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Kansas City Chiefs remaining needs, post-free agency

The free agency period helped out a ton, but the Chiefs still need some more pieces.

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The Kansas City Chiefs enjoyed a productive offseason to this point. After watching the offensive line crumble throughout the season, general manager John Dorsey added depth with Paul Fanaika and a sure-fire starter at left guard in Ben Grubbs.

On the outside, Dorsey signed Jeremy Maclin to a five-year, $55 million deal, giving Kansas City a true deep threat with legitimate 1,000-yard potential for the first time in ions. Defensively, Dorsey was able to keep Tamba Hali and Mike DeVito thanks to both taking pay cuts, while retaining safety Ron Parker on a five-year deal and Josh Mauga on a three-year contract. Add in Tyvon Branch, and Kansas City appears ready to make a major run in the AFC West.

Still, there are holes to be filled. With Chris Owens still on the market, the Chiefs need to find a slot corner. There is also the question of depth at inside linebacker and nose tackle, along with the perimeter corners. On the defense alone, Dorsey must find at least four more players who can contribute.

Offensively, the depth is there almost across the board. An obvious need is center (perhaps of the starting variety), along with another receiver. I'm willing to bet Demetrius Harris will be a solid No. 2 tight end, so we will leave that alone for now.

In a perfect world, I would love to see the Chiefs take Florida State Seminoles center Cameron Erving in the first round before landing inside linebacker Paul Dawson of the TCU Horned Frogs in the second, with Miami Hurricanes receiver Philip Dorsett and Florida State tight end Nick O'Leary in the third round.

What do you believe is the biggest need for Kansas City? Explain in the comments below.

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