2010 NFL Draft Debate: What Should Kansas City Do with the Fifth Pick?

March 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the current buzz having Sam Bradford going No. 1 overall, the Chiefs decision at No. 5 will focus on two positions: Offensive Tackle (Russell Okung or Bryan Bulaga) or Safety (Eric Berry).  The staff of NFLDraft101 takes a look at both options.
Why the Chiefs should take the top offensive tackle.  (By Chief Scout Dan Wernery)
Remember when Kansas City went 13-3 in 2003 and had one of the best offenses in the NFL. Trent Green, Tony Gonzalez, and Priest Holmes had a lot to do with their success, but so did Willie Roaf and Will Shields. Roaf retired in 2006 and Shields retired in 2007. Since 2006 the Chiefs have only spent one draft pick between rounds 1-3 on an offensive lineman, Branden Albert in 2008. The result: the Chiefsline allowed 42 sacks.
If Sam Bradford goes to St Louis at No. 1 overall, its likely Eric Berry will be available at No. 5 overall. Berry is a safe pick and will be an impact player wherever he goes. But if Kansas City pas...

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