, he has great ball-handling skills, and if he meets expectations, he instantly takes our secondary from the bottom 10 to the top 5. That's not hyperbole--with Flowers and Carr at CB, Page stands out as the weak link.
We all agree we needed a slot receiver, and McCluster fits the bill. He’s freakishly strong for his size, and has great hands. They took him with Golden Tate on the board; that should tell you something about what they think of him. I'm not sure this was the biggest need, but he does make our team much better.
Arenas is kind of a head-scratcher. Can’t Berry/Washington/MoLegg cover 3/4/5 receiver sets? Can’t McCluster do returns? Apparently not, the coaches thought Arenas added so much to the team that they took him over Mt. Cody, Golden Tate, Vlad Ducasse., and Brandon Spikes. I don’t get it, but I’ll give our coaches the benefit of the doubt for now. If he returns a few kicks for TDs, I'll hop on his bandwagon.
Jon Asamoah is an AWESOME pick. He’s our long-term replacement for Waters. Most boards have him as the second best guard in the draft. Smart, great character, some people say he might even play center if we need him to. In my opinion, KC should be known and feared for its O-line, and it's nice to see us working toward that with this pick.
Tony Moeaki: This guy is probably a steal. He’s not a full replacement for our other, better Tony (who is?), but if he stays healthy he’s a good all-around TE. He had some weird injuries that dropped him down a couple of rounds, but he Is a great blocker, a good receiver, and should be an improvement over our current corps.
All of these picks have good character. CRAZY good character. They’re so straight-laced I’ll feel awkward drinking beer when I watch them next year. (I’ll still drink beer.) This means we're the anti-Oakland. All of them are intelligent and talented, all of them make our team better, and will do so for years to come.
Don't think I'm a total homer about this. I have my doubts, like most Chiefs fans. Most of all, I see a need at NT and LBs (in and out) that we haven't filled. Apparently our coaches don’t, though. They're either happy with our current personnel or think we can meet those needs in trades/free agency.
I'm cautiously optimistic about this draft overall. We've definitely made the team better, and I can't wait for the regular season, to see how it all plays out.
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