Kansas City Chiefs 2008 Draft
1st round pick #5... Glenn Dorsey DT LSU
The most decorated player in the history of the school, Dorsey continued a recent tradition of Tigers defensive linemen earning first-team All-American honors, as at least one LSU player has received that honor since the 2000 season. The defensive tackle's mantelpiece was certainly filled to capacity after the 2007 season, as the consensus All-American and Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year earned several prestigious awards.
Despite constant double- and triple-team coverage, along with late season knee and back problems, Dorsey continued to dominate. He extended his string of at least one tackle made in his last 30 games, and walked away with the 2007 Nagurski Award, Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy and Lott Award, becoming the first player in school history to earn any of those postseason honors.
Dorsey attended East Ascension High School, where he was rated among the nation's top defensive linemen and one of the top three prospects in Louisiana. He was named a Parade All-American and rated the second-best prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com. The Fox Sports Network South's Countdown to Signing Day "All-South" first-team choice was also a member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and New Orleans Times-Picayune's Top 20 Blue-Chip lists.
The senior defensive lineman was also named Louisiana's Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year and was a first-team Class 4A All-State pick. Despite being sidelined for three games with an ankle injury, Dorsey registered 43 tackles (16 for losses), two sacks and a forced fumble as a senior. He had a stellar junior year, making more than 100 tackles (12 for losses) and a dozen sacks.
Dorsey enrolled at Louisiana State in 2004, appearing in 11 games, starting three times at left defensive tackle. He posted 18 tackles (6 solos) with two stops for losses and also recovered a fumble. He was listed second on the depth chart behind Claude Wroten at left tackle in 2005, starting vs. North Texas. He finished that campaign with 28 tackles (16 solos), three sacks and four stops behind the line of scrimmage.
Dorsey took over the middle of the field for the Tigers, earning first-team All-American and All-Southeastern Conference honors in 2006. He started all 13 games, lining up at left tackle for four contests and had nine other starts on the right side. He totaled 64 tackles (22 solos) with three sacks and 8.5 stops for losses.
The junior seriously considered entering the 2007 NFL Draft, but decided to return to the university for his senior year, citing "unfinished business."
Even with the injuries in 2007, which began in fall camp with a sore hamstring, Dorsey was a battler throughout his final season. He ranked third on the team with 69 tackles (39 solos) and finished second on the squad with seven sacks and 12.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage. He also caused a fumble and deflected three passes.
In 51 games at Louisiana State, Dorsey started 30 times (21 at left tackle, nine at right tackle). He collected 179 tackles (83 solos) with 13.0 sacks for minus 93 yards, 27 stops for losses of 123 yards and seven quarterback pressures. He caused and recovered a fumble and also deflected four passes.
17... Acquired from Vikings for DE Jared Allen.
• TRADE: The Kansas City Chiefs have moved into 15th spot in a trade with the Detroit Lions. The Chiefs surrender the 17th pick and the 66th and 136th picks.
• Pick No. 15: Kansas City Chiefs select Branden Albert, G/T, Virginia
Pro analysis: It's shaping up as a very nice day in Kansas City. The Chiefs have potentially landed the best offensive and defensive linemen in the draft with Glenn Dorsey and now Branden Albert. Albert's a guard by trade but could project as a left tackle in no time. Regardless, he's likely the heir apparent to either Willie Roaf or Will Shields, offensive line cornerstones in K.C. for years, but both now retired. Brodie Croyle and Larry Johnson must be smiling somewhere.
College analysis: No NFL team may need offensive line help more than the Chiefs, so Albert was an ideal choice. Albert, who didn't begin playing football until his junior year of high school, started all 37 games during his Virginia career. He mostly played guard during his three seasons, but did make appearances at left tackle, showing scouts of his ability to play multiple positions.
• Pick No. 34: Kansas City Chiefs select Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech
Pro analysis: Another nice choice by Kansas City. Some scouts had Flowers in the first-round range. But with Ty Law gone and Patrick Surtain about to turn 32 years old, Flowers fills a hole. The Chiefs are having a Grade A draft and have addressed needs and made upgrades through their first three picks
73... Acquired from Vikings for DE Jared Allen. Jamaal Charles RB Texas
76... Brad Cottam TE Tennessee
82... Acquired from Vikings for DE Jared Allen. DaJuan Morgan Saftey NC State
105... William Franklin WR Missouri
140... Brandon Carr CB Grand Valley State
170... Barry Richardson OT Clemson
182... Kevin Robinson WR Utah State
210... Brian Johnston DE Gardner-Webb
239... Mike Merritt TE Central Florida
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