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Talent Evaluator Calls 2010 NFL Draft "Very Deep Defensively"

In an interview with their official site, Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert said this was an "excellent" draft for the defensive side of the ball.

"It's very deep defensively," he said. "Offensively, there might not be as many big name skill position players, but there are a lot of good players."

This is interesting (especially coming from someone actually in the NFL) because the Chiefs chose to make the defensive line a priority in 2009.

Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star reports, "I can tell you that the Chiefs saw the '09 draft as the time to upgrade the D-line. That was [a] priority. Don't see it [two years] in a row."

No worries, though, Chiefs fans. Offensive tackle is another perceived option for the Chiefs' fifth overall pick and Colbert says that position is deep as well.

"If you’re to ask me why (it’s another good year for offensive tackles in the draft)," Colbert said, "I’d say colleges are developing more offensive linemen, particularly pass protectors, which are usually the left tackle types."

This also intrigues me because I wonder what will happen to the perceived value of a left tackle when the college ranks begin pushing a higher number of quality players out on a consistent basis. If the supply goes up, the demand will go down.

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