Kansas City Chiefs Draft: First Impressions

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Published: April 26, 2009


... not to feel a bit like a kid on Christmas morning with a slew of shiny new playthings under the tree.

Unfortunately, it's impossible to open all these gifts in one fell swoop. There's no orgy of excess here to experience because these gifts have to reveal themselves by the way they walk and talk and work and most importantly, by their performances on the field of play.

At the end of the first day of the draft I wrote Scott Pioli had morphed from a guru into an enigma...and it felt that way after waiting for some fireworks all day only to see KC make a single solitary pick. No blockbuster trade...no adding a pick in the second round, nada...zippo...yawn!!

What I forgot about Pioli is his reputation for being a guru is based on two things; great trades, and an astute eye for football talent, particularly in the later rounds.

Today, he looks to be more guru than enigma. Though a man who seldom reveals the actual content of his mind to us except through hi...

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