Dwayne Bowe was ranked the third best offensive rookie by Sports Illustrated, behind only Joe Thomas and Purple Jesus.
The real story here, though, is the list serving as a reminder that you can find top-notch offensive line talent after the first round. Guard Aaron Sears (round two, pick 35; Tampa Bay), center Samson Satele (round two, pick 60; Miami) and tackle Tony Ugoh (round two, pick 42; Indianapolis) — also known as Redbeard’s personal salvation project — all made the list. Marshal Yanda, who started 12 games for the Ravens, was not listed, but he was picked in the third round.
The point is that the Chiefs don’t have to pick a tackle in the first round, especially with this year’s great free agent crop of O-lineman.