[editor's note, by Chris] The Mock Draft Tracker takes various mock drafts from around the Internet and tallies up their picks for the Chiefs first round pick. The tally is the number of choices for that particular position. The first round choices detail who people chose and the number of times that particular player has been chosen in a mock draft for the Chiefs pick. I'll do my best not to repeat any drafts and I'll also do my best to update any mock drafts that have changed since I posted them on here. Hopefully, this tracker will consolidate some basic numbers on the Kansas City Chiefs 2007 draft.
Herm Edwards did a decent job with the Chiefs in his first season as head coach, helping them to the playoffs despite losing Trent Green for much of the beginning part of the regular season. HB Larry Johnson was an absolute monster, breaking the record for carries in a single season. Defensively, the Chiefs could still use some work, specifically at DT, where Ryan Sims has been a bust. In this projection, however, they go with a WR in round one, as Eddie Kennison is probably better suited as a solid #2 wide-out. LSU WR Dwayne Bowe is being touted as the best overall player at the Senior Bowl, and is probably the best senior WR prospect in the entire draft. He and JaMarcus Russell developed quite a rapport at LSU, where Bowe ran great routes and showed off his excellent hands. As a senior, Bowe snagged 65 receptions for 990 yards and 12 touchdowns. Improving throughout his career for the Tigers, Bowe catches the ball with his hands as well as any prospect in the draft. It would be a surprise if he's still there in the second round come draft day.
The Chiefs offense has been dominant, but more thanks to Larry Johnson than anything their receivers have accomplished. Rice has the size, speed and overall athletic ability to quickly overtake Samie Parker and Eddie Kennison as Kansas City's number one receiver.
Draft Board Insider likes Sidney Rice as well.
Once the best in the league, Kansas City's offensive line scuffled a bit in 2006 after losing a couple starters. With Will Shields at the end of his career, the franchise is looking to have to rebuild the unit. Expect that to start with this year's draft; and if Levi Brown is available, I can't see them passing on him. Brown is the consensus #2 tackle prospect, and while he projects more as a right tackle than left, it's premature to rule out his ability to play the left side. At the very least, he'd provide the Chiefs with immediate depth.
This offense somehow aged 5 years between 2005 and 2006, so they need to get younger in a hurry. They haven't had a game changing WR in a while (D. Hall doesn't count) so the talented Bowe would fit well here. Bowe offers an upgrade at size, athletism and hand-eye coordination at the WR position and will eventually replace E. Kennison as the #1 WR in the offense.
Kansas City Chiefs - OT Tony Ugoh, Arkansas
The Chiefs are desperate for OT help and aren't going to get it in free agency.
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Dwayne Bowe WR, LSU: The Chiefs need a playmaker at wide receiver. Hell, they've needed one for 5 years now. Its finally time for them to use a first rounder on the position.
Kansas City - Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee
The offense needs a playmaker at receiver.
Dwayne Jarrett WR. Lacks the speed to make impact as downfield threat, but has great hands and runs impeccable routes.NFL Daily
The Chiefs have always had a good running game, a top tight end, but no real threat at the wide receiver position. They'll try to change this by drafting Sydney Rice out of South Carolina with their 1st pick. Rice has good size and speed and would have been selected higher if this years draft wasn't so deep at wide receiver. Larry Johnson and Tony Gonzalez need some of the pressure taken off of them and they'll get it with the selection of Rice.
First Round Choice
|14||Dwayne Bowe (6) Sidney Rice (5) Ted Ginn Jr. (1) Robert Meachem (1) Dwayne Jarrett (1)|
|4||Levi Brown (2) Tony Ugoh (2)|
|1||Leon Hall (1)|