Recently, I was invited to represent Arrowhead Addict and the Chiefs in a mock draft by the sports website of one of the major networks. I can’t say which one, or reveal what exactly happened in the draft before I picked, because the mock hasn’t been released yet. But I can say who was still on the board when I picked, and who I ended up selecting.
On the Board:
- G/OT Branden Albert, Virginia
- RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas
- DT Glenn Dorsey, LSU
- CB Leodis McKelvin, Troy
- OT Ryan Clady, Boise St.
- DT Sedrick Ellis, USC
Over at Arrowhead Addict, we’ve disagreed over who the No. 1 player on the Chiefs’ Big Board should be for months now? I say QB Matt Ryan, while my brother Zach and most fans say OT Jake Long. There is no controversy, however, when it comes to the No. 2 player on our board, at least among the staff. This is a no-brainer decision for the Red and Gold. Either Long or Ryan would have been great for the offense, but we’ll gladly settle for the guy we believe to be the best defensive player in this draft–DT Glenn Dorsey, LSU. After he put his injury issues to bed at his Pro Day, he rocketed back up our board. Along with Jared Allen, Tamba Hali and Co., Dorsey will quickly help forge the Chiefs’ defensive line into one of the best units in the league. I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention dangling Darren McFadden out there and seeing if we could create a bidding war amongst the Jets and Patriots, and then trading down to get the same guy (or possibly Sedrick Ellis, who we also like). Such a trade is definitely something that could develop come draft day.
- Adam Best, Arrowhead Addict
Dorsey was the pick. And let me tell you, Chiefs fans, we’d be lucky to get him at No. 5. Everyone wants to talk about Jake Long or even Matt Ryan dropping, but what about Dorsey, possibly the best defender in the entire class? If Vernon Gholsten ends up going either first or second, this scenario is entirely possible. And, yes, we did look long and hard at Run DMC, but I couldn’t pull the trigger with Dorsey there. We would have picked him over Ellis, though.
Anyway, I’ll let you know when the actual mock drops so I can share. For now, watch out for the overdue “The Blueprint 4″ for more on the Jets, Patriots and other potential trading partners.