Chiefs Look to Start Future with Defense with Dorsey Pick at 5

Dorsey

The Chiefs lost their last nine games of the 2007 season, have a rebuilding mode ahead of them, and with that, they will start that mode with defense.  Saturday in New York the Chiefs future turned into the what many think is the best player of the draft, as they selected LSU DT Glenn Dorsey.  The 297-pound stud looked overwhelmed when the phone rang with the pick, and the Chiefs are hoping that they are getting a player that will overwhelm ball carriers and QB’s at Arrowhead Stadium in 2008.

Here is a scouting report on Dorsey from NFLdraftcountdown.com

Strengths:
Very strong and powerful…Extremely active with a non-stop motor…Outstanding quickness with a burst to close…A hard worker with terrific intangibles…Agile and changes directions well…Can penetrate and wreak havoc in the backfield…Stout at the point of attack and can hold his ground versus the run…Has long arms and plays with very good leverage…Has excellent range…Smart with nice awareness and instincts…Has a lot of experience…Versatile and has played all along the line.

Weaknesses:
Size and bulk are merely average…Timed speed is good but not great…Has dealt with some injuries and durability may be a concern…Will not be a good fit in a 3-4 scheme…Was not overly productive from a statistical standpoint…Does not get a great push…Won’t physically dominate opponents…Isn’t a standout pass rusher.

Notes:
Wore metal braces on his legs as a 3-year old due to severely bowed legs…Split time with future pros Claude Wroten and Kyle Williams early in his career..In ’07 he won the Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Award and the Lombardi Award…A player whose impact and contributions can’t be judged strictly by numbers since he creates so many opportunities for his teammates…Struggled with a leg injury in 2006 and a knee injury in 2007…Might have been a Top 10 overall pick had he entered the 2007 NFL Draft after his junior season…Can be either a 3-technique or a nose tackle in a 4-3 defense…One of the best defensive tackle prospects to enter the NFL in recent years…Should be a mortal lock for the Top 5 overall picks.


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