Derrick Johnson already won the Kansas City Chiefs team MVP award last season and went to the Pro Bowl with a banner year at linebacker. WIth a monster in front of him like Dontari Poe, he and Tamba Hali could be even better. Johnson took to Twitter tonight to reveal his opinion of the Chiefs' first round draft choice and he seems quite excited.
Can't wait for the start of the 2012 season, gonna have some big boys in front of me causing some havoc. Let's get it!— Derrick Johnson (@superdj56) April 27, 2012
The Chiefs had Kelly Gregg in the middle last year as an aging veteran along with some developmental or rotation players, but the Chiefs haven't had an anchor along the defensive interior for several seasons. If Poe can develop as expected, the Chiefs entire defense becomes potentially elite as Poe frees up several others. It will be interesting to see how Tyson Jackson and Glenn Dorsey fare with Poe in the middle.