EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 11: Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs is tackled by Brodney Pool #22 of the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on December 11, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
The upside here is huge but, with an upside, also comes a downside. We don't know what's up with Bowe, Baldwin is still unproven at this point and we don't know what we have in those two draft picks. Terrance Copper is a special teams wiz so he's a good bet to stick around. Devon Wylie (4th round) and Junior Hemingway (7th round) are both 2012 draft picks. Horne was on the team last year and Markshausen spent time in camp last year. Newsome was signed near the end of last year and Weaver was an offseason addition. Bellamy is an undrafted free agent, who has drawn some attention.
You can count on...Baldwin will make a bigger impact this year. He ran with the ones in the offseason and presumably he won't be missing half the regular season again like he did last year. Baldwin's the key here -- if he performs, it could create some clarity in Bowe's longterm situation. If he doesn't perform, the Chiefs have a lot of question marks with this group.