While reading this Adam Teicher Kansas City Star piece about the plethora of juniors declaring for April’s draft, a few things stood out Chiefs wise.
First off, Jason Dunn seems to be exactly what we expected — done:
“Everybody knows we’re focusing on the offensive line and the cornerback situations,” said Chuck Cook, the Chiefs director of college scouting. “But we’d like to get another power wide receiver, a guy who can go get it to help (Dwayne) Bowe out. We’d like to get another running back because you always need another one. We’d like to get another young linebacker. And we’d like to get a blocking tight end to replace (Jason) Dunn.
Second, it looks like the Darren McFadden pipe dream is officially over. That probably officially happened when Chan Gailey stepped through the door.
Not all of Kiper’s 16 first-round juniors would be of interest to the Chiefs. They will pass on Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, for instance, because they already have Larry Johnson.
I do understand that the Chiefs cannot afford to make a luxury pick this time around, especially early, But I never felt like Run DMC was a luxury pick. Oh well, hopefully the Raiders (or Cowboys?) will bite and either Jake Long or Ryan Clady will slip to us,