From the FanPosts. -Joel
Below I'll break down the final roster based on the past three Kansas City Chiefs regimes. It's a surprisingly nice balance.
Running back: (4)
Wide Receiver: (6)
Tight Ends: (3)
Offensive Line: (8)
Defensive Line: (6)
Line Backers: (10)
Corner Backs: (5)
Special Teams: (3)
Eight players (15%) remain from the Carl Peterson era. Those eight players are considered the core of the team combining for eight Pro Bowls; Dustin Colquitt (1), Dwayne Bowe (1), Tamba Hali (2), DJ (2) and Jamaal Charles (2). Not included in the Pro Bowl list due to a couple snubs is Brandon Flowers. Thomas Gafford, the long snapper, and of course Branden Albert are the final two Peterson era players still on the roster. Three offensive, three defensive and two special teamers is a nice split on the roster. All eight of the remaining Peterson players are "starters" if you count the two special teamers. Looking back it seems Peterson and Herm were drafting very well on their way out (and to think we traded them for the next guy).
Nineteen players (35%) remain from the forgettable scott Pioli era. Pioli provided the franchise a couple studs in Eric Berry and Justin Houston who have accounted for three Pro Bowls. Nine of the current starters, if you count Ryan Succop, were drafted by Pioli. That includes both starting safeties, three of the five offensive linemen and two of the three defensive linemen. Of the 19 remaining players 10 play defense, eight play offense, and the one special teamer is Succop.
In his inaugural offseason, John Dorsey (let's be honest with the assistance of Andy Reid) has replaced 49% of the roster. Split right down the middle with 13 offensive player and 13 defensive players. Of those 26, eight are projected starters four on offense and four on defense. None of the players Dorsey brought in have a Pro Bowl under their belt but remember 10 are rookies.
There has been nice roster turnover under Dorsey/Reid. They left what was working and added a few key pieces in addition to massive depth. Pioli has the majority of the starters, Peterson the majority of the stars and Dorsey the majority of the roster. I think we're off to a good start in Kansas City with the new regime with a good balance of old and new.