Needs: OL, DE, LB, S, CB, QB, RB, TE
The Chiefs are a team that use a little help everywhere, so they can take the best player available. If things go south with All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez and running back Larry Johnson, which it looks like they are, the Chiefs are going to need help at those positions too. I’m not big on current QB Tyler Thigpen, but there is no QB that I believe is worth taking this high. Look for the Chiefs to strengthen their depth at QB, RB, and TE all in the later rounds.
Who They Will Draft: Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
If their is a “safe” pick in the draft, it’s Curry. He is a physical specimen at nearly 6 foot 2 and just over 250 pounds. If the Chiefs selected Curry, they would have a the best linebacking corps in the division (the best corps, not best linebacker, though.) Curry is a player that you can center your defense around. Pair him with first round picks from a year ago, DT Glenn Dorsey and CB Brandon Flowers and the Chiefs will have the cornerstones of a great defense.
Who They Should Draft: Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
I really like Curry. I also really like linebackers in the top ten. History is on my side, too. In the past three drafts, 5 linebackers have been taken in the top eleven. Only one of them (Keith Rivers, Cincinnati, 2008) has failed to notch a 100 tackle season. The other four are good company. In 2006: A.J. Hawk (Packers) and Ernie Sims (Lions), in 2007: Patrick Willis (49ers), and in 2008: Jerod Mayo (Pats.) All of which are anchors on their respected team’s defense.