What a great draft. From the Kansas City Chiefs standpoint, from an entertainment standpoint and from just an all around "This is football talk" standpoint. I had a blast.
The Chiefs selected seven new players in this year's NFL draft, four on defense and three on offense.
Here's how it went down:
- #5 (First round) Tennessee S Eric Berry;
- #36 (Second round) Mississippi RB/WR Dexter McCluster;
- #50 (Second round) Alabama CB Javier Arenas;
- #68 (Third round) Illinois G Jon Asamoah;
- #93 (Third round) Iowa TE Tony Moeaki;
- #136 (Fifth round) Mississippi S Kendrick Lewis; and,
- #142 (Fifth round) Troy LB Cameron Sheffield.
The only trade made by the Chiefs was for TE Tony Moeaki in the third round. The Chiefs traded their 2010 fourth and one of their fifth round picks to the Houston Texans in exchange for the right to select the Iowa tight end.
By my estimation, the Chiefs picked up four new starters in this draft - Berry, McCluster, Arenas and Moeaki. Jon Asamoah should be a starter at guard soon, with Brian Waters entering his eleventh season.
The theme of this draft was leadership - six of the Chiefs' draftees were team captains at some point in their college career. Another theme was hybrids, or players that can play multiple positions. McCluster is a RB/WR hybrid; Arenas is an extremely accomplished kick returner in addition to being a CB; Tony Moeaki is both a passing and blocking tight end; and Cameron Sheffield is a DE/OLB.
Three extremely entertaining days are over Chiefs fans. Any closing thoughts on this Saturday?
We'll be back with more later today as we cover the Chiefs' undrafted college free agent signings.