One year ago I was very high on the 2010 draft class of the Kansas City Chiefs. A year later I am still very high on what this team did in last year’s draft. After a sub par 2009 draft class, this class was nothing short of amazing. They found playmakers all over the field and have really set themselves up for future success.
Before we go any further here is a quick look at the 2010 Chiefs draft class:
- Round One- S Eric Berry
- Round Two- RB Dexter McCluster
- Round Two- DB Javier Arenas
- Round Three- G Jon Asamoah
- Round Three- TE Tony Moeaki
- Round Five- S Kendrick Lewis
- Round Five- LB Cameron Sheffield
First things first, they drafted seven players and so far all seven players remain in their system. While they may only have one starter right now in Berry, many of these players project very well as they improve on their skills. Berry without a doubt was a difference maker; he racked up 92 tackles and four INT’s. McCluster saw action as a runner, as a pass catcher, and as a kick returner. Arenas served as the nickel corner and racked up 42 tackles. Asamoah started one game and contributed on special teams. Moeaki caught 42 passes and earned QB Matt Cassel’s trust. Lewis may end up starting next to Berry and Sheffield went down with an injury.
Sure we could say all of these players caught a chance to start because they were drafted to a bad team. However each one of these players, save Sheffield, really stepped up when given the opportunity and that is exactly what one wants out of their football players. This draft is an easy A if not an A+.
- Joshua Lobdell.com