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Count Alex's Wins
04-25-2011, 02:44 AM
2011 Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft


http://kan.scout.com/2/1066501.html

By Nicholas Athan

There is no debate that the Kansas City Chiefs 2010 draft class might go down as the greatest in team history. But that was last year. With the NFL Lockout in full swing and free agency still on the shelf, General Manager Scott Pioli has his work cut out for him next weekend to add players that can contribute right away.

After scouring draft reports for the last several months, changing my mind at least a dozen times, Iíve come up with my picks round-by-round that could enhance the Chiefs young core in 2011 and beyond.

Round #1
Michael Pouncey - C Florida

I know heís not the sexiest pick among potential first round targets but I have it on good authority that Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli loves two guys along the offensive line. One Center Mike Pouncey from Florida and mammoth Wisconsin the mammoth tackle, Gabe Carimi.

And as we learned through both of Pioliís first round picks, Tyson Jackson (2009) and Eric Berry (2010), when Pioli locks on a guy he wonít budge on drafting him. Both Pouncey and Carimi can become a prototypical center and left tackle for the Chiefs. And with age in abundance at center, guard and uncertainty at right tackle, offensive line appears to be where Kansas City will draft in round one.

If itís Carimi, who stands 6í7Ē tall becomes a Chief, then left tackle Brandon Albert could move to right tackle or they could put Carimi in that spot and return Barry Richardson to a back-up roll in 2011. That would give them extreme depth at both corners. However clouding this possible selection, the Chiefs really like Floridaís Michael Pouncey as a potential starting center. And with Casey Wiegmann still waffling between playing one more season and with his current age nearing forty something, the Chiefs have to get younger along the offensive line.

But at the moment, Pouncey is a late first rounder Ė or at least some people think he is anyway. So the Chiefs could move down six or eight spots and still likely get their starting center. If the Chiefs stay at #21, Carimi might be the guy the Chiefs select. Even though I believe Pouncey would be a much better long-term choice and serve a far greater need for this football team in 2011. It would appear either way Pioli might go in round one, heís going to add a quality piece to his offensive line.

But if you want my sleeper pick for the Chiefs on Thursday, should both Carimi and Pouncey be off the board as well as Georgia Linebacker Justin Houston (who I believe are the top three players on KCís wish list), donít be shocked if Pioli selects Arkansas Quarterback Ryan Mallett with the 21st overall pick. Heís the biggest wild card in this draft and I for one would love to see the Chiefs go this route. It would turn some heads and long term I think Mallet will become the next Philip Rivers.

Round #2
Kendrick Ellis - DT Hampton

Think Shaun Rogers but 22 years old. He has a massive 6'5" frame and at the moment tips the heavyweight scale at 350 pounds. He can make plays behind the line of scrimmage. But it's his wide frame that could really be a huge assist in the middle of the Chiefs defensive line. Right now the Chiefs have no girth in the middle of their 3-4 defensive schemes and Ellis has the skill set to be a power broker along the front line.

But what I like about Ellis is he ran a 1.84 in the 10-yard dash at the NFL combine. That tells me he has enough speed to shoot gaps and make a play and it was based on that workout that the Chiefs brought him into Kansas City for a visit earlier this month. Itís that speed that propels Hampton to the head of the class Ė and should put him of some of the tweener linebackers the Chiefs might be considering with this pick. For my money in the second round, if KC drafted Ellis he would become the Chiefs starting Nose Tackle in 2011.

Round #3
Chris Carter - OLB Fresno State

The 2010 WAC Defensive Player of the year is one of my favorite players in this draft. Sure there are better and faster outside linebackers but in the third round he'd be a steal for the Chiefs. But what I like about his game is not only his ability to get sacks, he had 11 to lead the WAC last season, but he made 17 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

That's ONE per game and who knows how that single stop could change the course of a game for the Chiefs. Plus I like the fact he dominated a good conference and I think he along with last years fifth round pick, Cameron Sheffield, could eventually become bookends at linebacker for the Chiefs.


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Round #4
Pat Devlin - QB Delaware

Anyone remember Joe Flacco? This young signal caller was equally as good the last two seasons at Delaware. And to his credit, he had much less talent to work with than his NFL predecessor. The thought he might last until the fourth round is a bit surprising. But he didn't quite get the publicity of the man he replaced after transferring from Penn State two seasons ago. He reminds me so much of Chiefs Quarterback Matt Cassel. Same size, build, throwing motion but he throws the ball much better and with more accuracy when heís on the run.

And I think long term; Devlin has as high a ceiling as Flacco and could be the heir apparent to Cassel. It's just going to take him two, three or maybe even four years to develop into a playoff caliber quarterback. But to me if he were there somehow in round four and the Chiefs were on the clock, I'd snag him. In fact, I'd go as far to say that if he were there in round three, KC would be wise to pull the trigger on Devlin who ended the 2010 campaign completing 68% of his pass attempts. That was good for fifth best in the nation. Iíve been told KCís interest in him has escalated in recent weeks.

Round #5
Tim Barnes - C Missouri

Anytime you have a center that is this talented this late in the draft you have to get him on your roster. He has a Rudy Niswanger body, but the kid is a winner. On very few occasions did opposing teams get a bull rush up the middle past the impenetrable Barnes. But at 6'4" and barely tipping the scales at 300 pounds, if he can add ten ponds of bulk, the Chiefs might have stolen Casey Wiegmannís successor late in the draft.

Again size is an issue and I'm not sure he's going to be able to add that much weight and still be effective. But he's certainly worth a shot in the fifth round as was his former Tiger teammate Colin Brown two years ago for the Chiefs. That reclamation project is still on going but itís in Buffalo now not Kansas City. Barnes could give the Chiefs a far different result than his former Missouri teammate did in the next two years.

Round #5
Roy Helu - RB Nebraska

You know I must really like this kid considering my disdain for all things University of Nebraska. Helu finished his Cornhusker career as the teamsí fifth leading rusher and his 307 yard, three touchdown, rushing performance against the Missouri Tigers last November makes him the perfect compliment to KCís All-Pro running back, Jamaal Charles.

Helu is an absolute workhorse and has great hands to catch the ball out of the backfield. Plus he's tough enough to lay down a block and I could see him play some fullback for Kansas City. Either way, I absolutely think he'd be a perfect fit for the Chiefs offense.

In fact, if the Chiefs nab Helu before Barnes with their first of two fifth round picks next week, we owe a debt of gratitude to the Detroit Lions for their tampering slap on the wrist that forced them to swap their fifth round pick with Kansas City. And the good news is that we didn't even have to trade up in the round to get the man I think is the biggest sleeper in the entire 2011 draft. Thanks Gunther!!!

Round #6
Sam Acho Ė DE/LB Texas

Iíve already stated that Iím not a fan of the tweener defensive lineman but Acho has enough upside and under the tutelage of Defensive Line Coach Anthony Pleasant and Defensive Coordinator Romeo Crennel, Acho could become a solid sleeper pick for the Chiefs this late in the draft.

He was a solid player at Texas and the Chiefs hit gold the last two times they plucked a Longhorn (Derrick Johnson & Jamaal Charles) so why not complete the Hat Trick. The problem though is that, if Acho can add ten or fifteen pounds of bulk, he could be a solid defensive end. However, heís pretty good at backpedaling and dropping into pass coverage so the Chiefs, should they select him, need to quickly identify his role and position.

Round #7
DeAndre Brown - WR Southern Miss

Spent much of the last two years dealing with a variety of leg injuries but he has the type of size that reminds me of New York Giants wide receiver Carl Nicks. He stands 6'6" and has good speed. And at 233 pounds, he has the ability to break tackles in the open field. The question though in regards to Browns is with that size, does he have the hands and concentration to catch balls over the middle in the big leagues.

That aside, NFL scouts are looking at his freshman season when he scored 12 touchdowns, caught 57 passes for an average of 16.7 yards a catch for a mind

Chiefs=Good
04-25-2011, 02:48 AM
lol

Jethopper
04-25-2011, 03:16 AM
No.

salame
04-25-2011, 04:39 AM
sam acho in the 6th?

crazycoffey
04-25-2011, 04:41 AM
2 centers?

keg in kc
04-25-2011, 05:40 AM
2 centers?Taking those two, they might have one center if they stuffed Pouncey and Barnes into a single jersey and hoped the officials didn't notice the extra head sticking out.

I'll give him this much: you can always tell when you're looking at an Athan mock. It mocks itself.

BryanBusby
04-25-2011, 06:33 AM
sam acho in the 6th?

lol not a chance

Athan still dumb as ever. Might as well mock A.J. Green to the Chiefs in the 2nd while he was at it

SNR
04-25-2011, 09:35 AM
I've never really had much cause to hate Athan. I just laughed at his stupidity.

I have now changed my mind. This draft makes me hate him.

warrior
04-25-2011, 09:43 AM
JFC------Guard is now our biggest need.

They tried Pouncy at center last year he couldn't handle the snaps.

Dave Lane
04-25-2011, 09:46 AM
It's not the worst thing Ive ever seen. But Acho in the 6th? This one is in Voyager territory.

Detoxing
04-25-2011, 10:44 AM
I didn't know Casey was turning 40-something. He musta really got a lot older this off-season.

doomy3
04-25-2011, 10:47 AM
LMAO @ Acho in the 6th round.

ChiefsCountry
04-25-2011, 10:53 AM
And people are dumb enough to pay money to read this guy's work.

Brock
04-25-2011, 11:00 AM
LOL, horrible.

BigMeatballDave
04-25-2011, 11:03 AM
LMAO :facepalm:

DA_T_84
04-25-2011, 11:18 AM
KenDrick, huh....

Bill Brasky
04-25-2011, 11:44 AM
Only now do I truly understand why Athan is considered "the erroneous one." Why in the world would we draft two centers?

Sfeihc
04-25-2011, 11:50 AM
LMAO @ Acho in the 6th round.

That's pure Athan gold right there.:thumb:

mcaj22
04-25-2011, 11:53 AM
the fact that he thinks Chris Carter and/or Cameron Sheffield are going to upend Tamba Hali anytime in the next 5 years to be our "eventual Chiefs bookends" is laughable and I need to know where he buys his weed, because he's fucking high.

AustinChief
04-25-2011, 02:14 PM
I would LOVE to hear his justification for Acho to fall to the 6th when most mocks have him going in the late 2nd... hell, I have seen a few mocks that have him in the late 1st.

Claytan, ask your buddy why he thinks Acho will drop so far.

BossChief
04-25-2011, 02:33 PM
I wish I never made that statement before the Steelers game because it would be open fucking season on this one...

Bump
04-25-2011, 02:40 PM
why bother posting mock drafts here? Even if it's 100% accurate or best case scenario, everybody is just going to bash it and start whining about it.

Detoxing
04-25-2011, 02:46 PM
why bother posting mock drafts here? Even if it's 100% accurate or best case scenario, everybody is just going to bash it and start whining about it.

If we can't bash and whine, what's the point of talking football?

the Talking Can
04-25-2011, 02:55 PM
why bother posting mock drafts here? Even if it's 100% accurate or best case scenario, everybody is just going to bash it and start whining about it.

it's not our fault your mom's a whore

SNR
04-25-2011, 04:01 PM
why bother posting mock drafts here? Even if it's 100% accurate or best case scenario, everybody is just going to bash it and start whining about it.
Go hang out at the Warpaint forums, then. Everyone over there is nice, civil, and a fucking dumbass just like you

milkman
04-25-2011, 08:40 PM
The other stupidity has already been addressed, so I'll just comment on his claim that last year's draft might go down as the best in Chiefs history.

Really?

As someone else asked earlier, what's he smoking?

Never mind that there are two or three drafts in the 60s that it will never match.

You only have to go back to '08 when the Chiefs drafted Dorsey, Flowers, Charles and Carr to find another that it will have to surpass.

CaliforniaChief
04-25-2011, 10:46 PM
Emmitt Smiff is laffing at thif mok draf.

BigRock
04-26-2011, 02:32 AM
I have it on good authority that Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli loves

He's still pretending that he's an insider?

STILL?

Hog Farmer
04-26-2011, 04:30 AM
I had to open up my dictionary just to see what the true meaning of the word "moron" was , and guess what it said ?

crazycoffey
04-26-2011, 05:14 AM
I had to open up my dictionary just to see what the true meaning of the word "moron" was , and guess what it said ?


"hog jiz collector"?

followed by "the erroneous one"?

:Poke:

Hog Farmer
04-26-2011, 08:50 AM
"hog jiz collector"?

followed by "the erroneous one"?

:Poke:

OK. That was funny. Kinda.

DTLB58
04-26-2011, 09:46 PM
No WR, except an injury prone, concentration problematic 7th rounder. Nice.

Count Alex's Wins
04-28-2011, 05:34 PM
OH SHIT

Nick Jacobs: (from New England) 1. Jabaal Sheard OLB (Pittsburgh) - He would be the perfect compliment to Tamba Hali and force teams from being able to double Hali The Chiefs pass rush will be the key to this upcoming season What is so promising about Sheard is his use of his hands I like how well he excels at shedding blocks and creating havoc in the backfield He would be an impact player for KC immediately If they do not improve there outside pass rush opposite Tamba, the Chiefs will be in for a long season

Nicholas Athan: (from Seattle) 1 Corey Liguet DT (Illinois) - There is no question the Kansas City Chiefs can’t run a 3-4 defense without a massive defensive tackle Thanks to a run at other positions most notably the second tier quarterbacks in the back end of the first round, the Chiefs find their man in the middle Rome Crennel will work wonders with Liguet who will bring out the best in Tyson Jackson and Glenn Dorsey The Chiefs spent a lot of time scouting Liguet a year ago when they were looking at his former offensive teammate, Guard Jon Asamoah

Nick Jacobs: (from New England) 2A Colin Kaepernick QB (Nevada) - There is no doubt Chiefs fans saw first hand how much KC needs a backup Kaepernick has the intangibles that define the lessons taught by Parcells Colin handles pressure very well, he is poised in the pocket, and he takes over in key situations and forces his teammates to raise their game.

Nicholas Athan: 2A Justin Houston OLB (Georgia) - Another stroke of luck for Scott Pioli and company Thanks to Houston’s problem at the NFL combine where he reportedly tested positive for Marijuana, the Chiefs gain another outside pass rusher to compliment Tamba Hali I know it’s a stretch that he could fall this far but I also would not rule out the Chiefs moving up ten spots if he’s still on the board I know he goes against everything that Pioli is looking for in a player but he’s worth the risk

Nick Jacobs: 2B Jerrell Jernigan WR (Troy) - The Chiefs need a guy that can stretch the field and make safeties respect the deep ball I think Jernigan can fit the bill and on top of that, he is fearless over the middle and a tough wide receiver that isn't a big project He can adjust to the ball impressively and once he has the ball in his hands, it can go to the house at any moment Remind you of anyone? (cough cough)

Nick Jacobs: 3 Ben Ijalna OT (Villanova) - Ben has great size at 6'4, 318 He started all four years at left tackle for Villanova He doesn't play stiff in the hips I like his driving ability at the point of attack And how he locks on to his defender.

Nicholas Athan: 3 James Brewer OT (Indiana) – The Chiefs select their second Big 10 player in this draft Brewer will open the season at right tackle for the Chiefs and that means Barry Richardson returns to a back-up role That’s not a bad thing for this football team considering they don’t have any other candidates to fill in either tackle spot should either Branden Albert or Brewer go down

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-03-2011, 01:23 AM
FAIL. lol.

SNR
07-03-2011, 03:20 PM
FAIL. lol.I'd rather have our one first round pick (Jon Baldwin and Justin Houston) than all of Athan's picks combined.

Okay, not quite. Throw Bannan on top THEN I'd do it.

That's how atrociously bad that mock was

KurtCobain
07-10-2011, 01:28 PM
Nicholas Athan: 2A Justin Houston OLB (Georgia) - Another stroke of luck for Scott Pioli and company Thanks to Houston’s problem at the NFL combine where he reportedly tested positive for Marijuana, the Chiefs gain another outside pass rusher to compliment Tamba Hali I know it’s a stretch that he could fall this far but I also would not rule out the Chiefs moving up ten spots if he’s still on the board I know he goes against everything that Pioli is looking for in a player but he’s worth the risk

LMAO

Count Alex's Wins
07-10-2011, 04:47 PM
Nick killed that pick. Awww yeah.

AustinChief
07-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Round #1
Michael Pouncey - C Florida

Went in the first round 6 picks ahead of the Chiefs original position, Nick wasn't too far off

Round #2
Kendrick Ellis - DT Hampton

39 picks off... awful call by Nick

Round #3
Chris Carter - OLB Fresno State

went 76 picks later, yet another awful pick.

Round #4
Pat Devlin - QB Delaware

UNDRAFTED- HAHAHAHA

Round #5
Tim Barnes - C Missouri

UNDRAFTED- HAHAHAHA

Round #5
Roy Helu - RB Nebraska

Not too far off, went in round 4

Round #6
Sam Acho Ė DE/LB Texas

Pretty far off, he went in round 4

Round #7
DeAndre Brown - WR Southern Miss

Undrafted, but that is ok with a 7th round prediction

AND his REVISED PICKS...

Nicholas Athan: (from Seattle) 1 Corey Liguet DT (Illinois)

Not a bad pick, went 3 picks earlier

Nicholas Athan: 2A Justin Houston OLB (Georgia)

2A?? Not a bad pick, but it was in the THIRD round...

Nicholas Athan: 3 James Brewer OT (Indiana)

Another genious pick by Nick, a full round off

so, he kinda sorta got one pick correct and BOMBED most of his picks... there are DOZENS of people on here who are CONSISTENTLY better at mocking the draft.. and as far as I know they don't charge people to listen to their blather.

Direckshun
07-10-2011, 10:53 PM
I ****ing nailed the Hudson pick. Everything else I whiffed on, but I only mocked five rounds.

1. OLB Brooks Reed, Arizona
2. OG/C Rodney Hudson, Florida State
3. ILB Mason Foster, Washington
4. WR Tandon Doss, Indiana
5. RB Delone Carter, Syracuse
5. SS Shiloh Keh, Idaho