Originally Posted by DaFace
The problem is, we (the Chiefs) really didn't have a ton of holes aside from NT and QB. Say what you will about Cassel, but the Chiefs are a more complete team outside of him than any time in the past decade. Outside of those two positions, any pick at #11 would have had to take the place of either a solid starter or a young guy who is still developing.
By the time we got to #11, the only QB who was even CLOSE to that level of talent left was Weeden, and that would have been awful, awful value (not to mention all of the other issues with Weeden).
So basically, the Chiefs took a project guy who COULD work out to be absolutely incredible, but who they weren't really counting on to step in and be "the guy" day 1. Was it worth the #11 pick? Probably not. But aside from saying that we should have traded down (which is always much easier said than done), I'm not sure who I would have rather seen them take.
fair enough but why not try to trade down? Even if kc took a trade that wasn't exactly great value, that is, they kinda did like the Broncos did and made a trade down that "could have been better"? At the very least you gain a few picks.
Heck, Pioli could have traded the #11 for something like a #1 in next year's draft and a #2 in this years draft, and some change.
Poe was just not worth the 11th pick IMHO. If I was Pioli I would have done everything possible to trade that pick even if it meant taking a trade that would be a little undervalued.