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Kansas City Chiefs 2008 Draft

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  1. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    1st round pick #5... Glenn Dorsey DT LSU

    Overview

    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
  2. Juke99

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    Glenn Dorsey

    A top prospect with body control and rare quickness. Explosive athlete who converts quickness to power. Can split a double team block, range to make plays and when he ripped and countered on his pass rush was virtually impossible to single block. Loved his intensity level , quicks, strength and know how. Plays on his feet. Drive through tackler. Was injured for much of the 2007 season, but has rare playing skills. Starts on day number 1.


    Biography:
    2006: The anchor of the Tigers’ defensive line, he was a vital component of a unit that has allowed just 97.1 rushing yards per game ... Named a first-team All-American by several publications ... Finished the season as the Tigers’ third-leading tackler with 64 stops, including 8.5 for losses and three sacks despite being double-teamed most of the year ... Was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week twice during the season ... Was first recognized for his performance against Arizona where he was credited with four tackles, including 1.5 in losses ... Was then honored following the Auburn game where he registered eight tackles, including three for losses, and 1.5 sacks ... Both his TFL and sack totals against Auburn marked career highs ... Turned in a career-high 11 tackles in the Tigers’ win over Ole Miss ... Had six tackles for loss in LSU’s first three games of the year.

    2005: Played in 13 games with one start ... Was among LSU’s four-player rotation at defensive tackle ... Played behind and learned from a pair of All-American defensive tackles in Kyle Williams and Claude Wroten ... Finished season with 28 tackles, four tackles for loss and three sacks ... Posted a career-high 5 tackles to go with one tackle for a 1-yard loss against Vanderbilt.

    2004: Talented rookie who made an immediate impact in 2004 ... Played in all 12 games with three starts ... Recorded 18 tackles and two tackles for 4-yards in losses from defensive tackle position ... Forced a fumble on first collegiate snap vs. Oregon State ... Got first career start vs. Mississippi State and responded with five tackles and a tackle for a 3-yard loss ... Had four tackles and one tackle for a 1-yard loss against Vanderbilt.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Rated among the nation's top defensive linemen and one of the top three prospects in Louisiana ... Named Louisiana's 4A Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team 4A all-state pick ... Despite being sidelined for three games with an ankle injury, registered 43 tackles (16 for losses), two sacks and one forced fumble as a senior ... Had a stellar junior year, making over 100 tackles (12 for losses) and 12 sacks.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Glenn Jamon Dorsey ... Born Aug. 1, 1985, in Baton Rouge ... Parents are Glenn and Sandra Dorsey ... Has one sister, Joi ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in psychology and sociology ... Nickname is Putt, which was given to him at a very early age ... The name “Putt” came about because the only time he would get up and walk as an infant was when a Putt-Putt commercial would come on television ... Hometown of Gonzales is the Jambalaya (type of Cajun food) Capital of the World.
  3. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Chiefs with another good pick in Jamaal Charles.
    They are having one heckuva draft fellas.

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