QB - Cassel ( trade - Scott Pioli)
HB - Charles (3rd Round - Carl Peterson)
HB - Hillis ( FA - SP)
TE - Tony Moeaki ( 3rd Round - SP)
WR - Dwayne Bowe (1st Round - CP)
WR - Jon Baldwin (1st Round - SP)
LT - Brandon Albert ( 1st Round - CP)
LG - Jeff Allen (2nd Round - SP)
RT - Eric Winston ( FA - SP)
DE - Tyson Jackson (1st Round - SP)
NT - Dontari Poe (1st Round - SP)
DE - Glenn Dorsey (1st Round - CP)
OLB - Tamba Hali (1st Round - CP)
ILB - Javon Belcher (UDFA - CP)
ILB - Derrick Johnson (1st Round - CP)
OLB - Justin Houston (3rd Round - SP)
CB - Brandon Flowers (2nd Round - CP)
S - Eric Berry ( 1st Round - SP)
41% 9 of the Chiefs 22 Starters were drafted by the Chiefs in the 1st Round. (5 by Carl Peterson, 4 by Scott Pioli)
6 of the 11 Defensive starters were 1st Round picks by the Chiefs. 3 were Offensive.
18% 4 of the Chiefs 22 Starters were drafted by the Chiefs in the 3rd Round. (3 offense , 1 defense)
13% 3 Chiefs that are Starters were drafted in the 2nd round. (Flowers, Hudson, Allen).
09% Only 2 home-grown starters were drafted in a round below the 5th round - Kendrick Lewis. Javon Belcher.
Pioli - 8 Offense / 6 Defense
Peterson - 3 Offense / 5 Defense
Units That Pioli has Changed :
Offensive Line (4 of 5)
Secondary (3 of 4)
Utility (3 of 5)
Defensive Line ( 2 of 3)
Linebacker (1 of 4)
Sub Packages ( that make up the right 30 of 53)-
1.Steven Breaston (SP- FA)
2. Eric Boss (SP - FA)
3. Dexter McCluster (SP - 2nd Round)
4. Allen Bailey (SP - 3rd Round)
5. Javier Arenas (SP - 2nd Round)
6. Amon Gordon (SP- FA)
7. Devon Wylie (SP - 4th Round)
Overall Thoughts -
Pioli has been unbiased when it comes to drafting offense or defense. He has drafted 3 Defensive starters in the 1st round, which might state that he feels safer going defense over offense. Outside of Eric Berry, Pioli has yet to draft a player than many experts would call a star. That being said Justin Houston , Dontarie Poe , and Jon Baldwin may have the potential to get there.
Going into next season, most critics will state that the Chiefs 3 weakest positions are Quarterback, Inside Linebacker, and Free Safety. (Halfback, Defensive End, and Wide Out could be needs as well. ) The only positions Scott Pioli has NOT drafted in his 4 years are Inside Linebacker and Punter.
The bottom line for most fans is quarterback. Although the Patriots were many things, Pioli gained a reputation for one reason - He was the man who found Tom Brady. That being said, he's only drafted one Quarterback in 4 years. And Tyler Palko looked nothing like Brady and everything like Brodie Croyle.
Despite it going against his reputation, Pioli will be on the hotseat - not this offeseason but next - if he can't find a Brady like QB.