|By Tony Moss, NFL Editor|
|Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Below we take a look at the 2010 draft selections of the Kansas City Chiefs, highlighting the ramifications of their two-day haul and assigning grades for their efforts.|
1 - Eric Berry, FS, Tennessee (6-0, 211);
2 - Dexter McCluster, RB, Ole Miss (5-9, 172);
2 - Javier Arenas, CB, Alabama (5-9, 195);
3 - Jon Asamoah, G, Illinois (6-4, 305);
3 - Tony Moeaki, TE, Iowa (6-3, 245);
5 - Kendrick Lewis, S, Ole Miss (5-11, 189);
5 - Cameron Sheffield, OLB, Troy (6-2, 257)
Analysis: Scott Pioli's talk about not liking to take safeties early was just bluster, as the Chiefs GM added a bona fide playmaker to a roster that needed one. Kansas City defied convention with its second selection, however, taking the miniature McCluster at No. 36 when most draftniks had him as a third-round choice or lower. That's a pretty steep price for a third-round back. The 5-9 Arenas might have been another reach for a team that could have had South Florida's Jerome Murphy or Wake Forest's Brandon Ghee at No. 50. The Chiefs' best pick after Berry may have been Asamoah, who has a real chance to contribute on the interior line. Kansas City traded up to get Moeaki, who has been compared to the Texans' Owen Daniels, near the end of the third-round. The fifth-rounder Lewis, like Berry, was one of the top five or six free safety candidates in this Draft. The intriguing Sheffield offers depth off the edge in K.C.'s 3-4.
Bottom Line: Berry is a gem, but otherwise they didn't do enough to upgrade deficient offensive line and pass rush.