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Building the Perfect Defensive Beast

Stock-photo-illustration-of-puzzle-pieces-exploding-demonstrating-the-missing-piece-of-the-puzzle-74047861_medium....and missing a few pieces. The Chiefs have been busy in the last week adding an Offensive Coordinator and also adding a couple of players at Strong Safety and Tight End. In reviewing the Chiefs website, we have not zero Centers anymore but two. Depending on how you look at it we have either three Offensive Tackles or three Tight Ends (or One of each in all reality). Preparing for Training camp, I would assume we need another pair of QB's on the roster, more offensive lineman, and another Tight End or WR or both. Scott Pioli should be busy re-signing some more of our players from last year and come March 13th some others in Free Agency.

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What do we truly need?

We have 5 Inside Linebackers on the roster and we have 4 Outside Linebackers too (not counting that mysterious 257 lb Defensive End we have also). So do we need another body or clearly just ONE impact body?

I have been a big detractor of the Nose Tackle Position. We don't play it that often, we have done well enough with over the Hill guys and undersized guys..... Maybe I am wrong and if we had a dominating guy in there I would see the impact difference a Nose Tackle can make. I doubt that guy is going to be available to draft in 2012. We have one guy designated NT on the Chiefs roster and he did not play many snaps last season. Again a body or ONE impact body?

Defensive End is a different animal. We need lots of these beasts to make our Defense dominant and active. We have two and then a list of project guys. More 6'5 300+ lb Man-Beasts. This is a need (every year IMO).

The Chiefs secondary is an awesome thing. Re-Sign Brandon Carr. Another body is always welcome every year.

My list of needs would be Defensively:

  • Brandon Carr
  • Free agent Nose Tackle
  • As many Man-Beasts as we can find in Free agency or the Draft
  • Later round drafted Defensive Backs

Chiefs current Roster

Position Starter Starter or Backup Reserve Reserve Reserve Reserve
Offense - - - - - -
Quarterback Matt Cassel Ricky Stanzi BJ Coleman - - -
Halfback Jamaal Charles Lamar Miller Dexter McCluster Shaun Draughn - -
Fullback Shane Bannon - - - - -
Wide Receiver Steve Breaston Jonathan Baldwin Jeremy Horne Terrance Copper Jamar Newsome Jarius Wright
Tight End Tony Moeaki Orson Charles Jake O'Connell - - -
Offensive Tackle Branden Albert Bobby Massie Steve Maneri David Mims - -
Offensive Guard Ryan Lilja Jon Asamoah Darryl Harris - - -
Offensive Center Rodney Hudson Rob Bruggeman - - - -
Specialists - - - - - -
Long Snapper Thomas Gafford - - - - -
Place Kicker Ryan Succop - - - - -
Punter Dustin Colquitt - - - - -
Kick Returner Dexter McCluster - - - - -
Punt Returner Javier Arenas - - - - -
Defense - - - - - -
Nose Tackle Jerrell Powe Anthony Toribio - - - -
Defensive Tackle Brandon Bair Lucas Patterson - - - -
Defensive End Glenn Dorsey Tyson Jackson Allen Bailey Derek Wolfe Mike Martin Dominique Hamilton
Outside Linebacker Tamba Hali Justin Houston Andy Studebaker Cameron Sheffield Gabe Miller -
Inside Linebacker Derrick Johnson James-Michael Johnson Brandon Siler Demorrio Williams Cory Greenwood Caleb Campbell
Cornerback Brandon Flowers Stephen Gilmore Jalil Brown Javier Arenas - -
Safety Eric Berry Kendrick Lewis Antonio Allen Donald Washington Kyle McCarthy -

2 35 Kansas City Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina P4Grab -19 Reach
2 43 Kansas City Bobby Massie OT Mississippi P3Grab +3 Value
2 50 Kansas City Lamar Miller RBF Miami (FL) P4Grab +12 Value
3 67 Kansas City Orson Charles TE Georgia P4Grab -12 Reach
3 80 Kansas City Antonio Allen SS South Carolina P9Grab -8 Reach
4 106 Kansas City James-Michael Johnson ILB Nevada P4Grab -7 Reach
5 130 Kansas City Jarius Wright WRS Arkansas P4Grab +5 Value
5 139 Kansas City B.J. Coleman QB Chattanooga P3Grab -5 Reach
5 142 Kansas City Derek Wolfe DE34 Cincinnati P4Grab -1 Reach
6 170 Kansas City Mike Martin DE34 Michigan P9Grab +16 Value
7 203 Kansas City Dominique Hamilton DE34 Missouri P9Grab -23 Reach
7 222 Kansas City

Some Sunday mock Drafting on www.drafttek.com netted a haul of prospective Kansas City Chiefs.
I used the available Offensive Tackles as trade bait and moved from 12 to 19 with the Chicago Bears for Jonathon Martin. I traded from 19 to 35 with Minnesota for Mike Adams. Bobby Massie should be able to hold down the Right Tackle spot.

We should be loaded for that 2013 1st round Quarterback now :)

I love the Kansas City Chiefs roster on the Mothership. Jon Asamoah is an Offensive Lineman, Gabe Miller at 257 lbs is a Defensive End, and Steve Maneri is a 290 lb Tight End.

I think the Baltimore Ravens know something about Defense.

It’s still early, but the 2012 draft class looks awfully similar to last year.

Defensive line and quarterbacks dominated the top of last year’s draft, and Ravens Director of College Scouting Joe Hortiz could once again see that being the case.


In his early analysis of this year’s crop, Hortiz identified three positions (in no particular order) that appear to be the strengths of the 2012 class:

1. Quarterbacks
2. Defensive line
3. Wide receivers

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Defensive Line

Pass rushers are a valuable commodity in the NFL, making defensive linemen some of the most popular picks in recent drafts. There were 12 defensive linemen taken in the first round last year, more than any other position, and they could again dominate the top of the draft this April.

“This year, D-line is strong,” Hortiz said.

That could be good news for the Ravens, who said at the season-review press conference that adding a pass rusher will be one of the priorities this offseason.

The strength in this year’s defensive line group is that a number of the players could fit in either 4-3 or 3-4 defensive schemes. These “tweener” guys, as Hortiz calls them, could be defensive ends or pass-rushing outside linebackers, depending on the team that drafts them.

Some of the players who fit that mold are South Carolina’s Melvin Ingram, Alabama’s Courtney Upshaw and Southern California’s Nick Perry.

“You’re probably going to see a lot of defensive lineman go in the first round again,” Hortiz said.

Geaux Chiefs

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