KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs stayed active in the 2011 NFL Draft.
The Chiefs picked up nine draft choices, four on offense and five on defense. The draft included a first round trade, that added a mid-round pick. Kansas City General Manager Scott Pioli said he was pleased at how the draft filled needs.
Here's a round-by-round look:
First-round pick Jon Baldwin filled the most glaring need, a big-time receiver to go wtih Pro Bowler Dewayne Bowe. Baldwin is a big-bodied wide-out from Pittsburgh who can go get the ball. However, Baldwin brings baggage. He often criticized his coaches for play-calling. Draft analysts also described him as an underachiever.
In the second-round, the Chiefs scored all-ACC offensive guard Rodney Hudson out of Florida State. Kansas City has drafted an offensive lineman in nine consecutive seasons.