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NUMBER7
04-28-2008, 08:00 AM
Posted on Sun, Apr. 27, 2008
A brief look at each of the Chiefs’ draft choices from this weekend’s NFL draft





Glenn Dorsey, DT
•Round: 1
•Height/Weight: 6-1  1/2 , 297
•College: LSU
•Fast fact: Dorsey spent two years as a child in leg braces after he was born with bowed legs.
•Career highlights: Dorsey won a handful of national defensive awards last year.
•Scouting report: Dorsey has all the tools to be an elite NFL defender, but he suffered a stress fracture in his right leg two years ago, and there are concerns the injury never healed properly.
•Whom this affects: After trading Jared Allen, the team will move Tamba Hali to right end and Alfonso Boone to left end.

Branden Albert, G/T
•Round: 1
•Height/Weight: 6-5 5/8 , 309
•College: Virginia
•Fast fact: Didn’t play football until his junior year of high school.
•Career highlight: Selected third-team All-American by the Associated Press
•Scouting report: Although he was mainly a guard at Virginia, Albert moves well enough and is strong enough to handle premier pass rushers, so the Chiefs will look at him at tackle.
•Whom this affects: Damion McIntosh might have to vacate his starting spot at left tackle and play on the right side or at guard.

Brandon Flowers, CB
•Round: 2
•Height/Weight: 5-9, 187
•College: Virginia Tech
•Fast fact: Flowers’ 17 tackles for loss are the most ever for a Virginia Tech defensive back.
•Career highlights: Flowers was a two-time All-American who had 10 interceptions in three seasons.
•Scouting report: Flowers has good quickness and outstanding hands, which the Chiefs are hoping makes up for his lack of size.
•Whom this affects: Edwards would like Flowers to replace Ty Law, who wasn’t re-signed last year.

Jamaal Charles, RB
•Round: 3
•Height/Weight: 5-11, 199
•College: Texas
•Fast fact: Charles was an All-American in track before he quit after his freshman year to focus on football.
•Career highlights: Charles had 18 touchdowns last season, which ranked fifth in school history, and his 1,619 yards rushing were fourth all time at Texas.
•Scouting report: Charles is a good runner and can catch passes out of the backfield. He is undersized and has had ankle issues.
•Whom this affects: Second-year running back Kolby Smith will have some competition at the backup spot.

Brad Cottam, TE
•Round: 3
•Height/Weight: 6-7, 270
•College: Tennessee
•Fast fact: Younger brother Jeff is also a tight end for the Vols.
•Career highlight: Finished his career by catching five passes for 125 yards against Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl.
•Scouting report: Cottam started only seven games at Tennessee and caught only 21 passes.
•Whom this affects: Jason Dunn. No chance the Chiefs will be tempted to re-sign him now.

DaJuan Morgan, S
•Round: 3
•Height/Weight: 6-0, 203
•College: North Carolina State
•Fast fact: Morgan led the Wolfpack last year with 97 tackles.
•Career highlight: He was ACC player of the week in October after he had 13 tackles and an interception that led to a TD.
•Scouting report: Morgan is versatile and big, and he can play either safety position in the NFL.
•Whom this affects: Jarrad Page and Bernard Pollard were the Chiefs’ starting safeties last year, so Morgan will compete for a backup spot.

Will Franklin, WR
•Round: 4
•Height/Weight: 6-0 1/2 , 214
•College: Missouri
•Fast fact: Franklin is the first MU player drafted by KC since Ernest Blackwell in 1998.
•Career highlight: Finished his MU career fourth in school history in both receptions (143) and receiving yardage (2,125).
•Scouting report: Franklin is fast enough and has enough ability to be a productive NFL player. It might take a year or two for that to happen.
•Whom this affects: Pushes Jeff Webb farther back in the line for wide-receiver playing time.

Brandon Carr, CB
•Round: 5
•Height/Weight: 6-0, 207
•College: Grand Valley State
•Fast fact: Carr had five tackles and an interception against Northwest Missouri State in last year’s Division II national-title game.
•Career highlights: Carr had 13 deflections and 45 tackles last year and added two interceptions.
•Scouting report: A lack of experience against big-time competition might slow his transition to the NFL.
•Whom this affects: Carr is expected to begin the season as a backup but could gain time as the Chiefs overhaul their secondary.

Barry Richardson, OL
•Round: 6
•Height/Weight: 6-6, 319
•College: Clemson
•Fast fact: Graduated from Clemson with a degree in health science.
•Career highlight: Became a starter five games into his collegiate career.
•Scouting report: A starter at left tackle in college, Richardson may be a guard for the Chiefs.
•Whom this affects: Richardson’s arrival could nudge Will Svitek out of a roster spot.

Kevin Robinson, WR
•Round: 6
•Height/Weight: 5-11, 196
•College: Utah State
•Fast fact: Robinson averaged 16 yards per touch, an NCAA record. He was a receiver who also returned punts and kickoffs and occasionally played running back.
•Career highlights: Robinson became one of the most decorated kick returners in college football when he returned eight kicks for touchdowns, also an NCAA record.
•Scouting report: Robinson is fast and elusive, but he clearly is a more accomplished kick returner than he is a receiver.
•Whom this affects: Eddie Drummond and Eddie Kennison split time returning kicks last year. Kennison was cut, and Drummond is a free agent whom the Chiefs are unlikely to re-sign.

Brian Johnston, DE
•Round: 7
•Height/Weight: 6-4, 269
•College: Gardner-Webb
•Fast fact: Started 40 of 42 games he played in college
•Career highlight: Had 21 sacks, including six last year.
•Scouting report: His small-college background means Johnston has a lot to learn and is some time away from being a consistent player.
•Whom this affects: Could steal some playing time that otherwise might have gone to Turk McBride.

Michael Merritt, TE
•Round: 7
•Height/Weight: 6-4, 263
•College: Central Florida
•Fast fact: This blocking tight end had 17 catches in 45 games at Central Florida. Twelve of those catches came last year.
•Career highlights: Merritt had a 19-yard reception against Memphis last year that led to a touchdown. His 17 career catches went for 201 yards.
•Scouting report: Herm Edwards was impressed with Merritt’s blocking, and the 263-pounder will be expected to provide depth and be an occasional blocker.
•Whom this affects: Merritt’s top competition will be Brad Cottam, another tight end drafted for his blocking.

Tribal Warfare
04-28-2008, 08:10 AM
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/594955.html

Extra Point
04-28-2008, 08:11 AM
Don't see the need for picking two TE's this draft. Single-back offense this season? Where is the biggest gap in the offense, then? LT?

NUMBER7
04-28-2008, 08:18 AM
Don't see the need for picking two TE's this draft. Single-back offense this season? Where is the biggest gap in the offense, then? LT?

Agreed I just wonder if here we go again with let's convert someone to a FB? I was really surprised by a couple of picks yesterday.

Extra Point
04-28-2008, 08:25 AM
Maybe we can (miraculously) trade for a veteran LT and/or FB in the off-season. I like the job the staff did with draft picks, but what the coordinators will do, with the talent they have, during games this season matters most.

Am I optomistic about next season? No. I'm hoping for a good draft after next season. We might wind up with Tim Tebow.

Still, gotta root for the red and gold.

NUMBER7
04-28-2008, 08:37 AM
Maybe we can (miraculously) trade for a veteran LT and/or FB in the off-season. I like the job the staff did with draft picks, but what the coordinators will do, with the talent they have, during games this season matters most.

Am I optomistic about next season? No. I'm hoping for a good draft after next season. We might wind up with Tim Tebow.

Still, gotta root for the red and gold.

Absolutely. Everyone needs to have lowered expectations for this year. I just do not see a few rookies coming in and providing this team with 4 more wins than they had the year before. If they do this coaching staff are freaking geniuses.

Pestilence
04-28-2008, 08:38 AM
Why are we going to have Boone play LDE?

Tribal Warfare
04-28-2008, 08:40 AM
Why are we going to have Boone play LDE?


It's a preliminary position till Johnston takes his place

BigRedChief
04-28-2008, 09:59 AM
Cottam started only seven games at Tennessee and caught only 21 passes. WTF? How does this rate a top 80 pick?

Basileus777
04-28-2008, 10:02 AM
Cottam started only seven games at Tennessee and caught only 21 passes. WTF? How does this rate a top 80 pick?

He's 6'8" 270 with 4.6 speed.

cookster50
04-28-2008, 10:03 AM
Cottam started only seven games at Tennessee and caught only 21 passes. WTF? How does this rate a top 80 pick?

Talent is there, he gets injured more that Rich Harden.

Reaper16
04-28-2008, 11:26 AM
Talent is there, he gets injured more that Rich Harden.
LMAO