Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford (30) Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Reaction To Kansas City Chiefs First Pick, Dee Ford

When the Kansas City Chiefs selected Auburn defensive end, Dee Ford, on Thursday night, the reaction was mixed amongst Chiefs fans.


Now don’t get too bent out of shape Chiefs fans, Dee Ford has tremendous upside and his selection just proves how important pass rushers are to Bob Sutton’s scheme.


So what does this mean? It most likely means that this is Tamba Hali’s final season in Kansas City. He’s on the back half of his career and is slated to make $12 million in 2015. That just isn’t going to happen. Now, there is a chance that Hali stays a Chiefs the rest of his career and that’s if he’s willing to take a significant pay cut.

As far as Dee Ford goes, I think it’s a solid pick that has a lot of logic behind it. Besides Hali’s future, Ford will bring so many more packages to the Chiefs defense, especially in passing situations. Ford could be the stand up linebacker and allow Hali to line up anywhere along the line of scrimmage. And don’t forget about Dontari Poe, the lines they face can’t double team all of them.

All I have to say is give this guy a chance before calling it a wasted pick. I remember tossing my nice straw fedora hat across a beautiful hotel lobby in Cancun, Mexico when the Chiefs drafted Dontari Poe in 2012. I was dead wrong and couldn’t be happier with that pick now.

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