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The 80-Day Countdown to the NFL Draft: Day #1

The Green Bay Packers were crowned Super Bowl 45 Champions just lastnight, and I find myself in NFL withdrawl already.  The Kansas City Chiefs made big steps this year to becoming legitimate super bowl contenders, but what lies before us in getting to that next level.  First is seeing (I hope) the new Collective Bargaining Agreement signed, which would kickoff the start of free agency on March 3rd, 2011.  The list of free agents who would make respectful additions to the Kansas City Chiefs appears to be abundant, but will we bring in any experienced players as additions to our team.  Next is the 2011 NFL Draft, and yes it is a distant 80-days away, but there could be alot of movement before hand if the CBA get signed sooner rather than later. 

I keep reading all the mock drafts on Arrowhead Pride as well as other sites, but I cannot decide what direction our Kansas City Chiefs should go.  I've read everything from choosing Mark Ingram (Alabama RB) to taking Ryan Mallet (Arkansas QB) in the first round, which the later is really crazy since I think Ryan Mallet is the next Ryan Leaf, but that is a different post entirely.

Kansas City Chiefs Team Needs
Offense Defense
POS Meter Rating POS Meter Rating
QB
 
6 DE
 
4
RB
 
1 DT
 
8
WR
 
6 OLB
 
8
TE
 
8 ILB
 
7
OT
 
8 SS
 
0
OG
 
3 FS
 
7
C
 
8 CB
 
4
K
 
0 P
 
0

CBSsports.com's analysis (above) determined the Kansas City Chiefs need a TE, OT, C, DE, and OLB.  The analysis determined a FS and ILB are also needed but slightly less.  (The higher the ranking, the greater the need)

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The Bleacherreport.com provided the following: 

Offensive Need: Center

The Chiefs had the best rush attack in the league this season. Their passing attack neared the bottom, but remained effective when it needed to be. Dwayne Bowe was a touchdown machine this season and Matt Cassel proved his worth by stepping in and being a difference maker when the opportunity presented itself. Casey Wiegmann is 37. The Chiefs could use help with their interior line and while Weigmann is a good center, he has to be thinking about retirement at this point.

Defensive need: Defensive Tackle

Ron Edwards is aging and he was never dominant to begin with. When the Chiefs drop into their 3-4 look, they need someone who poses more of a threat in the middle. They have the makings of a solid defense, but their front seven is still lackluster against the run. They have the personnel to be special. Bringing in a mammoth in the middle makes life easier for everyone on the field.

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So based on your best understanding Piolism, where do we go from here?  What free agency acquisitions to we push to acquire?  How quickly can we resign our starts like Hali?  May the next 80-days be swift and productive...

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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