Kansas City Chiefs and Their Crush on LSU

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Published: April 29, 2009


... was defensive end Tyson Jackson.

Jackson is the third LSU Tiger drafted by the Chiefs in a row. The first being WR Dwayne Bowe who has been very productive as the No. 1 wide-out.

Second is DT Glenn Dorsey, who had an average rookie season, so it’s hard to tell how good he will eventually be.

Jackson quite frankly was the best fit for KC. They get a guy that will work his hardest and has the talent to get to the passer and cause havoc consistently.

Some, including I, thought drafting Jackson was a bit of a reach. But after thinking about it, who really wanted to trade with them?

Sure, QB Mark Sanchez and WR Micheal Crabtree were still on the board, but nobody wanted to trade up to spend millions on a guy who hasn’t ever suited up in a NFL uniform.

So the Chiefs didn’t really have a choice. Jackson is made to play the 3-4. He is a very big DE with some speed and the ability to disrupt the backfield. He only had 4.5 sacks la...

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