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So there they were with the 16th pick in the NFL draft. And Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson...

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So there they were with the 16th pick in the NFL draft. And Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson and his coach Dick Vermeil looked closely at the board — and they simply did not see a defensive player worth taking in that spot. Not one. "I would have gone defense," Vermeil said afterward. "Yeah. But I understand the process."

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