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Mr. Kotter
04-30-2006, 08:28 PM
I've gotta say, this is the second draft in a row since '96 or '97 when I haven't screamed "Damn it, Carl....you're FIRED!!!" at my television. :)

Carl and Herm addressed need but also got pretty good good value for their picks (except in the second round.) Other than the usual second round "reach" by Carl, the only real head-scratchers were not addressing the CB position earlier, and neglecting to address the DT position entirely. And FWIW, if you are gonna reach, a guy called "BoneCrusher" is a good one to "reach" for. :D



1st Round: Tamba "The Liberian Nightmare" Hali, DE/Penn State http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/hali_tamba
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/de/tambahali.html

Tenacious "high motor" pass rusher, to complement Jared Allen. He's apparently quick off the ball, and explodes into the backfield; however, he holds his own against the run. Great intangibles and character, who is still improving as a player. Concerns about his size, and straight line speed moved him down according to some accounts. A solid and safe choice who could become a Pro Bowl player. Though unspectacular--he's no Eddie Freeman. I know it's blasphemy at this point, but I can't help but envision Dwight Freeney watching video of him.



2nd Round: Bernard "BoneCrusher" Pollard, SS/Purdue
** MUST SEE Video link-->> http://youtube.com/watch?v=sZaF4AniLfg&sea...rnard%20pollard
http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/pollard_bernard
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/s/bernardpollard.html

If you think this was a reach, the video may help you to feel better--click on the video link above. A Strong Safety with a nickname, "BoneCrusher"? What more do you need to know? Heh. Okay, his 40 yd speed is 4.6, and while respectable is a concern for some. He strikes me as the kind of player who "plays" faster than they "time." He is extremely tough, physical, and intimidating; a sure tackler who is instinctive and excels against the run. Think a young Sammy Knight (without the $2 million salary in 2007) or John Lynch. His lack of top end speed and consistent coverage skills make him more suited to Herm's Cover-2 defense. Some even project him at OLB.



3rd Round: Brodie "The Next Tom Brady?" Croyle, QB/Alabama http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/croyle_brodie
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/qb/brodiecroyle.html

Smart, decisive leader who makes good decisions and has a stronger arm than many give him credit for. Naturally athletic, he is also accurate and has good touch on his passes. A pocket passer who uses his savvy, rather than his feet to avoid pressure and sacks. Has had some nagging injuries and needs to get healthy, and add some weight to his frame. Two years of holding a clipboard on the sidelines, along with a commitment to the weight room could turn him into the Chief's QBOTF, and a real steal as the 85th pick in this draft. Or he could become another Pat Barnes or Mike Elkins.



5th Round: Marcus "Hey, Warfield Was a 7th rounder" Maxey, CB/Miami (FL) http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/maxey_marcus
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/cb/marcusmaxey.html

Many fans were disappointed waiting until the 5th round to address what many believe will be a major weakness next year, especially with the departure of Eric Warfield. Croyle's availability in the 3rd, coupled with Herm's apparent comfort level with the current CBs on the roster, caused the Chief's to pass on a number of talented CBs who will likely have good NFL careers. Maxey is big, athletic, fast, and he seems to have good instincts. The downside? He's raw and inexperienced. He is still learning the position--kinda like a Warflield 9 years ago. A good special teams player who could develop quickly, or become another William Bartee.



6th Round: Tre "I'm no Will Shields, yet" Stallings, OG/Ole Miss http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/stallings_tre
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/og/trestallings.html

Smart, with good size and technique, he is versatile and experienced. He started all four years in college at both tackle positions, but is projected to move inside as a Pro. Some have questioned his work ethic, and toughness. If he hits the weight room and stops relying on his talent and bloodlines (dad played in the NFL), he could challenge Wellbourne and Black as the heir apparent when Will Shields retires. I'd have preferred they went DT with this pick, but if this kid comes on....we may have found a replacement for Shields.



6B: Jeff "Think Sylvester Morris, with Speed" Webb, WR/San Diego State http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/webb_jeff
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/wr/jeffwebb.html

A lot of folks seemed surprised that he dropped out of the 3rd or 4th round, so this pick would seem to be a good value. He's big, athletic, and fast, but also has good hands and is acrobatic catching the ball. He is confident, and was very productive in college. Apparently, he needs to work on his routes, and running after the catch. Another good young WR, with "potential," to add to the stable of Parker, Thorpe, and McIntyre.



7th Round: Jared "Surely I Can Beat-Out Woods and Bartee" Page, SS/UCLA http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/page_jarrad
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/s/jarradpage.html

Naturally athletic, with great size, Page has only adequate speed for a safety. This pick probably sends both Bartee and Woods packing come June. Another SS who's size and lack of top-end speed may get him moved to OLB. Experienced and instinctive, he should be a quick study. A very good baseball player, who was also drafted in MLB, he's decided to commit to football last fall. We'll soon see if that was a good decision.


JMHO, based on what I read and heard over the weekend. Fire away...



Thoughts, comments??? :hmmm:

dirk digler
04-30-2006, 08:34 PM
Great job Rob!

I think the Chiefs did very well this year.

Mr. Kotter
04-30-2006, 08:40 PM
Great job Rob!

I think the Chiefs did very well this year.

Aw, shucks...thanks, David. :redface:

dirk digler
04-30-2006, 08:45 PM
Aw, shucks...thanks, David. :redface:

No problem I think it is the best overview I have seen here. I missed the whole day today so I had no idea who the Chiefs drafted and what their strengths and weakness are. Thanks!!

HMc
04-30-2006, 08:48 PM
I really wanted to log on and get a concise overview, not read 16 page threads arguing the merits of each pick. Rep.

Mr. Kotter
04-30-2006, 08:53 PM
I really wanted to log on and get a concise overview, not read 16 page threads arguing the merits of each pick. Rep.

I did one last year, and a lot of folks seemed to appreciate it....thanks.

John_Wayne
04-30-2006, 08:59 PM
Good job.

Lurch
04-30-2006, 09:35 PM
Bonecrusher and Liberian Nightmare, I like. The Next Tom Brady....let's not get ahead of ourselves. Otherwise, nice.

Mr. Kotter
04-30-2006, 11:30 PM
Good night, bump.

kregger
05-01-2006, 12:35 AM
I like the draft also. I do think that "Bonecrusher" is going to be a Bennie Thompson kind of special teams freak. If he can work into the secondary and lay the wood, all the better.

Adept Havelock
05-01-2006, 05:53 AM
Good assesment. Thanks. "Liberian Nightmare"? Heh. Sounds like something out of a Klanner's worst dream. :thumb:

Hopefully "Sly Mo" with speed is also "Sly Mo" w/out glass ankles.

Did you have to remind me of Pat Barnes? :p

Mecca
05-01-2006, 06:05 AM
The only thing I think is interesting is those 2 safeties really aren't cover 2 safeties. Maybe we aren't going cover 2?

Bob Dole
05-01-2006, 07:09 AM
Did you have to remind me of Pat Barnes? :p

Would have preferred Matt Blundin?

FAX
05-01-2006, 07:16 AM
Excellent analysis, Mr. Mr. Kotter.

Like a fat lady on a roller coaster, I think the Chiefs did as well as could be expected.

This was a good draft given the team's needs, the picks they had, and the players available at the time.

I'm anxious to see how quickly these players can develop. Every draft is a crap shoot of sorts, but it will be interesting to see how FA and then camp goes. I am intriqued by Herm's comments that no one will know what the 53 will look like until the season starts.

FAX

StcChief
05-01-2006, 07:26 AM
Nice analysis.

Chief Henry
05-01-2006, 07:43 AM
Kotter,

REP heading your way for all of this stuff.

ct
05-01-2006, 08:24 AM
Dwight Freeney? That's a big stretch, but I like Hali a lot!!

Really excited we got Croyle!! Bulk him up, and I believe he is our QBOTF.

While I don't love Pollard in the 2nd, I like his attitude, and we need a lot of that.

2nd day I have no complaints. Frankly, I didn't see any CBs I liked after Griffen was selected a few picks prior to our 2nd rounder, so IMO Maxey was about the same value as any other selected in between, so that was a good decision. Again, my opinion.

I like the "potential" of Webb. Lesser competition, but 90+ receptions last year says a lot.

patteeu
05-01-2006, 08:28 AM
"The Liberian Nightmare" needs to go. We need a little more imagination and alliteration here. How about "The Monrovian Marauder?" (Monrovia is the capital of Liberia and it's where Hali lived when he was there).

shakesthecat
05-01-2006, 08:53 AM
Nice work , Kotter!

Mr. Kotter
05-01-2006, 12:19 PM
The only thing I think is interesting is those 2 safeties really aren't cover 2 safeties. Maybe we aren't going cover 2?

I'm not sure about Page, but I heard and read a number of times....that Pollard's speed issue and lack of man-to-man skills make him more suited to zone defense, particularly the Cover 2. It makes sense to me.....:shrug:

Mr. Kotter
05-01-2006, 12:30 PM
Would have preferred Matt Blundin?

I thought about adding him to that list, but he was like the 40th pick overall....which is even more depressing....:banghead:

Lurch
05-01-2006, 01:42 PM
"The Liberian Nightmare" needs to go. We need a little more imagination and alliteration here. How about "The Monrovian Marauder?" (Monrovia is the capital of Liberia and it's where Hali lived when he was there).

How about Liberian Labotomizer?

Mr. Kotter
05-01-2006, 05:36 PM
Bump for the evening crew

patteeu
05-01-2006, 06:55 PM
How about Liberian Lobotomizer?

That would work. :thumb:

Whosurdaddy
05-01-2006, 07:01 PM
Hellstorm Hali

Manila-Chief
05-01-2006, 07:06 PM
Good job Kotter ... has more meaning coming from you ... but confirms what many of us were thinking.

For once I'm not negative about this draft ... it has a chance.

Being a missionary I hope Hali is a success ... makes for a great story!!!! I like the QBOF ... can't tell at this point but he has a chance of being the best QB of this draft!!!!

go bowe
05-01-2006, 10:26 PM
I'm not sure about Page, but I heard and read a number of times....that Pollard's speed issue and lack of man-to-man skills make him more suited to zone defense, particularly the Cover 2. It makes sense to me.....:shrug:yeah, several predraft summaries mentioned him being good for a cover 2...

i'm not sure about page, but i wouldn't be surprised since he sounds a lot like pollard, big and not terribly fast...