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Chiefs’ needs left unfilled during the NFL Draft

Updated: 2013-04-27T22:46:37Z


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•  Defensive line: Tyson Jackson, Mike DeVito and Dontari Poe are set as the starters. As backups, the Chiefs have a collection of journeymen (Daniel Muir, Marcus Dixon) and inexperienced players (Allen Bailey, Anthony Toribio, Jerrell Powe).

•  Wide receiver: The Chiefs have enough bodies. But other than Dwayne Bowe and, to a lesser extent, Donnie Avery, they have no proven commodity. Jon Baldwin, Dexter McCluster and Devin Wylie have underachieved.

•  Safety: Fifth-round pick Sanders Commings eases the burden, but there’s little depth behind the starters, Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis.

| Adam Teicher,

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