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Chiefs GM John Dorsey on the 2013 draft class

09/02/2013 2:13 PM

09/02/2013 2:21 PM

Chiefs general manager John Dorsey, less than a week before the regular-season opener at Jacksonville, evaluated some of the players in his first draft class.

First round: OT Eric Fisher: “I’m fine with him, 100 percent. He’s everything I thought he would be. He’s going to continue to (improve) he was slowed with the little fingers and shoulder (injuries) but everything is on course. He showed a great degree of toughness in the third preseason game and did a pretty job against a pretty good player in LaMarr Woodley.”

Third round: TE Travis Kelce: “He’s flashed everything he’s been nicked and slowed a little bit, but he’s demonstrated he can stretch the field, catch the ball and get in the way as a blocker. He still needs to work on his blocking. He’s done well there.”

Third round: RB Knile Davis: “He’s exactly what he hoped he was. He’s a big back with speed a perfect complement to Jamaal Charles. He’s going to be a kickoff returner.”

Seventh round: DE Mike Catapano: “He is slowly growing into the role. He was slowed down by the leg injury. But he demonstrated some inside pass-rush ability. He is a continual work in progress. He played at a lower level competition (at Princeton), but his person and his competitive spirit and his willingness to learn, you combine that that’s good things to build off.”

Of the other draft picks, linebacker Nico Johnson (fourth round) has missed the last two weeks with a high ankle sprain; defensive back Sanders Commings (fifth round) suffered a fractured collarbone at the start of training camp and has yet to go through a full practice; Eric Kush (sixth round) is a back-up center; and fullback Braden Wilson (sixth round) was released.

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