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Pioli would pick Tyson Jackson again

Posted on: April 15, 2011 2:07 pm
Edited on: April 15, 2011 2:10 pm
 
T. Jackson has been rather average in his career so far (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

This will be the third draft for Chiefs GM Scott Pioli and coach Todd Haley since the two landed in Kansas City, and though the teams, without question, have improved (a 10-6 record last year as opposed to a 2-14 mark in 2008 is pretty dramatic, I’d say), there are still some questions about their decision-making on draft day.

Particularly when it comes to discussing 2009’s No. 3 pick Tyson Jackson – who hasn’t exactly played like a superstar the past two seasons and who was No. 5 in my Top Ten list (with a Twist) of overpaid players.

But in a predraft news conference, Pioli said he’s not ready to give up on his defensive lineman.

"I look back to that draft and I would say that I think we do have a good player in Tyson Jackson," Pioli said, via Arrowhead Pride. "I know the jury is still out. We need to see that. I think everyone in our organization is pretty confident still that Tyson is going to be a good player."

Would he pick the same player again if he had it to do over again? Absolutely, he said. Absolutely.

Of course, Pioli and the rest of the Chiefs organization didn’t have as much time on the 2009 draft preparation following Herm Edwards' firing and GM Carl Peterson's retirement after the season, cutting down the opportunities to see college players for Pioli and his organization. Now, though, Pioli says the club is coming together as a unit when it comes to scouting future players.

"I think if you're going to be good consistently,you have to continue to evolve and improve and get better in everything you do, "he said. "It's not just on the field. It's in player acquisition, the draft, free agency and managing the entire operation."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:30 am
 

Pioli would pick Tyson Jackson again

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Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: April 15, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Pioli would pick Tyson Jackson again

Yea, sure, Pioli has a bridge in London to sell us too.  Not a chance I would have selected Tyson in the first round since I had never heard of him having watched several LSU games that year.  Despite that, the Chiefs picked him.  Horrible pick, I just hope we get something, anything out of him.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: April 15, 2011 3:44 pm
 

Pioli would pick Tyson Jackson again

I am as LSU as you can get (and still be right in the head) and I was shocked when Tyson Jackson was even being mentioned as a top draft choice.  I realize the Chiefs were moving to a 3-4 defense and Jackson would fit that better than the 4-3 that LSU ran, but this was a reach.  He was never a dominant pass rusher in college, but was still pretty good against both the pass and run.  But, DE's that cannot rush the passer are not worth the #3 pick in the draft.  As Jackson is still on the team and they are looking for production out of him, Pioli has to say that he would make the same pick again.  Deep down, I do not think he still believess it. 



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