Chiefs Links: Around the NFL: How did 2001 draftees pan out?

Very slow day but I did manage to find an article from Cantonrep.com that is pretty interesting. You know how you always hear people tossing out the phrase “that payer can be the teams answer for the next 10 years?” Chiefs fans have been hearing it from draft “experts” every time one of them says that KC will take Russel Okung. “Okung can be the Chiefs answer at LT for the next 10 years.” Really? Cantonrep takes a looks at the first round of the NFL draft from 2001 and recaps where all those players are “ten years later.” Check it out!

It’s always good for a laugh when a draft analyst says, “This guy could be the solution for 10 years.”

Steady. Consistent. Durable.

Funny. Football doesn’t do Cal Ripken. Often enough these days, it defies one more key word: Retainable.

Sure, there’s an occasional Brett Favre. Or a Peyton Manning.

But 10-year men? Even the ones who make it that far tend to encounter speed bumps built like brick walls.

As we contemplate the list of potential 10-year men in the 2010 draft, let us revisit the first-round draft class of 2001.

Several teams got lucky and drafted a 10-year man. As you step through the list, though, you might sprain an ankle stepping along a road filled with peril.

The 2010 first round:

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