What a day, baby, what a day. The consensus is in: the Chiefs pwned the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
First, we get DT Glenn Dorsey out of LSU, the top guy on the Best Bros.’ combined Big Board. You watch this dude’s highlights and you see the second coming of Warren Sapp. He’s already talking about how he feeds off the fans and how he hears we have some great ones. It’s going to be fun feeding off the big boy, and having the big boy feed off us. We used to have a defensive lineman like that, but I can’t seem to remember his name. That’s because the only name we need to remember now is Dorsey. Broncos‘ committee, L.T., Run DMC you’ve been served notice–there is a new man in the middle in the AFC West.
I’ve even got a new nickname for our new big man, inspired by the cult classic film Glengarry Glen Ross–Glenn Dorsey Glenn Hoss. If you don’t know the movie, rent it, Netflix it, iTunes it, buy it! Here’s the classic Alec Baldwin scene, major language alert. EAR MUFFS!
Next was Branden Albert, who we traded up to get at No. 15 and had no business being there. You loss is our gain, Matt Millen. And by loss, I ultimately mean job loss, as in you getting canned. Sucks for him. Meanwhile, we get a potential stud LT and a definite stud guard 10 picks later than we were originally considering drafting him. The Chiefs usually reach for players, but this year we straight stole players. Now that Phat Albert is joining Brian Waters and Damion McIntosh, we actually have the start of something that kinda resembles a solid offensive line. All we had to give up to get the trade done was moving back 10 spots with one of our thirds and a fifth-round pick. That’s a small price to pay for a possible All-Pro O-lineman.
Last but not least, is Brandon Flowers. No, not the lead singer from The Killers, but The Flowers Child. He’s not the biggest or the fastest corner, but on the field he’s a manchild hellbent on shutting down receivers. Honestly, he should have been a first rounder, so we got yet another steal. I would have preferred DeSean Jackson or Quentin Groves there, but the pundits are raving about Flowers, so hopefully I’ll be proven wrong. He seems perfect for the Cover 2.
Thus far we have three picks and three day-one starters. King Carl has regained his spot atop the throne, even if it’s only for the day. I have to give the Chiefs the draft’s highest grade. Oh, it feels so good…
Chiefs’ Day One Draft Grade: A+
Day Two Primer:
- Best Available Prospects – SI.com
- Snap Judgments -Don Banks/SI.com
- Draft Analysis – SI.com
- Highest-rated undrafted players – PFW
- ROY Projections – PFW
- Draft Analysis – PFW
- Draft Order (we own three of the next 20 picks!) – PFW
- Chiefs make good picks for bad team- Jason Whitlock/K.C. Star
- Chiefs’ Day 1 plan comes together – John Clayton/ESPN
- Draft Analysis – FoxSports.com
- Draft Day Recap – Arrowhead Pride
- Dorsey Slides to Chiefs – WPI
- Now This WasBig – Bob Gretz/KCChiefs.com
- Quick Impressions – Clifton Brown/SportingNews.com
- Draft Analysis – SportingNews.com
Adam’s Day Two Draft Apples:
- WR Early Doucet, LSU
- DE Jeremy Thompson, Wake Forest
- MLB Dan Conner, Penn State
- TE Brad Cottam, Tennessee
- OT Carl Nicks, Nebraska
- OT Ryan Collins, Kansas
- CB Charles Godfrey, Iowa
- CB Chevis Jackson, LSU
- QB Josh Johnson, San Diego
- QB Kevin O’Connell, San Diego State