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NFL Roster Cuts: Kansas City Chiefs 2009 Draft Picks On The Bubble

The Kansas City Chiefs didn't get a major impact from their 2009 NFL draft class in year one and, judging by the roster bubble players, they shouldn't expect a major impact from them in year two.

There are quite a few 2009 draft picks that are on the roster bubble. From my perspective, I count two of the eight picks that are definite locks to make the team in 2010.

1st round pick DE Tyson Jackson: He's safe.

3rd round pick DE Alex Magee: He's currently on the third team behind Tyson Jackson and newcomer Shaun Smith. If we're going strictly by performance, Magee probably wouldn't make it. But GMs sometimes have a hard time admitting a mistake and releasing a draft pick as high as the third round after just one year. Either way, he's definitely on the bubble.

4th round pick CB/S Donald Washington: The Chiefs switched his position from cornerback in year one two safety i year two. Switching positions after one year usually isn't a good sign for a player. He's currently behind starter Jon McGraw and future starter Kendrick Lewis so there's not much of a future for him if you go by the depth chart. He's young, though, and has a lot of athleticism so I can envision a scenario, however likely or unlikely it may be, with the Chiefs keeping him.

5th round pick OL Colin Brown: He spent the 2009 season on IR so the Chiefs don't have much NFL tape on him outside of training camp and preseason. He's behind starter Ryan O'Callaghan at right tackle and, with O'Callaghan out, it's Barry Richardson backing him up. Like Washington, the Chiefs switched Brown's position from right tackle in college, to guard in year one (before IR) and then back to right tackle. I'm not sure where he fits right now.

6th round pick WR Quinten Lawrence: He was released last year and spent time on the practice squad. His skillset doesn't seem to have a place on the Chiefs roster. They've been giving him chances to earn a job as a returner but to this point Javier Arenas and Dexter McCluster have outperformed him. He works hard and does what the coaches ask but I'd be surprised if he made the 53-man roster.

7th round pick RB Javarris Williams: He probably got beat out by Jackie Battle for the third running back spot. He didn't play last week which could mean a couple of things: The Chiefs are definitely going to release him and don't want him to get injured costing them an injury settlement or he's going on the practice squad and they don't want the rest of the league to get more tape on him when he hits waivers.

7th round pick TE Jake O'Connell: He's an interesting case. If you asked me at the beginning of training camp, I would have said he was a long shot to make the roster. But he showed flashes of some ability at times, maybe enough for the Chiefs to keep him. If the Chiefs keep three tight ends, I see him getting the nod over Leroy Banks.

7th round pick Ryan Succop: He's safe.

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