Chiefs Draft Grade Through The First Round

The Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night picked Memphis DT Dontari Poe with their first round pick in the 2012 NFL draft. Even though Poe hasn't played a game we all feel as if we need to judge whether it was the right pick or not, so here's my shot at the Chiefs grade through one round of the NFL draft.

Chiefs round one draft grade: C

I understand many people aren't thrilled with the pick, and some will grade it lower, but I think it deserves a C because of the potential factor. I think you're banking on Romeo Crennel and defensive line coach Anthony Pleasant to coach Poe up and make him realize his potential. He also gives the Chiefs defense a little more flexibility if he can stay on the field. I understand the potential positives from the pick.

But this is a first round pick that comes with question marks (for the second year in a row). He didn't dominate his level of play at Memphis and the Chiefs haven't exactly nailed the nine defensive tackles they've drafted in the last 10 years. That's where the concern comes in.

So I'll go right down the middle and grade it a C. I see the ups, but the downs are also very real.

We'll have a draft grade poll in the morning once the rest of AP wakes back up.

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