I've been working on some position-by-position previews and, looking at the defensive ends, I'm wondering if they're the position group the Chiefs feel the best about.
I know, I know. Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson have a ways to go but I'm fairly confident they'll develop properly.
Dorsey made some big strides last year and the Chiefs felt confident enough to draft Jackson third overall so I'm willing to give him some time. Those two players appear to be the starters for the foreseeable future and that's something the Chiefs seem content with.
What I also find interesting is the guys behind them -- Alex Magee and Wallace Gilberry.
Would anyone feel bad if Gilberry or Magee had to move in for a spot start? It's not ideal, but hey, it could be a lot worse. Gilberry had 4.5 sacks last year (second on the team) and usually is in on nickel packages so he sees plenty of time. Magee was a third round pick who will presumably improve from year one to year two to year three like a lot of defensive linemen do.
Bobby Greenwood isn't going to factor in a whole lot here but he was with the team last year so he has the familiarity down.
I know I'm using a lot of "ifs" and "presumablys" but defensive end is one of the positions I feel the best about at this point.
Am I wearing the rose-colored glasses or does anyone else feel pretty good about defensive end right now?
(Insert K-Staters telling me I forgot about Jeffrey Fitzgerald.)