1. Nose Tackle: We still have yet to find our franchise Nose Tackle who can be the anchor of the front seven. Kelly Gregg has been solid at times, but he is on the wrong side of 30 and there is no hope for progression in his game. Powe should be a solid rotational player, but I still don't feel comfortable with giving him the starting job.
2. Safety Depth: Romeo Crennel tends to have up to 4 safeties getting significant play time on defense during most games and the guys who have been doing so this season have been horrible as a unit. Kendrick Lewis showed flashes of being a great Free Safety, but even he was a liability in coverage from time to time. Jon McGraw has been a serviceable veteran as far as football knowledge and has had a knack for making plays against great QB's over the past few seasons, but he is replaceable. Then you have Rashard Langford, Donald Washington, and Sabby Piscatelli who have all gotten some playtime and their play has been atrocious at best so we definitely need to shore up safety depth.
3. Offensive Tackle: Barry Richardson had an above average season last year with Jamaal Charles but has been subpar at best for the majority of this season. The bright side of this is, Richardson seemed to improve with Kyle Orton under center. Kyle Orton was only sacked once in 3 starts, Richardson didn't have as many penalties, and was more solid in pass protection. But even with that said, I can't trust Richardson so replacing him with a franchise OT to solidify our OL seems like the right move.
4. Offensive Guard: Ryan Lilja had a Pro Bowl season in 2010, and followed it up with a very subpar season. He is a solid zone blocker, but is constantly liability against big front sevens. Taking a look at a bigger OG in the mid rounds of the draft seems like a good idea for now.
5. SILB: Jovan Belcher is far from an elite LB but he is still serviceable on a defense that should be covered in talent in almost every position BUT his. He is young so progression is a probability and he has Derrick Johnson opposite of him to make plays where he can't. Brandon Siler is coming off of IR and he played well as a part-time starter for San Diego so I think any additions overall at this position would be luxury. I just put this one here so I'd have a list of 5 really.
Paul Soliai NT: Top tier nose tackle for the Dolphins over the past few years would be a great addition to the front seven in Kansas City. He will definitely command a big price tag, but lucky for us we have the money and very few other needs.
1. Jonathan Martin RT from Stanford: He'll solidify the Right Tackle position, give Kyle Orton....or Matt Cassel more protection in the pass and make bigger holes for Jamaal Charles, Jackie Battle, and Dexter McCluster in the running game.
2. Bacarri Rambo FS from Georgia: Badass name aside, he is a mentally tough and instinctive safety with the ability to fly around the field. He is only 50-50 for going pro, but he would be able to fill one of the Chiefs' huge needs in the 2nd round if he were to go pro.
3. Lonnie Edwards OG from Texas Tech: Give depth to the Guard spots and maybe challenge Ryan Lilja for a job
4. Tavon Wilson SS from Illinois: Scouting reports on him say he is a raw athlete with great instincts and could develop into a solid safety with good coaching
5. T.J. Graham WR from North Carolina State: Exceptional speed, could become a returner for the Chiefs, and he can add WR depth.
6. London Walker OT from Clemson: OT depth
7. Greg McCoy CB from TCU: 4.3 40 adds speed to the CB position.
2012-13 Depth Chart (*=FA and **=Rookie)
QB: Kyle Orton, Matt Cassel, Ricky Stanzi
FB: LeRon McClain
RB: Jamaal Charles, Jackie Battle, Dexter McCluster
WR1: Dwayne Bowe, Steve Breaston, T.J Graham**
LG: Ryan Lilja, Lonnie Edwards**
RG: Jon Asamoah
RT: Jonathan Martin**, London Walker**
NT: Paul Soliai*, Jerrell Powe
SILB: Jovan Belcher, Brandon Siler
MILB: Derrick Johnson, Demorrio Williams
RCB: Brandon Carr, Travis Daniels, Greg McCoy**
SS: Eric Berry , Tavon Wilson**
FS: Kendrick Lewis, Bacarri Rambo**
K: Ryan Succop
KR: T.J Graham**
PR: Javier Arenas