Hey guys, did you ever go out on a blind date and find someone who looked like Julia Roberts, cooked like Julia Childs and had the NFL Network as part of her cable package?

Hey guys, did you ever go out on a blind date and find someone who looked like Julia Roberts, cooked like Julia Childs and had the NFL Network as part of her cable package?
No?
Neither did I.
The NFL Draft is a lot like a blind date.
You hope for the best, but take what comes your way.
I don’t know what I was hoping for this weekend, but the Kansas City Chiefs draft left me feeling like my blind date looked like Emeril, cooked like Julia Roberts and had the Oxygen Network as part of her cable package.
Actually, it wasn’t that bad.
It just wasn’t sexy and fun.
After watching the Chiefs new brain trust wheel and deal since they arrived in Kansas City, I was expecting a draft weekend that knocked my socks off.
None of us will know how to rank the first effort of general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Todd Haley for three or four years.
But I wanted that marquee, can’t-miss player with the No. 3 overall selection and I just don’t know if LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson fits the bill.
Kansas City is going to a 3-4 defense, and it’s pretty apparent that Pioli and Haley think the Chiefs defense was the main culprit for a 2-14 season in 2008 after they made defensive players their priority in their first draft together.
They could have taken Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry at No. 3, but opted for help on the defensive line.
Let’s hope he’s an upgrade from the LSU defensive lineman the Chiefs selected in 2008 – a guy named Dorsey who seemed to sleepwalk through most of his first NFL season.
They traded their No. 2 pick to New England for quarterback Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel, which was a brilliant maneuver that I still can’t believe, so the action Saturday came early and ended quickly.
The Chiefs started the second round of the draft Sunday by selecting Purdue defensive lineman Alex Magee and Ohio State cornerback Donald Washington.
Pioli and Haley finally addressed the Chiefs offensive line woes by drafting Missouri tackle Colin Brown, who grew up cheering for the hometown team.
I was kind of hoping they’d take MU’s Chase Coffman or Ball State’s Darius Hill, a Blue Springs High School graduate, to become the heir apparent to Tony Gonzalez. But Pioli and Haley have forgotten more about the draft and life in the NFL than I could ever imagine.
Maybe Tyson Jackson will the next Jared Allen and the 3-4 defensive scheme will help create a new defensive mind-set that has been missing for too many years at Arrowhead Stadium.
It’s just a shame it’s going to take three or four years before we can give this draft a legitimate grade. Blind dates were a lot easier.