FIRE AWAY! – ASK BOB/PRE-DRAFT EDITION

The clock ticks down to the start of the 2011 NFL Draft next Thursday evening.

If you’ve followed our draft coverage you know there’s little chance I’ll be able to get 50 player profiles done by dinnertime next Thursday. The plan is to jump ahead on our top 100 list and profile possible first-round selections for the Chiefs. Plus, we’ll preview the draft plans for the 20 teams in front of the Chiefs at selection No. 21 in the first round.

Needless to say, we are going to be busy. But I also know you guys have a lot of questions. So starting now, pump your queries into the comments to this post before 6 p.m. on Saturday. By Monday morning, we’ll post answers. For now, let’s keep the questions focused on the Draft.

Ready, fire, aim!


12 Responses to “FIRE AWAY! – ASK BOB/PRE-DRAFT EDITION”

  • April 21, 2011  - Tim says:

    Bob,thanks for the opportunity to ask a few questions!

    1. Last year it was apparent our “interior trio” on the OL was manhandled on several occasions. With the increased difficulty of the 2011 schedule, how do you see us addressing this & some possible names either draft or FAs we might pursue (assuming there is one)? It would seem not to address this would severely damage the strongest portion of our offense.

    2. Who might be draft candidates & possible FAs the Chiefs might desire as possible WR candidates opposite Bowe?

    3. Any update on Cameron Sheffield & if it might impact how we draft?


  • April 21, 2011  - aPauled says:

    I’m seeing many predictions that the Chiefs are going to take an OT, ex. Gabe Carimi, at #21. Last year we saw the same prediction about OT Russel Okung to the Chiefs. Seems to me like the Chiefs have bigger holes to fill than OT where Albert and B-Rich were pretty good in the running game…and sketchy is pass protection. I assume that you’re going to provide a prediction in your planned articles, but do you see OT as a big enough need (or maybe value with Carimi) to invest #21 at this position?


  • April 21, 2011  - RW says:

    Which players would the Chiefs consider trading up to go get and how many spots would they be willing to move upward given the prices getting steeper the higher they might want to climb?


  • April 21, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    Bob,

    Will you be making any draft predictions for the Chiefs? Any thoughts on:

    a) Who you believe they should take in Round 1;

    b) Top three needs by position;

    c) Are there a few players you have researched that have “Pioli guy” written all over them? If so, who?

    Thanks.


  • April 21, 2011  - Nathan says:

    Bob:
    Do you see the Chiefs picking another 5 technique DE due to Tyson Jackson’s lack of development?
    Do you think we could get a NT that may end up coming in and playing a fair amount later in the draft(beyond the 2nd round)?
    I don’t know why but for some reason I have the feeling we’ll be drafting a CB high. Do you see them taking the best CB available with their 2nd pick maybe as insurance against losing Brandon Carr?
    Last question, I promise. I neither of the top tier WR’s will be available when the Chiefs pick, which I’m glad about. Who may be available at the Chief’s picks in the 2nd or 3rd round who might be able to contribute this year?


  • April 21, 2011  - Michael says:

    Bob,

    Point #1: what is the point of having a draft when there will be no 2011 season.

    Point #2: why draft a player when as soon as they are drafted the team can not have contact with them as per labor disputes.

    Signed,

    Sad and Confused


  • April 22, 2011  - el cid says:

    Bob, How much more money can the Chiefs invest in Def Lineman? Dorsey, Jackson, and a new rookie, seem like to much money in one spot to me.

    If one of the top QBs is still available, does Pioli have the conjones to pick a top calibre player who will not play for several years? I feel he is all about the “safe” pick.

    Last years 10-6, mirage or will the Chiefs build on it?

    The Chiefs are not talking to anyone but does Haley and coaches have much imput into the draft or is it Pioli and scouts and coaches coach?


  • April 22, 2011  - Blake says:

    Bob, we all know that Todd Haley likes quick offensive linemen, but what does he look for when it comes to WR? Speed? Possession receivers? Great route runner?


  • April 22, 2011  - Fleaflicker34 says:

    Hey Bob,

    How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?


  • April 22, 2011  - Haley's Ego says:

    How about a little Gretz insight into Drafts past? Pioli-era Chiefs, specifically.

    Which of our picks the past two years, when the name was read, where the very first thought that popped into your head was “What an idiot”? Every single one of us has done it (probably more than once)…so be honest.


  • April 23, 2011  - Bubba says:

    1. If Julio Jones is available at pick 10, would Pioli consider trading our #1 and #2 to the Redskins to take him?
    2. Assuming the Chiefs move on from Wiegmann and Waters, I would take Carimi and then slide Richardson to guard, which is what he was originally projected to be. Our line would then be Albert, Richardson, Asamoah, Lilja and Carimi. This would give us 4 young starters on the OL.




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