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That Makes Half of the Herm Edwards Era Draft Picks Gone

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With the trade of Tank Tyler to the Carolina Panthers, the Kansas City Chiefs now have 13 of the 26 draft picks from the Herm Edwards era (2006-08).

Tyler was a third round draft choice in the 2007 draft, and now that he's gone, only two players remain from that draft class. 

Here's how the Herm era drafts are shaking out:

2006

Remaining: OLB Tamba Hali, QB Brodie Croyle, S Jarrad Page

Gone: S Bernard Pollard, CB Marcus Maxey, OT Tre Stallings, WR Jeff Webb

The 2006 draft isn't that bad as there are still two starters remaining and Bernard Pollard may have been the result of a scheme change. 

2007

Remaining: WR Dwayne Bowe, RB Kolby Smith

Gone: DE Turk McBride, DT Tank Tyler, K Justin Medlock, OT Herb Taylor, TE Michael Allan

The 2007 draft is looking pretty terrible at this point.  It looks like just one contributor remains as Kolby Smith has yet to practice since being on the PUP list. The team did get compensation for Tyler so that's not so bad.

2008

Remaining: DE Glenn Dorsey, LT Branden Albert, CB Brandon Flowers, RB Jamaal Charles, TE Brad Cottam, S DaJuan Morgan, CB Brandon Carr, OT Barry Richardson

Gone: WR Will Franklin, WR Kevin Robinson, DE Brian Johnston, TE Michael Merritt

The 2008 draft still looks solid.

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It's something we've gotta remember around here when we're talking about immediate success (or lack thereof) from the new regime -- for whatever reason, whether it be talent or scheme, the Chiefs only have three contributors from the '06 and '07 drafts. 

This thing will take some time, there's no doubt about that.  But the Chiefs are stockpiling draft picks so they have the players they think will make this thing work.