The Kansas City Chiefs entered the offseason with plenty of momentum, but many questions needing answers.
The first came with the franchise tag on safety Eric Berry, which means the Chiefs are planning on working out a long-term deal to keep him in Kansas City for years to come.
Berry, coming back from cancer treatment, played better than anyone could have possibly envisioned, and proved that he has been and remains one of the core players on the defensive side of the ball and is deserving of a big deal to keep him in Kansas City.
Tuesday, the Chiefs followed up with the signing of defensive end/linebacker Tamba Hali. Coming into the latter half of his career, Hali has been one of the more productive defensive players in Chiefs history. It wasn’t a guarantee KC would keep the veteran player, but as he still puts up numbers and performs at a high level, the Chiefs opted to resign him and keep him here for potentially the rest of his career.
Another player which has made an impact on the defense recently is defensive back Sean Smith. It is not know and maybe not expected that Smith will return to KC, especially with the emergence of Marcus Peters on the outside.
Chiefs preparing for NFL Draft
While there is still plenty of time for things to change and players to move up and down the draft boards, most pundits are projecting the Chiefs to take an offensive lineman with their first selection.
NFL.com lists the KC taking offensive tackle Jason Spriggs from Indiana with the 28th pick in the first round. Another name which has been mentioned is offensive guard Joshua Garnett from Stanford.
Andy Reid could use some young talent on the offensive end to keep the offensive running efficiently and to help protect Alex Smith and the Chiefs running game, but depending on which players are taken ahead of them, and whether or not someone falls to the latter portion of the first round, it’s almost impossible to project what General Manager John Dorsey and Co., will do with their top selection.