Kansas City Chiefs Select Georgia OLB Justin Houston In The 3rd Round Of The 2011 NFL Draft

The Kansas City Chiefs have selected Georgia OLB Justin Houston with their first 3rd round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Houston will likely fell a the pass rushing void the Chiefs have been looking to fill and will compete with Andy Studebaker for playing time opposite Tamba Hali.

The Chiefs had Houston in for a visit and we did a write up on him on our Chiefs Draft Interests page. You can check out the entire writeup here but below is a bit on Houston from that article:

If the Chiefs are looking for a pass rusher opposite Tamba Hali then Houston could be a pretty good option, especially if Akeem Ayers is off the board at #21. Still, what Larry says about Houston’s instincts against the pass concern me a bit. KC’s linebackers are woefully bad defending the pass and I think I’d rather have a guy who is more of a complete player. The fact of the matter is that Tamba Hali is never going to be a guy the Chiefs want dropping back in coverage. If Houston can’t develop better coverage skills the Chiefs would be stuck with two one trick ponies on the outside.

Houston was projected to go in the first round but he saw his stock plummet when word broke that he failed a drug test for weed at the NFL Combine.

Houston has serious skills and if the Chiefs believe he will get his act together he could be an absolute steal for KC in the third round.

What do you think Addicts? Was Houston the right pick for should the Chiefs have gone for a player that was a “better citizen?”


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