Inside the NFL Draft: Chiefs team needs
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The Kansas City Chiefs and Romeo Crennel hold the 11th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. With needs along the D-Line and in the offensive backfield, here are the prospects that we see best fit the roster in Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
2011 RECORD: 7-9
FIRST ROUND POSITION: NO. 11
TOP PRIORITY: DT
Devon Still DT, Penn State: Is really starting to put it all together as a senior. If you can keep him motivated has the talent to mature into a very good starting caliber lineman at a number of positions in the NFL.
Alameda Ta'amu DT, Washington: This is the kind of guy who has the ability to anchor the middle of an NFL defense in either a 3-4 or 4-3 front. Needs to do a better job finding the football, but overall he looks like a starter who you eventually will be able to win with in the NFL.
SECONDARY PRIORITY: RB
David Wilson RB, Virginia Tech: He's a compact kid who runs stronger/harder than you would expect from a guy his size. Has a dynamic quality to his game both inside and in the open field, and looks capable of maturing into a very good NFL running back early on in the NFL.
Lamar Miller RB, Miami: Possesses a good first step, a natural feel between the tackles and exhibits the cut back ability to slice his way up the field. However, looks more like an ideal fit for a zone-blocking scheme because he isn't a guy who is going to make a ton of NFL defenders miss or break many tackles inside.
MID RANGE PRIORITY: OT, WR
Markus Zusevics OT, Iowa: A "plus" run blocker who more than held his own in the pass game. He quickly gets off the football, generates a snap into contact and improved his pad level into/out of his stance as the year went on. Zusevics looks like a potential starting caliber offensive lineman -either at guard or tackle- in the NFL with a year or two of seasoning, but has limited upside.
Zebrie Sanders OT, Florida State: A natural prospect that can bend and is athletic. However, struggles with power and makes too many lineman look like good pass rushers toward the edge because of it. Needs to get stronger to have a chance.
Tommy Streeter WR, Miami: Despite all his physical attributes he looks more like a reserve in the NFL to me, where I think he will be most effective as a big slot that can work the middle of the field and from time to time create the big play vertically.
T.Y. Hilton WR, Florida International: He is limited where he can play in the NFL, however, he has the vertical skill set, play speed and ability after the catch to make his fair share of plays from the slot at the next level.
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