Kansas City Chiefs 2008 NFL Draft Grade
Do you believe in miracles? Kansas City Chiefs’ fans think they do happen as Glenn Dorsey somehow fell to pick five and Kansas City pulled a hamstring running to the stage to make their pick. Dorsey, arguably the best player in the draft, solidifies the inside of Kansas City's line for years to come. They would get an A for simply that reason, the other eleven prospects made this a day to remember for Chiefs’ fans.

The only thing holding back the + is the lack of adding a quarterback as I don't believe Brodie Croyle is the answer. Prove me wrong Mr. Croyle, prove me wrong. Some other pieces that stand out just to name a few are, first Branden Albert. He is a big bruising lineman from Virginia who will probably play inside and replace an aging star along the front starting five.

Brandon Flowers ended out day one. If he ran a 4.3 at the combine he would have gone top ten. He ran a 4.55 and that’s why he fell. He will start one day and will fit this defense nicely. He can get up to stop the run and play man or zone effectively. He comes from Virginia Tech’s great defense and could transition to safety as well. Next we have Jamaal Charles, an absolute steal early Sunday. He will spell Larry Johnson at first but don't be surprised to see him carry the load in the near future. He has every tool you look for, speed, agility, strength, good feet and a quick burst coming from my overall steal of the draft. I can't believe he fell to the third round. Will Franklin a receiver from Missouri adds a good prospect to compliment Bowe from a year ago. He has great size and speed and should fill a gap opposite Bowe in years to come.

A couple of late round gems in Barry Richardson from Clemson and Brian Johnston from Gardner-Webb cap a great weekend for Kansas City. Richardson may be that tackle they need on the right side and may be able to play the left side as well, making him and Albert tip the scales in their favor from a size standpoint. Johnston, I was surprised lasted that long; he is impressive with his size and strength. He could have gone early in round four and I wouldn't have been surprised. Look for him to get ample amounts of reps for the Chiefs with the loss of Jared Allen.

Round 1 (5) – Glenn Dorsey – DT – 6’2” 316 – LSU

Round 1 (15) – Branden Albert – OG – 6’6” 309 – Virginia

Round 2 (35) – Brandon Flowers – CB – 5’10” 189 – Virginia Tech

Round 3 (73) – Jamaal Charles – RB – 5’11” 200 – Texas

Round 3 (76) – Brad Cottam – TE – 6’8” 270 – Tennessee

Round 3 (82) – DaJuan Morgan – S – 6’0” 205 – North Carolina State

Round 4 (105) – Will Franklin – WR – 6’1” 214 – Missouri

Round 5 (140) – Brandon Carr – CB – 6’0” 207 – Grand Valley State

Round 6 (170) – Barry Richardson – OT – 6’7” 320 – Clemson

Round 6 (182) – Kevin Robinson – WR – 6’0” 190 – Utah State

Round 7 (210) – Brian Johnston – DE – 6’5” 276 – Gardner-Webb

Round 7 (239) – Mike Merritt – TE – 6’3” 270 – Central Florida

Kansas City Chiefs – Draft Grade – A

By T. Lewis, 20Yardline.com
May 7, 2008