NFL Mock Draft 2010: Experts Tab Chiefs for Offensive Tackle, Logic Says No Way

March 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This is a message to all the so-called NFL Draft "experts" out there that continue to make the pitch that the Chiefs must draft a left tackle with the fifth overall selection in this year's draft.
Please analyze the Chiefs' pass-blocking last season before assuming that Scott Pioli feels the team's top need is a new left tackle!
Do a simple analysis of the number of sacks that the Chiefs line allowed when Matt Cassel had a full compliment of play-makers that included Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe, and Chris Chambers, and you'd see that during those games the Chiefs pass-protection was above-average when compared to other teams' sack totals over that same span.

When Matt Cassel had a non-pass catching running back (Larry Johnson) and no other viable wide receiver that could get off the line of scrimmage aside from Bowe, he was sacked far more often.
Early in the season, Matt Cassel was often criticized for holding onto the ball too long. However, Cassel s...

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