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Chiefs' John Dorsey just misses out on top 10 GM ranking

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Is John Dorsey the 11th best GM in the NFL? That's what Rotoworld says in ranking all the GMs in the NFL. The homer in me feels this is a little low for the Kansas City Chiefs GM but it's a respectable position.

As the Rotoworld blurb says, Dorsey is what his record says he is and that's averaging 10 wins a season in his first three years as the Chiefs GM. It's fair to point out there was a lot of existing talent when he got here but Dorsey has also added key pieces in Alex Smith, Jeremy Maclin and Marcus Peters while also paying Justin Houston, Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson (and soon Eric Berry).

Scott Pioli and Carl Peterson’s talent base won’t be around forever. At some point, Reid and Dorsey need to start supplementing it in more meaningful ways. But keeping the talent base together is an accomplishment in and of itself, and Dorsey has the looks of being in the right place at the right time for a team that’s finally back on the move.

We're only three years into the Dorsey regime so it's a little early to judge all of his drafts but the overall roster is certainly stronger than it was when he got here. The previous regime couldn't say the same.

The top three on the GM ranking is Bill Belichick (Patriots), John Elway (Broncos) and John Schneider (Seahawks). Ted Thompson (Packers), who has ties to Dorsey like Schneider, is sixth.