We wanted to give you readers time to digest your decision without influencing you too much, but we’ve reached a nearly unanimous decision (four out of five) here in the Arrowhead Addict Staff War Room on what the Chiefs should do with the No. 5 pick in this scenario:
Chris Webb – No dizzy-doubt: With the fifth pick in the NFL Draft, the Kansas City Cheaps… er, um, /Chiefs/, select Glenn Dorsey, and they do it before their 15 minutes are done. This guy was #3 on my Fave 5 (behind Jake Long and Trade Down). I pray to the gods for the gift they’ve provided.
2nd choice—Glenn Dorsey again. Psyche! Without Jared Allen, I guess I could be down with Chris Long. Meh. The OLers are such a reach here that you gotta take one of those top guys.
Steven Hutton – 1st Choice, Chris Long–With Jared Allen now gone, DE becomes almost as big of need as O-lineman. With Jake gone, the Chiefs might be able to get Branden a little later or another quality OL. Chris was an awesome collge player and he is slated (by some “experts”) to be a full time down lineman in a 43 defense.
2nd choice is Dorsey, the Chiefs still need a presence inside on the D-line, Dorsey fits the bill.
Eric Crane – Dorsey. Jared’s replacement as far as being our D-line’s superstar. Plain and simple.
Second Choice – Branden Albert – We need offensive line help more than we do defensive line help. Plain and Simple.
Zach Best – Dorsey is my pick. I like Chris Long, but we drafted Turk in the second and if we are going to give Brodie a chance might as well give Turk one, too. Plus, I think Dorsey could make Tank and Turk better. Chris Long might not. If we are rebuilding then we might as well let the young players we got prove their worth, and that might mean moving Tamba to RE.
Adam Best – Here’s my opinion, and let me know what everybody thinks. We can get a good DE or OT with our second first-round pick. If that pick ends up being a DE like Derrick Harvey, then we can still come back and get a quality OT early on in round two. My point is that we can do a good job filling those positions with our next two picks, because this draft is strong when it comes to both DEs and OTs, at least at the top. On the other hand, after Glenn Dorsey and Sedrick Ellis the talent level at the DT position plummets. That is one reason I pick Dorsey.
The other is that I feel he is the best defensive player in this draft. I actually had him ranked above Jake Long and below only Matt Ryan. Why? Because while I love Jake, I don’t think he’s the best LT prospect in this draft. That would be Chris Williams. Anyway, Dorsey will make our defensive line G-Menesque. He will immediately make guys like Tank Tyler, Tamba Hali and Turk McBride better, as will the other rookie we add to the unit later in the draft.
I want us to really look at Chris Long, because scouts are really high on the kid. I think it’s because of the Howie hype, and that I preferred Vernon Gholsten, but the kid can play. I just don’t see near the upside as I do with Dorsey, or, hell, even guys like his teammate Albert or Williams. Let’s think this over and see if we can come to a consensus that we all have, excuse my French here, a hard-on over…
Well, we thought it over, and while Steven narrowilly preferred Chris Long, the overwhelming choice of our staff was Glenn Dorsey. We feel that he is the best defensive player in this draft, and that other than Ellis there is no player even in the same galaxy as him at his position in this class. We feel this strategy goes with the grain of the draft instead of against it, and will allow us to still fill our holes with quality players as the draft progresses. Meanwhile, we get a superduperstar in Dorsey.That’s the pick, folks, we’ll see if it shakes out like this on Saturday.