Don't get me wrong, I love our draft. But as I listened to all these analysts grade the Chiefs draft, it gave me the idea to revise the Chiefs draft so that every expert would give us that much desired "A". OK, I'm being sarcastic, but tell me you don't scour the web after a Chiefs draft, wondering what grade was given to us from those "know-it-all" draft analysts. We love the one's who grade us highly and give the finger to the one's who don't. Well, except Trent Dilfer. He's just awesome. So here goes...
(1) 26th pick - I'm keeping the trade down and going with RT Gabe Carimi. Just about every analyst had an OT mocked to us and we end up trading down and getting a great value.
(2) 55th pick - I have to keep C Rodney Hudson here. Fits a great need and there is some value there where he is selected..
(3) 70th pick - I'd love to keep OLB Justin Houston here because he's such great value at this spot, but analysts continue to highlight the pick saying he goes against Pioli's "character" players. I don't get it, I actually have heard he has become an active leader and is involved in community service. Sure his motor runs hot and cold, but that could simply be due to conditioning, etc. Oh well, better make the analysts happy. I'm picking WR Leonard Hankerson here. Great value and fits a great need.
(3) 86th pick - Allen Bailey is a great value here, but it's not a great need. At this point, I think it's absolutely necessary to grab an OLB that fits the 34. My choice is DE Sam Acho. Acho was actually drafted at the top of the 4th, but he would still be good value here in the 3rd round. He has to make the conversion, but he possesses the skills and character attributes to do so.
(4) 118th pick - This is a tough round to pick. I like that the Chiefs grabbed a CB here, but its not perceived as being a position of need, although I disagree. I could go with the AP favorite, FB Owen Marecic, but I think it's a little too early for a FB. I'm going to surprise a few and double dip at the receiver spot. I'm taking WR Tandon Doss, because he represents great value here and I think he is going to be a great receiver. Go ahead and disagree with me, but I just don't see Dwayne Bowe sticking around after his contract up (no way we are going to franchise him as well).
(5) 135th pick - Wow, do I love this pick. Sticking with QB Ricky Stanzi here. Great value and great need. I see a lot of similarities between Stanzi and Cassel, so if Cassel ever goes down I don't see us having as tough of a time replacing him e.g. Croyle.
(5) 140th pick - I'm pretty sure nobody knew who the hell Gabe Miller was, and just about every analyst reached the same verdict of an "F" grade for this pick. So I'm going with RB Jacquizz Rodgers here. Great value and will be groomed to replace Thomas Jones. He's on the short side and will not run over people (not as if Jones can do that anyways), but he is incredibly gifted and is a great receiver. He might resemble Dexter McCluster, but I think he possesses the bulk to stay at RB.
(6) 199th pick - NT Jerrell Powe is a great value here and fills one of our biggest needs. He won't be able to play all 3 downs, but I'd rather have a rotation at NT anyways.
(7) 223rd pick - Bannon is another one of those players who went relatively under the radar. Most analysts did not know who he was. I like the pick because he potentially fills two needs at FB/TE, but I would have liked S Eric Hagg more. We need someone to replace Jon McGraw.