Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
I have to strongly disagree with this statement.
The Colts, after going 2-14, turned in an 11-5 season and a playoff berth. They have Reggie Wayne, Vontae Davis, Dwight Freeney (on the downside of his career but still a factor), Pat Angerer, Robert Mathis, Donnie Avery and a shit ton of very promising young players in Anthony Costanzo, T.Y. Hilton, Vick Ballard, Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen.
We're talking about players ALREADY on the roster just before the 2012 draft. I was specific when I said before the rebuilds happened, these teams had nothing. In which case you have to remove Davis, Avery, Hilton, Ballard, Fleener, and Allen from that list. Costanzo was pretty bad his rookie year (though certainly not his fault) and could be compared to Dontari Poe only on the offensive line. And Pat Angerer was garbage and is still garbage.
See above. I still find it highly unlikely that the Chiefs will have a record of 11-5 or better, regardless of which QB is taken at #1 overall. There are holes, gaping holes, at CB, Safety, ILB and QB and depth is needed all throughout the defensive side of the ball.
Another factor to keep in mind is that the Chiefs don't know how to win. The majority of this roster consists of guys that have played on exactly one winning team in five seasons and zero playoff wins.
It is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to early to predict a winning season when there have been no offseason moves, let alone, the draft.
The Chiefs have a long, long way to go.
Again, I said IF the Chiefs hit on their QB. I'm not predicting playoffs next year or anything, but we're going to see that rebuild take far less time if or when a real QB is acquired.
The most GLARING hole is starting CB. We can find our solution to that in the draft in the 2nd round and beyond most likely. One or two other starters on defense can also be taken in this draft for us.
Just with those changes, we're not exactly a complete team either, but we're certainly not the 2012 Colts or the 2011 Panthers. If we draft as well as the Colts did in 2012 (and that includes hitting on our QB at #1), we make a huge leap.