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  1. Glenn Dorsey finds fit with 49ers

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - I've covered Glenn Dorsey since he came into the NFL in 2008 as a ballyhooed top-five draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs. I have talked to him on several occasions. I spoke with him again this week, and I've never seen him mor...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  2. Ryan Clady's sacks-allowed numbers soar

    Bill Williamson

    Ryan Clady has been considered one of the best young left tackles in the NFL. However, after a stellar rookie season, Clady has had his issues. According to Stats Inc., Clady -- the No. 12 overall pick in the 2008 draft -- has allowed 24.5 sack...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  3. 2009 AFC West draft rewind

    Bill Williamson

    This is the second in a three-part series of an examination of the past three draft classes of each AFC West team leading up to the NFL scouting combine at the end of the month. Last week, we looked at the 2008 class. Our second part is the 2009 c...

    Blog | February 11, 2011
  4. 2008 AFC West draft rewind

    Bill Williamson

    On the next three Fridays we will present a three-part series examining the past three draft classes of each AFC West team leading up to the NFL Scouting combine at the end of the month. Our first part is the 2008 class: Denver First pick: N...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  5. Darren McFadden: Mr. Inside?

    Bill Williamson

    There isn't much Darren McFadden is doing wrong in his breakout NFL season. After floundering in his first two NFL's season, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 draft is making a major impact for the 3-4 Oakland Raiders. The former Arkansas speedst...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  6. AFC West hot seat

    Bill Williamson

    McFadden Our Week 13 player sitting on the hot seat is Oakland running back Darren McFadden. McFadden has to start playing better. There are growing whispers around the NFL that McFadden, the No.4 overall draft pick in 2008, is a major disappoint...

    Blog | November 30, 2009
  7. Sound-off: Glenn Dorsey

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson We're staying in Kansas City for this week's sound-off question. The question is: Are Chiefs' fans nervous about Glenn Dorsey? The No. 5 pick of the 2008 draft has had a shaky start to his NFL car...

    Blog | August 11, 2009
  8. AFC West draft analysis

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson If the AFC West edition of the 2009 NFL draft was a reality television show, a working title could be "Reaching for the Stars." The AFC West, arguably the worst division in football in 2008, clearly ...

    Blog | April 26, 2009
  9. Fun-loving Benedict was considered prime draft prospect

    Bill Williamson

    There was so much life running through Heath Benedict, and it was supposed to be just the first quarter. But the prospect's life ended tragically on the eve of the NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2008
  10. AFC West: Chiefs benefit from Dorsey's slight fall

    Bill Williamson

    The Chiefs had a very solid draft, and it all started when DT Glenn Dorsey fell to them at No. 5, writes Bill Williamson.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2008
  11. NFC North: Bears hope to breathe life into struggling offense

    Bill Williamson

    Chicago worked on improving its offense early, the Lions moved around the draft board and the Packers gave Aaron Rodgers two QBs to breath on his neck.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2008
  12. McFadden offers Raiders a chance at rejuvenation

    Bill Williamson

    Al Davis just couldn't resist selecting Arkansas RB Darren McFadden with the fourth overall pick. And you know what? The boss finally might have gotten a top-10 selection right.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2008
  13. Teams focused on Stewart's upside, not health concerns

    Bill Williamson

    How talented is Jonathan Stewart? Despite a recent surgery, the former Oregon running back remains a sure first-round pick, writes Bill Williamson.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2008
  14. Now more than ever, draft is vital to Chiefs' future

    Bill Williamson

    If the Chiefs can come up big on draft day, they'll be able to lessen the blow of franchise DE Jared Allen's departure, writes Bill Williamson.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2008
  15. On draft day, teams learn to expect the unexpected

    Bill Williamson

    In addition to intense preparation, the key to a successful draft is the ability to take advantage of unexpected twists, says former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2008
  16. For Sharpe, the waiting was the hardest part

    Bill Williamson

    Eighteen years after the fact, Shannon Sharpe still embraces his draft sleeper status and remains proud that he overcame long odds to become an elite tight end, writes Bill Williamson.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2008