Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford (30) celebrates during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game against the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Select Dee Ford In First Round


We finally have an answer to who will be the Chiefs’ pick at 23 overall.

With the 23rd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Dee Ford, a defensive end/outside linebacker from Auburn.

Here’s a write up from Nolan Nawrocki:

Very good acceleration and burst to beat blockers off the ball. Anticipates the snap very well and has a long second step. Plays with urgency and keeps working to the quarterback. Outstanding energy and work ethic. Athletic enough to fall in coverage and play on his feet. Beat Texas A&M RT Cedric Ogbuehi for two sacks to close out a 45-41 upset victory and finished the season strong. Respected, defensive tempo-setter — distinguished by his effort, hustle and pursuit.

Kansas City’s next pick is scheduled for the third round on Friday night.

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  • Andrew

    This is the biggest joke of an organization I have ever seen. Ashamed to even be a chiefs fan. #getaclue

    • micah stephenson

      Sigh. That sums up my level of excitement

      • Danny W

        Could have had Teddy. What say you about that?

        • Michael Shaw

          Really?! You had to poke that bear??? LOL!!

          • Danny W

            Someone had too!! LOL

    • Richard Comstock

      why?who would you have drafted? we can get a good wr later in this draft..FORD IS AMAZING!

      • Andrew

        Marquis Lee would have been nice. We have yet to draft a successful playmaker on offense since jamaal charles

        • Richard Comstock

          Lee would have been a reach to me…hes not a hand catcher either..this class is VERY deep..we can get a wr later that could make as big of an impact as lee..and have a pass rusher..

          • Andrew

            We will see how much of a waste it is the next few years. That’s why they play the games.

          • Richard Comstock

            this is true..im just trying to make most of you guys feel better…i watched ford many times and not really as a fan..and hes impressive..Very good burst

          • Andrew

            I hope you are right.

        • Jordan

          Lee is nothing but a bust waiting to happen. Slow, with a bad case of the dropsies. Oh and he’s from USC? Yeah F that

          • Andrew

            Guarantee he would be better than no show Bowe. Laziest player I have seen. They might as well have just paid him all that money and then cut him. We would have had the same productivity.

          • Jordan

            Bowe has been the only viable threat past five yards since tony g left and while he had a bad year in 2013 he did have a stellar game against the colts. My point is 1 of course he had bad year the league has had four or five years to figure out he’s all we got. Lee is a frail bowe clone. We already have Bowe to routinely make us shake our heads why not wait a couple rounds and draft a real wr

      • toperspective

        It appears Dorsey and you are on the same page. Not many on that bandwagon but we will see. After last yr’s underwhelming draft I have my doubts.

    • Kisersosay

      I also am ashamed that you are a chiefs fan.

      • Andrew

        I am sure you are. Keep up your hopes and dreams of dumping all your money into defense. It’s worked out for them so far hasn’t it.

        • Calchiefsfan

          I had the same feeling about Poe when we drafted him 2 years ago. I am now glad to be wrong.

        • superman_25_58

          The offense scored 44 points in the playoff game against the colts and the defense let them come back and win. Good pick IMO gives us a fresh young player to give Tamba a break without losing skill in the rush game.

  • Dustin

    Really? WTH! Did anyone see this coming? I guess the only thing we are trying to resemble from GB is the cheese on their heads! (Full of holes!)

    • micah stephenson

      Lol

  • Hawthorne

    Solid pick. We need an OLB. Hali isn’t getting any younger and last year made it painfully obvious we have no depth behind him. This pick is like Fischer last year, drafting a player this year to replace the veteran we will probably lose next year.

    • micah stephenson

      Bad news is, it J.houston who will b a free agent. Not tamba.

      • Michael Shaw

        bet they tag him before letting Houston walk. Or they might work out a long term deal in time this year. Who knows.

      • superman_25_58

        Houston will get a new contract while Tamba will prolly be let go to save cap room next year.

    • A1 Yola

      The guys Never played a Full season. Who will they have to draft next year to cover for Him while He’s injured?

    • Dustin

      Oh really like Fischer who is more of a joke than Leon Sandcastle right now! Let’s just concede that this was a terrible pick, and move on. No sugar coating this.

      • toperspective

        Get off Leon’s back! He contributed as much as most of last year’s draft.

  • Montez K.

    I didn’t see this coming…but I think Brandin Cooks was our guy….Dee Ford is a solid pass rusher…what do we need? Pass rush. I’m good. WRs are deep this we will be okay

  • Trent Taylor

    Injury prone.

  • redchiefs

    The lack of pressure on the QBs last year after Hali and Houston went down showed the glaring hole in Bob Suttons D. The D Line hasn’t been able to get pressure since ……….well, since the Grape Ape and DT were here. I agree with the pick.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      Wasn’t just injuries that neutralized the passrush. It was also not having much depth behind them. Those guys got gassed around the 8-game mark. Having Ford will keep everyone fresher.

      • Richard Comstock

        there we GO…big thumbs down on wanting carr btw

        • Stacy D. Smith

          We can agree to disagree on that one. I like Carr. Great college career, can make all of the throws, has good feet, smart, and savvy.

          • Richard Comstock

            well i think chase proved him self viable, I love smith, I also think Bray is the man..Carr is a damn good prospect we agree on that much..but how could u say we even need a QB? Honestly..that would have been a major reach for a position we don’t need as well as a slap in the face to Alex smith..he played lights out in the playoffs…thats 2 playoff exists in a row that he had nothing to do with.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Chase didn’t wet the bed when he had to play, but I’m not sold on him as a backup. Do we NEED a quarterback? Well, that depends on the status of the contract talks with Alex Smith. I don’t think we can go into the season with him on the current deal. If he plays well again he’ll hold ALL of the cards and I doubt we’ll be able to compete with the league to retain him. If we can’t get him re-signed, I think quarterback’s a BIG priority.

          • Richard Comstock

            Here is my thinking..Chase is a good back up..but i want my back up to be a potential starter and i am not sure he is that.(and hes over paid IMO) I do think that he will due just fine while bray has one more year to learn and grow and i see bray as the OBOTF (far off as that may be)..

            I dont peg Alex Smith as a money hungry guy..i know this is a business but we showed faith and trust in him and i really think he loves KC..We love him too..I do agree we should try to lock him up..but I dont fear we lose him in FA either way..This guy is a REAL leader and wants to win. I doubt he would bail..any team that needs him is more than likely not going to be a contender.

            CB in round one possibly, WR or FS for sure if they where on the board still…is it possible that Dee plays inside?..that could be huge..i really like that fact that he brings the BOOM too.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            I don’t think Smith’s a money-hungry player either, but he wants what he deserves and that’s probably a new deal that will pay upwards of $12m per year. I don’t blame him, he has a family to feed and a fleeting football career. I hope they get it done. I think this team needs to capitalize on the window of opportunity they have with this core group.

            Dee will play outside. Both Reid and Dorsey have said they plan for him to be an OLB on this defense.

          • Richard Comstock

            im getting more and more excited as i keep reading….and watching

            http://videos.al.com/al/2014/03/watch_dee_ford_work_out_at_aub.html

            here is his pro day work out..notice anything here?

            man im stoked this guy is a BEAST!!!

            I think we need to lock up smith too!

          • Stacy D. Smith

            He’s got great measurables. I think people will warm up to this pick fairly quickly once they start playing games.

          • Richard Comstock

            yeah i agree!! lets just hope we finish the draft strong! we need a wr for sure.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Let’s hope there’s no run on wide receivers in the next round.

  • Dustin

    Soooo, just thinking out loud here, but who all else feels like they’ve wasted a tremendous amount of time anticipating a great move or some Draft Day miracle, reading about every single potential gem that we could have picked…..only to be completely and utterly disappointed.

    • Richard Comstock

      I would say..you didnt watch many SEC football games last year…Ford is a Gem..this gives us great flexibility with tamba and his monster contract…Justin needs to be paid too..this was a great move..considering cooks was gone :(

    • toperspective

      I’m with you brother. An underwhelming pick, 3 guys lost from the OL, a brutal schedule and no 2nd round pick. It’s hard to get excited about next year. At least I didn’t waste time with those asinine mock drafts.

  • Richard Comstock

    Well lets all just relax..cooks was gone, JF was gone (not that i wanted him). The top safeties are gone. Dee Ford was the PBA and as mentioned already..we didn’t start to suck on Defense last year until our edge rushers went down. Now that should not be an issue. I honestly wonder if we will see Hali traded this weekend….possibly for a pick to land a wr and create cap space?…It was too early to take one of the remaining WR’s. This draft is deep and we are not even done yet. Everyone relax…how can you be upset they add yet another dominant pass rusher..WHATS THE GOAL? Crush Peyton Manning and he does a good job helping us with this. Dorsey has done a great job so far..for all we know he got a second round pick for hali lined up to clear a whole bunch of money up in the future…This regime has not given me any reason to be upset or doubt them..I am not about to start now……..

    Bonus..I live in GA and watch a lot of SEC football…Dee Ford is a BEEAAAST.. I really think hes a better prospect coming out than Hali was…Or Houston for that matter…I will say again..we added an edge rushing BEAST!

    • Stacy D. Smith

      No way he was the best player available. Over Dennard, Verrett, and Carr?

      • Richard Comstock

        i would say yes,,,,by a little..hes a pass rushing phenom man when hes on hes AMAZING…

        and let me add…the quality CB we can get later is MUCH better than the Quality OLB that Ford is….Im not talking about watching highlights (Not saying you are) Im saying watching Dee Ford play you can see he is something special….we need more pass rushers it was made very apparent last year.

        • Montez K.

          Agreed.

        • Stacy D. Smith

          I get that, but he’s nothing more than a rotational player until Hali’s gone. I think Dennard comes in and has a chance to play more snaps right now. I also think he’s a slightly better prospect.

          • Richard Comstock

            what about cap flexibly? We can do a lot more things now…and ill say again..when our OLB’s went down..what happened to our defense? Sure they came back, but where they healthy? Lack of pass rushing depth is one of the main reasons the seahwaks did what we wouldn’t..they keep fresh pass rushers in all game..either way we get fresh legs or we get to move on from tamba… I like the mid round CBs alot too…I can see why you would want a CB but i think with good pressure our top 3 CBS are fine and we can still add one

          • Stacy D. Smith

            That’s the narrative, but I’m not sure it’s accurate. The passrush started to dry up before the injuries (a couple games before the bye). The defense was also neutralized by having to play more zone coverage.

          • Richard Comstock

            not accurate..all u gotta do is go look at the correlation between sacks and wins and losses for us last year..its clear as day..we do need a good number 4 CB..but we just need one much better than Robinson (glad hes gone) we dont need a first round pick CB…We have no plan for the future at LB at all and i would say hes closer to decline than flowers…I think we both agree a WR was a reach at that point right?

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Hali and Houston both played in the Cleveland and Bills games. How many sacks did we have in those contests?

          • Richard Comstock

            are you pointing to the exception as the rule?…your not seriously trying to tell me that not sacking the QB did lead to a lot of our problems are you? even if it was fading..maybe they where getting worn down..either way this ADDS to the pass rush..we need that

            Misread what you said..sorry about that^^

          • Stacy D. Smith

            The passrush is VERY important. I’m simply saying there were other contributing factors. The passrush started to taper off before the injuries. We also suffered quite a bit from having to play less aggressive schemes.

          • Richard Comstock

            i agree for sure..trusting robinson proved to be a horrible idea…i think we have some very good dbs on this team..brooks played good last year..and our top 3 our good too..i would like to see us draft one i just hope its later… either way would have been good…..my main reason for posting was to give hope to fellow fans..ive seen Dee play a lot..hes good..we have no reason to be upset..

          • Stacy D. Smith

            At the player taken, no. He can play this game. At the spot he was taken? Yeah, I can understand the disappointment over that.

          • clay simester

            I’m starting to get the feeling that time is coming sooner than we think. Hali showed up weighing 285lbs i heard? This might have been a bigger need than we thought. Maybe they aren’t expecting Hali to hold up much longer

          • Stacy D. Smith

            At the end of the season. Tamba won’t be back with this team.

          • clay simester

            Well i guess if Hali starts sucking this year, we’ll already have Ford to step right in and take over. Honestly i just don’t think they were really in love with any of the other players available

          • Richard Comstock

            I think Ford helps us anyway…look how many really good pass rushers the seahawks had..We really needed BOTH of our OLB on the field to be in top position on defense..Now we can give them a break every now and again and keep the Engines wide open..over 16 games its good…or options are very wide open..keep hali, move hali, change his position..we could even cut him ( I DONT WANT TO AT ALL) but we do have that option now.

          • Calchiefsfan

            What if they plan on using Hali with Poe, instead of Bailey, on passing downs and have Houston and Ford on the edges? Just thinking out loud.

          • clay simester

            I’d put Ford there before i moved Hali out of position. I think Ford can keep Hali and Houston fresh(especially later in the season) and if either were to get hurt, we wouldn’t drastically lose the pass rush like this past season

          • Richard Comstock

            there’s no way you can put ford there…hes not big enough or savy enough yet..4-3 end yes 3-4 end no..this is crazy talk anyway we got vance walker really.

          • Richard Comstock

            would make sense for him to come into camp 20 pounds heavier..I thought about that on the way to work..also makes sense for someone who could possibly be losing a step. Hali is very good with his hand and position. A lot of that can be contributed to his BJJ. I could see him playing a 3-4 End if he bulked up to be honest..as crazy as that may be at first. The problem is his contract..the writing is on the wall and the precedent has been set (fisher). The question is..will Hali even be a Chief after this weekend.

      • calciomoti

        Of those 3 you named only Dennard should have been mentioned. verrett doesn’t fit our scheme unless Flowers is gone, and Carr…just no.

        I’m not thrilled by the pick but it makes more sense than any other option that was available.

        Really though I hate Cleveland…they traded up right ahead of us to get Brady Quinn…and they do it again to get Johnny Football…I hope they go 0-16

        • Stacy D. Smith

          Actually, Verrett has scheme versatility and played a lot of man coverage at TCU. He may not have the size they want in a corner, but he absolutely fits. My only point was that I think there were higher-rated players left on the board. That’s neither here nor there now though. Ford’s the guy and I’m not at all mad about it. He’s one of the best pure passrushers in this class. Maybe THE best.

          • Richard Comstock

            after sleeping on the pick..i will concede that there where a few higher rated players slightly..However that was because I didn’t see OG or QB as a real position of need in the first round..It basically came down to Denard or Ford honestly or a reach for Benjamen.

            I would also add that Fords rating was partially because of his size..i don’t find that to be an issue either. He can add more to his frame and already has added a ton..hes a work out freak.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            I’m not mad about the pick at all. I don’t think he was the highest-rated on the board, but I also think the differences between he and, say, Dennard or Lee were negligible. There’s a good chance Hali’s gone after this season. Ford’s one of the best pure passrushers in this class. We got ourselves a good football player. He just needs some additional bulk and some help staying healthy.

          • Richard Comstock

            what do u think the chances are hes gone by sunday?

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Slim. The dead money number is about $6m. It’ll be $3m next season.

          • Richard Comstock

            Yeah I would agree.. I hope Tamba still is Tamba tho…because if he really works with Ford, then Ford can really be a true monster. He is already a hard worker and Tamba would be the perfect guy to show him the ropes..A lot of people don’t like to train their replacement.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Even if he doesn’t do it consciously, Ford will be able to learn from watching him.

          • calciomoti

            I’ll agree with that, I probably should have said his size doesn’t fit. I’m not mad about the pick either m sure it will work out fine…although I sure would have liked to see Johnny Football drafted in KC.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            I didn’t want Manziel, but I would’ve taken Carr.

          • calciomoti

            Nor did I, I was hoping Pryor or Clinton-Dix would make it to us.

            Not a huge Johnny Football fan at all, but I was even less a Carr fan after watching his bowl game. He reminds me of (a not as good as ) his older brother….

      • oldchiefsfan

        I thought for sure we would take Dennard after Clinton-Dix went to Green Bay

        • Stacy D. Smith

          I was thinking Dennard or Carr.

  • Danny W

    Cough…reach….cough.Anyone notice what I said inbetween coughs there?

    • Richard Comstock

      i don’t think so man..just the opposite…I think he was the BPA at a position of some need..i live in SEC land and watched him play a lot..if anything taking a wr of safety would have been a reach..let it sink in..an explosive edge rusher..not bad

      • Danny W

        Agree to disagree. What Smith said above me. You could count in Bridgewater for me too.

        • Richard Comstock

          Teddy? you have to be kidding me. We have no need for a QB at all.. that would have been a bad move. The CBs that where there where not amazing. We can get some good CBs later in this draft. CB is the ONLY position that i think we could have drafted over a good pass rusher. That is assuming the best DBS and WRs where already gone..I wanted cooks personally but once he was gone im okay with this pick..Teddy really? FIrst round money to a qb? when we already pay chase so much? I dont like that..give me AJ or Murray later in the draft if you want a QB.

      • Dustin

        Is this Comstock who played at Culver?

        • Richard Comstock

          no sir..im named after my uncle tho and he played football but not in college

          • Dustin

            Thought you could have been an old teammate. Really scratching my head on this pick. Injury prone back-up, while we lost at least a couple playmaking starters in the mass exodus. I don’t know who thought that the first round would be a good place to draft back up players, but they need to realize that if you aren’t drafting a potential starter in the first round you aren’t worth your salt.

          • Richard Comstock

            yeah but hes really good…hali is getting older and has a huge contract..this is only one stroke of the brush..we cant judge the painting yet…Dee ford is a bad ass tho..and learning from tamba..he will be a beast for a long time

  • Dustin

    On the bright side it looks like we got that second round pick back. Now if only we could have had a first round one.

    • Danny W

      lol That’s kind of what I thought.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I like the pick, but I hate where they took him. Dorsey begins the backfilling of talent. He’ll take over for Tamba when he’s finished in KC.

    • BWrangler

      You don’t think that we might’ve missed out on Tuitt?

  • Danny W

    Only way this makes since is if we trade Tamba for a second round pick.

  • Erik Hild

    Well yet again the Chiefs front office kicks me square in the nuts. Great we just wasted our 1st round pick on a backup. Forgive me if I’m not jumping up and down for this pick. The chiefs still draft depth over need it’s dumb and frustrating.

  • paul pace

    I am totally disappointed in this selection!

  • justink

    If I have to watch stonehands Avery as our no 2 wr this year I’ll be calling for Dorseys job. What a joke!

    • Daniel Mayfield

      A few shows were calling Jenkins as #2, that he just had to get use to Reid’s system. Completely different system if you ask me lol.

      But Avery has the speed. He just needs to get his better. Hemingway might be good, didn’t see him much last yr.

    • Richard Comstock

      so ur saying its not possible to draft one in the 3rd round that is good? Or trade back into the second? OR even just get one later than the third..our options are wide open still.

  • Use your head

    He will play Tyson Jacksons spot, you dumbasses

    • Bill

      ah.. no he wont he’s an OLB in a 34 defense. Too small to play DE in a 34D.

    • Tony Parker

      Yeah…sure….think again buddy, he’s an OLB not a DL.

    • Richard Comstock

      Epic fail..before being totally rude for no reason do your home work..hes almost 100 pounds lighter than Jackson..nothing like him..thats vance walker

  • Tribal Rage

    Im not thrilled but I’ll take it. Dennard would have been nice but why did everyone pass on him? Im pissed at the Jets for taking CP…I wanted him. I have a strange feeling the Ha Ha joke will be on GB. Is it me or did he not looked pleased to be a Packer. Malcontent anyone? Lee? Overrated USC WR…no thanks. Seen that movie….hated it. Verrett is 4’9″….I will enjoy watching Bowe tower over him in the future. The glaring truth is we took something we needed instead of something we wanted. Hali is old and his price tag will be too much. Ford and Houston on the edges in 2015 is fine by me. I am pissed that the whole Chiefs may take a QB in 1st round a la Teicher set us up for Cleveland to jump us. We could’ve gotten an extra pick from them instead of Philly.

    • Richard Comstock

      Lee is very over rated! im excited to see if we get back into the 2nd or get a monster wr nobody is thinking about..this draft is deep

      • Michael Shaw

        Yea, Lee is so good that NOBODY took him in the first round!!!!

        • Richard Comstock

          u either meant to reply to tribal rage or you didnt read what i posted..Lee is a body catcher..no thanks

  • Bill

    Ford was definitely not the BPA on my board and it sucks not to get a starter in the first round. Quick look at the “experts” instant ratings and they seem to agree and many have it as the worst pick of the round. I think it was more about giving them the flexibility to cut Hali next year to get rid of his large cap number and clear room for new contracts for Houston
    and Smith. Given the choice I would have went with Dennard. I think he would have made an immediate impact. If Flowers has another poor year, this would have made it easy to cut him and clear the same cap space as cutting Hali will.

    • toperspective

      And after last years draft, I don’t give Reid and Dorsey the benefit of the doubt.

      • Tony Parker

        Ditto…

        • clay simester

          Hey did either of you guys consider the fact that there maybe an outside chance that Reid and Dorsey might possibly know a little bit more about football than you do?

          • Michael Shaw

            ha ha

  • Tony Parker

    Horrible, just horrible…Hali better be traded now for more picks, otherwise this guy is sitting for a year and we don’t have a starter with our 23rd pick. what the hell is dorsey thinking? A DL would have been better than this. I’m sure this guy has potential but what a waste at 23. Chiefs let me down again!!!!

  • Richard Comstock

    This is exactly how seahwaks fans probably felt when they heard Bruce Irvin called…just sayin

    • Tony Parker

      We needed an immediate starter, too many holes to fill to sit behind Hali for a year, unless Hali is traded now for more picks, then this is a wasted pick…imo.

      • Richard Comstock

        what starter was there to pick?…think about it..we took the hand cuffs off our biggest salary cap hit…there was no instant starters on the board…the wrs are just as good later in the draft…cooks was our guy that didnt work out.

        • Tony Parker

          Oh puhlease…..if u believe that than your alone….waaaay out in left field buddy.

        • Bill

          Dennard was ranked higher by everyone and would have filled a bigger need. If you’re worried about cap room, he could have replaced Flowers who has just as big of a salary cap number as Hali next year.

  • BurtGummer44

    Water is wet, bears crap in the woods, and the Chiefs draft like a team that wants to make the playoffs and then loose in the 1st round. Yep, nothing new under the sun. Go Royals!

  • K-Bomb

    This was terrible. I cant believe you guys are justifying this. Another freak DL in the 1st round?? Not even a top 3 need. WR,DB,OL were the top 3. Did you notice this guy was not at Radio City Music Hall. Yeah, that is because he wasnt invited since nobody thought he would even go in the first round. Nice work Chefs. Tyson Jackson all over again. So disappointed. Get ready to have the worst WR corp in the NFL statistically for the 2nd year in a row. Neat.

    • Spencer

      Offensive line doesn’t have any major starting needs, nor are there any offensive guards worthy of that pick…DB you are being to general, safeties sure but once more no one worthy of that pick other then Ha Ha Clinton Dix (safety)…cbs aren’t a need due to one) money already spent in that area, and two) Cooper and Ron Parker have a LOT of upside and are very young themselves. WR, isn’t a large need IMO, we have (much like the cbs) money spent there and a couple of young prospects that really shined at the end of the season; Jenkins and Hemmingway and WR overall is very deep this draft. We can still trade up in the 2nd for one, or just let take one of the MULTITUDE of available 2nd and 3rd round talent wrs fall to us in the 3rd…its a very deep class as stated earlier.

      He WAS invited to radio city, he chose not to go, sorry to inform you. http://www.auburntigers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/050614aaa.html (Source) This is semi-common among future nfl players, not the majority but it is not a rare case to see 1st round talents choose to not go to the draft day experience. Tyson Jackson was over drafted in one of the worst NFL drafts in history, the amount of busts in the entirety of the draft is absurd, he was a need drafted 4-5 spots above where he was projected (he was considered a top 15 pick, however not a top 5 pick) but that is another discussion. What we REALLY needed this draft is pass rush and a safety with deep baseball esc middle fielder skills (cummings could turn into it, but who knows with his injuries last year), a 3rd OLB pass rush specialist or a DE such as Tuitt (who i personally would have preferred over Dee, but that’s another point).

      You seem uninformed, and just ignorant of the situation, with wild accusations of Ford not being considered a 1st round talent (he was by a large portion in fact) and general fantasy’s that media members are correct in what positions are actual huge needs. You know something (very little) and go on a rant about, oh woes is me, the chiefs will suck because they don’t draft a wr 1st, or an backup OL or a cb where we already have plenty of them, oh woes is me. Please look stuff up rather then posting crap.

      • clay simester

        Thank you very much. That couldn’t have been said better. I LOL at the comments on here sometimes. Everyone needs to understand that these nfl coaches don’t give a shit what Todd Mcshay thinks or how high he has certain players rated

      • Richard Comstock

        DAAAMN MAN..are you in my head..Excellent post..this is 100% correct, everything you said.

        I will add that Dee Ford is a monster. An absolute stud pass rusher..and touch on the fact that hali is paid A LOT of money..Im glad i read your post i see that some people see the clear picture..

        Everyone wanted cooks man..it was sad to watch what happened..but what happened next was KC making the best most logical choice for our team looking forward..even if you dont think this guy is going to have an impact right now..you always gotta have meat in the freezer..We gotta beat Peyton! Great post!

      • Michael Shaw

        Spencer got to disagree with you on one point. Xavier Su’A Filo was worth our #23 pick! Think Jared Allen, but as an offensive guard. Same motor and chip on his shoulder!

        • Richard Comstock

          he said OLINE was not a big need..u disagree with that? He didnt say a guard wasnt worth the pick..we have good young lineman with promise as well as plenty of chances to add another..we where not getting a pass rusher as good as ford anywhere but where we did.

  • freshmeat62

    Interesting pick. Wonder what they have in mind for him, as he’s not a DE. Probably LB, inside or outside, don’t know. All of those saying that he couldn’t have been BPA are wrong. On my consolidated list of big boards, he was 34, so it’s very plausible that he could have been at the top of peoples lists. One board I saw had him at 21, and another at 24.

    Disappointed they couldn’t have made the trade w/ Clev. that Philly did one pick ahead of them.

    WR tomorrow. Hope it’s Landry.

    • Bill

      How many players ahead of him were left on you consolidated big board? Just curious. I was thinking the same thing about the Philly / Clev trade. Maybe those rumors about KC taking Manziel scared them…

      • freshmeat62

        Dennard, Nix, Bridgewater, Jernigen, Lee, Amaro, Ealy, Tuitt, Hageman, Kouandjio, Su’a-Filo, Verrett, Benjamin

        • freshmeat62

          I screwed up big time when I made this list last nite. Ford was 24 not 34 on my consolidated board and then I proceeded to list those down to #34. He came in between Amaro and Ealy. Oh well nobody will probably see this now, but I had to set the record straight.

  • Blaize Richardson

    Our defense needed more help than the offense. The offense started to play really great towards the end of the year when everyone started getting more comfortable in Reid’s system and I expect that trend to continue, especially with us sporting several players that I believe are still ascending. The offenses performance in the playoff loss was good enough to beat anyone. It’s not our offense that’s our biggest concern. Andy Reid can make any offense look good. He’s a hell of a coach. Our offense will be just fine this year. No reason to panic or be pessimistic. The Chiefs made the right call here. Defense was the way to go.

    • sidibeke

      I agree on the O side of things. I know we need a WR; Bowe is a marginal #1 and we don’t have a true, reliable #2, but the O was on fire at the end of the season and our pass rush was anemic. I was hoping a DB worth #23 would fall to us, but I’m okay with Ford.

      • Calchiefsfan

        You have to think that Reid/Dorsey have faith in Abdullah and Commings at FS as well as our CBs to make this pick. They also had to have been very high on Ford. Pass rush was definitely a need. If we can get someone like Moncreif in the third and Desir in the fourth or trade up to get them I’ll feel a whole lot better about this draft. We need some O lineman too.

        • Blaize Richardson

          I don’t know how much the selection says about the faith in Abdullah and Commings, as the top 2 safeties were off the board. As far as CB’s go, this is a deep draft and I don’t think were that bad off there as it is right now. Flowers offers a lot of versatility. With better safety play, I think he would’ve had a much better year last year. He can play outside with most WRs and can be kicked into the slot when needed (which he improved on as the year went on). We also have Sean Smith who’s a good CB with great size. Throw in Cooper who I’m still incredibily high on and I think we have a decent core going into the season.

          The one thing that will help our secondary out more than anything is pass rush. Which is why this was such a great selection. This pick offers us depth, versatility, an insurance plan for the the future at lb, and enough talent to contribute right away on the football field. This was a great selection.

          • Richard Comstock

            RON PARKER!! dude is gonna be a stud…we got CBS in house for sure..we may still add one though.

          • Blaize Richardson

            That’s another CB i forgot to mention. Parker flashed potential and contributes greatly on special teams. We have a pretty solid overall team. There’s no reason for everyone to panic. We should be better this year than last year and last year we had a pretty solid team. Were definitly projecting upwards. I’m excited for the season to get here.

          • Richard Comstock

            the one good thing about the later draft….we get football sooner after the draft

  • Jeffrey Fisher

    With Alabama OL Cyrus Kouandjio left Why do You make this Pick? We need OL..

  • chief4ever

    May be the steal of the draft at # 23 (look at Senior Bowl )…..depends on the rest of the draft….Ford has the tools and athleticism to play DE, OLB , ILB and even SS. Let’s finish the draft, the signings after draft and camp before we start deciding the 2014-2015 season predictions. Go Chiefs !

  • tomflex

    Another one of those “OH NO” first reactions….not sure why. Maybe it’s because not having a second round pick makes this one seem more critical than it normally would be. Also it seemed the Chiefs weren’t all that interested in addressing “my” needs in free agency… Luckily for all of our sakes the new regime has a much better handle on how to build a solid football team than I do.
    They could possibly be playing the rationality card at this particular time and that always bothers the crap out of me…..This team has key players that are approaching the fall off point in their careers and if we don’t address this now it could take years to get to the next level.
    Silly but I was thinking wide receiver and free safety and we are good to go…..Who needs rational?

    • Richard Comstock

      i agree my friend..thing is..the first round wr and safeties where gone..so we where in a tight spot. Lack of pass rush coupled with tamba’s age contract, and need for new contracts for other players…this made the most sense..your dead on about the reaction tho..everyone just didnt see this coming, that doesn’t make it a bad move at all.

  • chief4ever

    May be the steal of the draft at # 23 (look at Senior Bowl )…..depends on the rest of the draft….Ford has the tools and athleticism to play DE, OLB , ILB and and even SS. Let’s finish the draft, the signings after draft and camp before we start deciding the 2014-2015 season predictions. Go Chiefs !

  • e_racer

    I like Ford’s first step, and relentless motor. I do not like his back injury problems, poor rush defense, and inability to wrap up on occasion.

    This seems like a reactive move. My guess is the Chiefs are concerned about Hali. First, his loss of a step last year, and second, the fact he gained 20 pounds during the offseason.

    Unless Hali drops the weight, the Chiefs could be looking to replace him sooner than later. The big savings are next year, but they would still save ~ $5 M in 2014 by parting company with Hali.

    • Calchiefsfan

      I’m really starting to think that Hali could line up next to Poe, have Houston, Johnson and Ford as our linebackers in the Chiefs 2-3-6 formation on passing downs. With Hali’s extra weight he would be replacing Bailey. That could be beastly pass rush.

  • Olivier

    I read Dee Ford nees some work on his technique : so do you take the risk of playing right and deal Hali for a second RD pick and something ; or you play the understudy one year and deal Hali ?

  • mattU

    I like the pick, but I really thought they’d trade down with all the DB talent still on the board.

    I’m a little surprised everyone just assumes Hali’s weight gain was unintentional. At 285+lbs, the idea of him being shifted down to DE and playing kind of like Cameron Jordan in Rob Ryan’s defense becomes a real possibility. Ford-Hali-Poe-Bailey-Houston on passing downs sounds pretty formidable to me, and, unlike Hali, both Houston and Ford have the speed an athletic ability to not be a total liability dropping into coverage.

    • Michael Shaw

      I think you have made an error here. I think Bailey will likely be relegated to back-up duty as Vance Walker would be the DE in place of TJax. I think the DL would look better with Hali, Poe, and Walker with the LB’s being Ford, Johnson/Mays, Johnson and Houston.

  • Richard Comstock
  • oldchiefsfan

    I have been watching some youtube videos on him and it looks like he needs some major work on his run defense. Just from what I saw in a few videos teams can just run right at him and he’ll be upfield and unable to get to the runner.

    • Richard Comstock

      hes a pass rusher..much like bruce irvin..he will get better vs the run..hes actually pretty good at disengaging and shedding..but i agree..power run hes in trouble..he added like 50 pounds to his frame and will get even stronger so moving forward he should be better…in year one he will learn to set the edge and pass rush only and then he will BECOME well rounded..he lays the BOOM tho thats for sure

      • Blaize Richardson

        Yeah like Richard Comstock stated, he’ll improve as time goes on. He’s very skilled at pass rushing already though, with several pass moves already in his aresnal. Plus we the talent on defense already to play well against the run, with guys like Poe, DJ, Berry, and Devito.

      • oldchiefsfan

        I’m not upset with the pick at all. I actually don’t know enough yet to even really have an opinion. To tell the truth when they selected him I said Dee Ford? Who? Then I decided ok he’s a Chief who is he and what have we got and I started trying to educate myself. He does have a lot of speed off the corner and he can really get under a lineman and get in the backfield. I am excited by the performance he put on in the Senior Bowl and some of the other games. It was fairly obvious we needed a pass rusher by the drop off in QB pressure when Hali and Houston were out injured. I thought the first pick should be defense but I was thinking Free Safety or Cornerback and not really OLB/DE. I admit I was upset and yelled at the TV and may have said “words” when Clinton-Dix went off the board. I wasn’t in the draft a WR camp because I don’t think we are as bad there as some do and with the addition of Weston Dressler we have added some speed and pretty good hands.

        • Richard Comstock

          i almost cried when the saints took cooks (not really but i dont often fall for guys that hard)

          dressler is slow..sorry to say it but hes 3 tenths slower than cooks..but we didnt get him so i wont speak on him again….

          If we took ford with dix on the board that would of been crazy..i can tell you my friend..Ford is not only really good..hes no where near as good as he can be..this dude is von miller good…really

          Edit -im hoping dressler has good game speed like welker too…and i think we can get a wr still just putting it out there.

          • oldchiefsfan

            I know what you mean about Cooks though. I was like that with Clinton-Dix. I would have been really happy with Cooks too. I mean I would have done a happy happy joy joy freakin dance if he had fallen to us! :D He was really the only 1st round talent receiver I would have wanted. Once they drop off the board though I tend to think “ok what next” I just can’t get that playoff game out of my head when the Defense gave that game away so I admit my focus was more on defense. In my opinion our offense did enough that we should have won that playoff game. Who knows maybe there is a 3rd or 4th round steal at receiver that will be sitting there when we get to that point.

          • Richard Comstock

            yeah i wanted…Cooks, dix or pryor..like you said once they where gone i was hoping for a trade back..once i heard ford i was happy again.. He is a guy who i watched play and was amazed..but never even thought he was an option..so when they called his name i was like damn..sick!

            and yes i think we are going to get a bad ass wr..just dont know who

          • oldchiefsfan

            The more I see and hear the better I feel about it. Now we wait until tomorrow to see who is next.

          • Richard Comstock

            tomorrow? round 3 is tonight right?

            and im holding out hope we jump back into round 2 and get a DB or a WR

          • oldchiefsfan

            Oh is it? I thought only Round 2 was tonight. Well now I have an excuse to sit and drink beers and watch the draft tonight too.

          • Richard Comstock

            i could be wrong..im not 100%.im just hoping we trade back in..Houston wants to play ball..lets do it..i didnt like lee in round 1..but maybe in round 2..