View Full Version : NFL Draft What was the biggest steal of our Draft?

04-28-2008, 11:07 AM
Humor me. :)

Poll soon to follow.

04-28-2008, 11:17 AM
Some reports had Johnston going as high as the third round. IF he is as good as we hope (prayers), we might have ourselves another starting defensive end in another year. I think he'll flash in preseason and get at least 3 sacks in the regular season.

04-28-2008, 11:19 AM
Dorsey hands down. Getting the best player in the draft at the 5 spot is huge.

I also think we got value with Albert at 15

Extra Point
04-28-2008, 11:22 AM
UDFA Dingle

04-28-2008, 11:23 AM
We did well all the way thru IMO barring Carr reach.

Dorsey hands down, no Ryan Simms please.

El Jefe
04-28-2008, 11:27 AM
Dorsey no doubt in my mind, the best player in the draft.

04-28-2008, 11:27 AM
Dorsey hands down. Getting the best player in the draft at the 5 spot is huge.

I also think we got value with Albert at 15

Couldn't agree more :clap:

Mile High Mania
04-28-2008, 11:30 AM
Put Dierkshun on a suicide watch if anything negative happens to any of these players... wow.

04-28-2008, 11:35 AM
Flowers because Dorsey still went top 5.

04-28-2008, 11:39 AM
Johnston was the biggest pure steal of the draft.

Dorsey was an awesome pick, but he only fell a couple spots. Johnston fell a few ROUNDS. He was predicted as a 3rd rounder and we got him in the 7th. He has fantastic size, measurables, and production.

I'm still amazed that we got him so late, I don't know if teams just forgot about him or what. I have no doubt this guy will be an NFL player.

04-28-2008, 11:41 AM
UDFA Dingle


04-28-2008, 11:53 AM
Dorsey was a no-brainer and that fell to us by the decisions of other teams, not our own acumen. Flowers was a brilliant pick and while not technically a 'steal', it was a pre-emption of some other clubs in the CB hunt.

04-28-2008, 12:30 PM
i hate to label any one a steal till we see production vs. dollars pd.

04-28-2008, 12:35 PM
We knew most likely Dorsey or Long was going to be there at no5. There were plenty of OT's in the draft so we knew we could land one of those as well. Getting Flowers in round 2 was my vote.

04-28-2008, 02:26 PM
This was a tough poll to answer, considering that there were so many choices to choose from!

All of the Chiefs first six choices were bonafide steals. Dorsey should have gone #1 overall, at worst #2 and definitely no later than #3. KC catches this coup of a pick and he could easily be (injury-free and hold-out free) the most talented DT to put on Chiefs Red since Buck Buchanan.

Getting Glenn Dorsey made that 9 game losing streak worth it. That's why he got the vote. He is without question, a superbeast!

But to also get Albert (widely considered a Top 10 talent) @ #15, and Flowers @ #35 (widely considered to be a 1st round talent), gives the Chiefs in the big scheme of things 3 first round picks and two Top 10 picks amongst them (including the most talented player in the Draft).

Our 3 3rd round picks aren't starters on Week 1, but all of them will be eventual long-term starters for the Chiefs, as well as part of the nucleus of future Chiefs successes of a Chiefs team we can all be proud of.

Love the late selections too. They desperately needed an infusion of young talent and this Draft supplied them with a minimum of 9 players who will make the team. Heck, you can make an argument that every one of these picks is in a Chiefs jersey in Foxboro for Week 1 (Merritt would probably need to convert to FB to maximize his chances, but if he can block like Herm claims he can, shouldn't be that hard a transition).

Best Chiefs Draft weekend since trading up for Tony Gonzalez and this weekend was clearly better than that. Carl hasn't had many good drafts but this one will rank alongside 1989, 1996 & 1997 as being among the best in his regime. This Draft can be correctly named as "The Smorgasbrod of Steals"

They will likely have another 6-10 or worse season again this year but so long as they cash in on the Draft yet again, they'll be able to really have talent all over the place on both sides of the ball to start making some big-time strides in 2009.

04-28-2008, 02:30 PM
Dorsey's the best player in the draft. I really think a few teams missed the boat on Albert; in my mind he's without doubt better than Clady and Williams. In fact I'm not sure it's close. Albert has far more talent than those two and, while he's a "project," I don't see the huge holes in his game like the other two have, mostly being complete pussies and weak run-blockers. Flowers is a solid value, nothing too special. I really think we hit it out of the ballpark with Charles. I guess you could argue Richardson fell for a reason (work ethic). Brian Johnston, though, that guy was a MAJOR steal. When you look at all the workout warriors getting drafted in the fourth- and fifth-round for upside, why the hell wasn't this guy taken? 6'5", 275lb. with 4.6 speed? Are you kidding me?!

04-28-2008, 02:38 PM
I'd say Morgan I thought he was a top 45 player.

04-28-2008, 02:42 PM
Getting Glenn Dorsey made that 9 game losing streak worth it.

:clap: :clap: :clap: Without a doubt. This guy is the reason I cheered when the Jets won the toss for OT. Never thought we would get a player like him at 5 though.