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Chiefs Rookies Will Likely Be Among The Most Productive In The NFL

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The Chiefs drafted seven players. As it stands now, five of those figure to play a legitimate role in their rookie year.

  • Eric Berry: Likely the starting safety
  • Dexter McCluster: Likely the starting slot receiver
  • Javier Arenas: Likely the starting nickel cornerback
  • Tony Moeaki: Possibly the starting tight end
  • Jon Asamoah: Likely a reserve guard
  • Cameron Sheffield: Likely a reserve linebacker
  • Kendrick Lewis: Possibly the starting safety

Berry is almost assured of being the starter not only because of his draft position but because that's where he's worked all spring. McCluster and Arenas may not technically be starters but they will play major roles in the offense and defense.

Moeaki is catching on strong and Lewis was among the first team for a portion of OTAs. Asamoah and Sheffield are obviously part of the foundation for the future but likely won't see much more than mop-up duty in 2010.

The Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher writes that it already appears that this class will be more productive than the 2009 class, which featured Tyson Jackson and Ryan Succop as the only two main contributors.

Then again, with just Jackson and Succop contributing from that class saying this year will be better isn't much of a compliment.