We've talked plenty about the Kansas City Chiefs 2010 draft class and what an impact it was. Shortly after the draft last April, quite a few folks pegged the Chiefs with an "A" in the draft. The Chiefs accomplished two big things in that draft -- brought in character guys and speed.
A year later and the Chiefs 2010 class passed the test. ESPN's Mel Kiper re-graded the 2010 draft and, after giving the Chiefs a "B-" the day after the draft, has raised his grade to an "A".
Eric Berry was a home run pick at a need position, one of the more predicable outcomes in the whole draft. Dexter McCluster was a bit of a hit-and-miss guy. He wasn't a part of the passing game to the degree I thought he could be, but when a team has a versatile rookie that can affect multiple areas of the playbook, it's not a one-year plan. Tony Moeaki, who dropped after he dealt with some health issues at Iowa, became one of the steals of the draft. Javier Arenas was on the field early and often. Even fifth-rounder Kendrick Lewis became a starter. A big grade jump in a draft I underestimated.
That's a pretty good description of that draft. We're still in a wait-and-see mode with the two second round picks but, not to go Todd Haley on you, but I think their arrow is pointing up. All the other pieces, outside of LB Cameron Sheffield, fell into place.