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Direckshun
04-23-2012, 09:50 AM
The Conclusive, 1,000,000th Mock Draft by yours truly has finally surfaced.

Let's do this ****ing shit.

1. OLB Whitney Mercilus, Illinois

http://ogdraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Whitney-Mercilus.jpg

The guy at the very top of my draft board should we stay at #11. The best thing about bringing Mercilus on board is that we can have him develop for a year behind Hali and Houston, and eventually push both of them.

I don't need to tell you much about this guy. His wingspan is ridiculous and his speed is unholy. He is instinctual, with a great nose for the ball. With him on board, we have the best OLB depth in the NFL, and we can also run some downright evil subpackages:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/picture.php?albumid=15&pictureid=1126

2. FS Brandon Taylor, LSU

http://media.nola.com/tpphotos/photo/8900755-standard.jpg

With the second-shallowest depth chart position shored up on the defense, let's turn to the first-shallowest. There are some who say that the 2012 draft is a crappy year for safeties, and they wouldn't be wrong. But there are some seriously underestimated talents that the Chiefs could acquire to turn our defense's weakness into a strength.

Taylor is, to my mind, more bottom-of-the-second, top-of-the-third talent, but this is worth the reach. There are more drums beating that Harrison Smith, who I think is slightly overrated, will rise to the bottom of the 1st round while somebody who was incredibly productive in a program designed to suck as many stats away from him as possible.

Taylor is a free safety, but he will essentially be our dimeback in the 40% or so snaps we run, and could easily start at either strong or free down the line if we lose Berry or Lewis. I would still start Lewis over him given how sharp Lewis is, but last year proved we needed as much insurance as possible.

3. NT Josh Chapman, Alabama

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Josh+Chapman+Alabama+v+LSU+hRDg8safv5_l.jpg

Another slight reach, Chapman in the third. I've been trying to stick with less popular selections in this mock while keeping it realistic but there's just no way around the nose position, which needs to be fixed. Problem is, out of 256 draftable players, only one really plays our scheme at the nose position, and Chapman is that guy.

Chapman is the ideal nose tackle, and fits the Jerrell Powe personality to a T. He is very popular in the locker room, tough as nails, and plays so low to the ground he's basically on his knees. He's also got some pass rush to his game, a very underrated part of his game. He could very well be a Day One starter but you better believe, as I do, that Powe/Gordon are a good backup combo at the position should his knees start acting up.

4. OT Brandon Mosley, Auburn

http://media.morristechnology.com/mediafilesvr/upload/gainesville/article/2011/06/29/0630Mosley.jpg

Another shallow position the Chiefs need help at is swing tackle, and while all sorts of players are mocked here from Nate Potter to Andrew Datko, neither one has the reliability of Mosley who is a great value pick if he falls this far. Mosley has great arm length, great run-blocking power, and some left tackle potential. He came to Auburn as a tight end, but left as a 315 lbs behemoth.

The Chiefs are having Steve Maneri lose weight this offseason, so bringing in a true 6th lineman for imbalanced lines is well deserving of a 4th round pick.

5. RB Robert Turbin, Utah State

http://blog.oregonlive.com/behindducksbeat/2008/09/large_UO.JPG

Turbin's a bit overrated on this board. He runs with great power, as you can see above, but he is a little stiff. But he takes great angles and has wonderful hands in the passing game -- he is basically a younger version of BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Still, you can't overrate that power. And this team badly needs depth at running back in the event that either Hillis or Charles go down to injury again.

6. SS Winston Guy, Jr., Kentucky

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Winston+Guy+Akron+v+Kentucky+2IdMzyuX6kRl.jpg

Guy has been a pet pick of mine all year, and I've been pleased to see him slide down draft boards, because this is the kind of pick Pioli would make. He won't get fooled by inadequate Combine figures. He'll know a player when he sees one.

Guy is a player. He routinely put up 90+ tackle seasons for the Wildcats, which was partially because their defense sucked. But we didn't knock Kuechly for that, so we're not going to knock Guy either.

Guy is very instinctual, which is always alluring to me. In a pinch, he could play some spot work if we had to go a little deeper down the depth chart this year. Losing Berry would be a wreck for our run defense, as Lewis and Taylor are neither true box-pounders (NTTAWTT). Guy is.

7. WR Jarius Wright, Arkansas

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jarius+Wright+Allstate+Sugar+Bowl+Ohio+State+Be7INeuVpcOl.jpg

I've decided to go a bit of an unorthodox route with my 7th rounders, and take some boom-or-bust guys. Our offense has a lot of weapons, but it needs a one-dimensional speed threat.

Wright can be an explosion. He's a smaller receiver, but I think he has a chance to play outside if he cleans up a lot of his route running. Until then, he's a solid slot option in case we decide we want to keep playing Breaston out wide.

7. WR Marquis Maze, Alabama

http://media.lehighvalleylive.com/sports_impact/photo/marquis-maze-dda220d1e52ef568.jpg

I'm ready to start pushing McCluster. Maze provides us another brilliant little spark as a returner, slot receiver, and gadget back.

Gonzo
04-23-2012, 09:52 AM
Obsess much?

Direckshun
04-23-2012, 09:53 AM
QB: Cassel, Quinn, Stanzi
RB: Charles, Hillis, McCluster, Turbin
FB: Bannon

WR: Bowe, Breaston, Baldwin, Wright, Copper, Maze
TE: Moeaki, Boss, Maneri

LT: Albert, Mosley
LG: Lilja, Harris
C: Hudson, Harris
RG: Asamoah, Harris
RT: Winston, Mosley

DE: Dorsey, Bailey
NT: Chapman, Gordon, Powe
DE: Jackson, Gordon

OLB: Hali, Sheffield
ILB: Belcher, Siler
ILB: Johnson, Siler
OLB: Houston, Mercilus

CB: Flowers, Routt, Arenas, Daniels, Brown
S: Berry, Lewis, Taylor, Guy

K: Succop
P: Colquitt
LS: Gafford
KR: McCluster, Maze
PR: Arenas, Maze

Direckshun
04-23-2012, 09:54 AM
Obsess much?

Seriously? We're going to knock football talk on a football forum?

tredadda
04-23-2012, 09:55 AM
SEC-SEC-SEC. Outside of two picks your draft is SEC heavy. Not saying it is a good or bad thing, just an observation.

Direckshun
04-23-2012, 10:00 AM
SEC-SEC-SEC. Outside of two picks your draft is SEC heavy. Not saying it is a good or bad thing, just an observation.

I noticed that too after the fact.

Meh.

the Talking Can
04-23-2012, 10:02 AM
yeah, i'm good with that...

the Talking Can
04-23-2012, 10:03 AM
SEC-SEC-SEC. Outside of two picks your draft is SEC heavy. Not saying it is a good or bad thing, just an observation.

it is generally a good thing, especially on defense

tredadda
04-23-2012, 10:09 AM
it is generally a good thing, especially on defense

I am not always so sure about that. We have Berry, Houston, Dorsey, Jackson, Lewis, and Arenas on our defense and most want to replace all of them but Berry and Houston.

the Talking Can
04-23-2012, 10:15 AM
I am not always so sure about that. We have Berry, Houston, Dorsey, Jackson, Lewis, and Arenas on our defense and most want to replace all of them but Berry and Houston.

huh?

they're all good players, some (DEs) were over drafted...none of them are busts, though Jackson was close...two of them are going to be stars (berry, houston)...those are good returns

most of the talk about 'replacing' is about dorsey/jackson and that's based on the belief that the Chiefs intend to let one of them walk...

Lewis was a 5th round pick, wanting him to be a #3 safety instead of a #2 safety is no knock, they guy has overachieved

DJ's left nut
04-23-2012, 10:25 AM
Wait....what happened to Weeden?

I'm starting to come around more on Mercilus. I think he's probably moved into my top 3 guys for that 11 spot.

And if you're going to reach on the #2, why wouldn't it be on Chapman? Let's face it - if the draft was over and you had Tayler with another team having Chapman and they offered you Chapman for Taylor straight up - wouldn't you take it? I've been a Taylor backer for awhile now, but even I wouldn't think twice about making that move. Chapman would be a much more valuable addition to the team than Taylor.

So when you look at the possible 'loss' involved and both guys are going to be similar reaches, why not go with the guy that you'd less want to lose in Chapman?

I like the Mosely pick a lot as well (still think Carolina would be nuts pass on him in the 4th, though) and can't speak to the rest of them.

tredadda
04-23-2012, 10:28 AM
huh?

they're all good players, some (DEs) were over drafted...none of them are busts, though Jackson was close...two of them are going to be stars (berry, houston)...those are good returns

most of the talk about 'replacing' is about dorsey/jackson and that's based on the belief that the Chiefs intend to let one of them walk...

Lewis was a 5th round pick, wanting him to be a #3 safety instead of a #2 safety is no knock, they guy has overachieved

Don't get me wrong, I have no issues with any of them honestly. I actually am one of the biggest supporters of Lewis on this board. But that does not change the opinion of many on this board about most of those players I named.

aturnis
04-23-2012, 10:31 AM
Unsexiest mock yet.

Dicky McElephant
04-23-2012, 10:37 AM
I want either Mercilus or Ingram. Ingram has a slight lead right now.

Micjones
04-23-2012, 10:40 AM
Would potentially turn this defense into a Top 5 unit, but I dislike no help at QB or G/C.
Still a pretty solid draft.

Chocolate Hog
04-23-2012, 10:44 AM
Dick, I'm going to post a pic of my boner along with a depth chart.

Dicky McElephant
04-23-2012, 10:46 AM
And I would rather skip out on one of the WRs that you drafted in the 7th and take Dale Moss out of South Dakota State.

Gonzo
04-23-2012, 10:50 AM
Seriously? We're going to knock football talk on a football forum?

Nope, I'm just sayin' that you may have a problem...

I think I might hold an intervention for you.

bevischief
04-23-2012, 11:56 AM
I could live with it.

Direckshun
04-23-2012, 11:57 AM
Nope, I'm just sayin' that you may have a problem...

I think I might hold an intervention for you.

I'd stick to your forte. There's a poop thread in the Lounge calling your name.

SNR
04-23-2012, 12:10 PM
I'd stick to your forte. There's a poop thread in the Lounge calling your name.Hey now I made that thread for the ENTIRE Chiefs Planet community! Not just one guy. :mad:

SNR
04-23-2012, 12:17 PM
This is by far your best mock draft since you got off that Brandon Weeden kick.

Saccopoo
04-23-2012, 12:24 PM
There is not a snowballs chance in hell that Robert Turbin lasts until the fifth round.

He's got legit 4.4 speed with all that power and soft hands. And he's a consummate team player.

I do like Winston Guy a lot though.

Direckshun
04-23-2012, 12:35 PM
This is by far your best mock draft since you got off that Brandon Weeden kick.

I'm still on it. I just wanted to make a mock with more unconventional picks that wouldn't turn into a one-track discussion on Weeden.

That's no fun for anybody.

buddha
04-23-2012, 02:06 PM
The mock makes some sense, but the defensive chart on the OP makes no sense at all. Bailey and Hali are KC's DTs in this scenario?

Direckshun
04-23-2012, 02:09 PM
The mock makes some sense, but the defensive chart on the OP makes no sense at all. Bailey and Hali are KC's DTs in this scenario?

3rd down subpackage.

BigChiefFan
04-23-2012, 02:13 PM
I don't like Whitney at 11. I consider it a serious reach. We need a starter from day one with our first pick. We don't have the luxury of putting depth on the team with our top pick, when we still need starters.

ChiefMojo
04-23-2012, 02:19 PM
That is where I sit with Whitney. I love him as a pass rusher but at the #11 spot I want a starter. I find it hard fetch you draft him at that spot when you already have Hali/Houston. You can find good pass rushers like Irvin later in the draft.

Dicky McElephant
04-23-2012, 03:28 PM
There is not a snowballs chance in hell that Robert Turbin lasts until the fifth round.

He's got legit 4.4 speed with all that power and soft hands. And he's a consummate team player.

I do like Winston Guy a lot though.

Pat Kirwan ‏ @PatKirwanCBS

Talkin w/ Robert Turbin Utah st-He is explosive-425bench,500squat, 335power clean. 66 receptions and really smart player,steal in the 4th rd

Dmello12
04-23-2012, 05:16 PM
Mercilus seems to me like he'd be a much better pro than Ingram. For sure has a better body with the wingspan

Chief Roundup
04-23-2012, 05:36 PM
I don't like Whitney at 11. I consider it a serious reach. We need a starter from day one with our first pick. We don't have the luxury of putting depth on the team with our top pick, when we still need starters.

I don't like Whitney at 11 either. It is way to high he is 3rd ranked LB on most boards.
I am not sure what player we could draft in the first round that will be a day one starter over anyone that we have at any position other than C and NT. We can fill those positions from the 2cd to the 4th, maybe 5th rounds.
It is pretty nice to think we that we don't have to have "this" guy or "this" position. We can truely draft BPA or trade down and take the BPA and start putting good quality depth on this team.

BossChief
04-23-2012, 06:09 PM
Mercilus had one of the more impressive statistical years I can remember.

16 sacks and forced 9 fumbles?

SICK

Rain Man
04-23-2012, 06:30 PM
Where's Russell Wilson?

DeezNutz
04-23-2012, 06:31 PM
Where's Russell Wilson?

Look down.

listopencil
04-23-2012, 06:42 PM
Obsess much?

I am already pissed about the draft.

KChiefs1
04-23-2012, 11:00 PM
SEC-SEC-SEC. Outside of two picks your draft is SEC heavy. Not saying it is a good or bad thing, just an observation.

Th best conference.

Dmello12
04-23-2012, 11:45 PM
Mercilus in his pic looks a hell of a lot like von miller

Dayze
04-23-2012, 11:55 PM
I'd take it.

KCrockaholic
04-24-2012, 12:45 AM
That...Would be a damn amazing draft. Unfortunately a lot of those guys wont be there when KC picks. I guarantee Maze and Wright are both gone way before round 7.

Simply Red
04-24-2012, 12:54 AM
Seriously? We're going to knock football talk on a football forum?

BAN HIM!

Micjones
04-24-2012, 07:59 AM
Mercilus in his pic looks a hell of a lot like von miller

Hopefully he'll play like him too. Well...if the Chiefs take him.
The Donks deserve a little pass-rushing payback.

Trevo_410
04-24-2012, 09:40 AM
that's where i remember him from...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AQ5UbHIvtsc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Chiefshrink
04-24-2012, 09:53 AM
You trust the 1yr wonder Mercilus, uh?

Gonzo
04-24-2012, 10:09 AM
I'd stick to your forte. There's a poop thread in the Lounge calling your name.

Wow...

Sensitive much?

Here, maybe this will ease the tension. Just don't hurt yourself.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v418/bawanaal/mel-kiper.jpg

Direckshun
04-24-2012, 02:06 PM
Wow...

Sensitive much?

Here, maybe this will ease the tension. Just don't hurt yourself.

I don't have a problem with you bitching about football talk.

If it bothers you that much, you have a right to complain about it.

It's a complex sport -- it's not for everybody.

Gonzo
04-24-2012, 02:59 PM
I don't have a problem with you bitching about football talk.

If it bothers you that much, you have a right to complain about it.

It's a complex sport -- it's not for everybody.

When was I bitching?

I never bitched. Don't go all girly and start name calling just because I was giving you a little shit.

I'm happy we have someone like you on here to tell me who I should hope for in the draft even though it won't happen.

You're like Mecca and Dane, only funny and usually polite.

Direckshun
04-24-2012, 03:16 PM
When was I bitching?

I never bitched. Don't go all girly and start name calling just because I was giving you a little shit.

I'm happy we have someone like you on here to tell me who I should hope for in the draft even though it won't happen.

You're like Mecca and Dane, only funny and usually polite.

I was giving you shit back, then you had to go and pull up at the last moment.

You ruined it. Dick.

Gonzo
04-24-2012, 08:58 PM
I was giving you shit back, then you had to go and pull up at the last moment.

You ruined it. Dick.

Oh yeah? Your mother wears combat boots.

Lulz.

Anywho, two days to go.... Are your testicles tingling with anticipation? I seriously have never seen anyone on here break down the draft quite like you. It amazes me that you hold this much interest in it.

Sorter
04-24-2012, 09:47 PM
Love it. Love you want to use Mercilus in my 2-4-5, and I like the picks. Great value at positions of need. You were even able to make me happy by picking up one of the other Arkansas receivers I like in Wright.

Direckshun
04-24-2012, 10:10 PM
Oh yeah? Your mother wears combat boots.

Lulz.

Anywho, two days to go.... Are your testicles tingling with anticipation? I seriously have never seen anyone on here break down the draft quite like you. It amazes me that you hold this much interest in it.

It's bittersweet. I love watching it, but it's only a three day event, which is pretty short when you consider all the time we ("we" being draftniks) put into it. And then... it's gone. And then it's just nothing for months. All awesome events are ruined for me, because I know as soon as it comes, it goes.

I've had a rough time recently, my life has just sucked. This draft has provided such a welcome distraction that it's become this bizarre psychological oasis that I can pour tons of effort into and nothing breaks.

Which... doesn't excuse my intense interest in previous drafts, sure. But it explains this one at least.

Trevo_410
04-24-2012, 10:24 PM
It's bittersweet. I love watching it, but it's only a three day event, which is pretty short when you consider all the time we ("we" being draftniks) put into it. And then... it's gone. And then it's just nothing for months. All awesome events are ruined for me, because I know as soon as it comes, it goes.

I've had a rough time recently, my life has just sucked. This draft has provided such a welcome distraction that it's become this bizarre psychological oasis that I can pour tons of effort into and nothing breaks.

Which... doesn't excuse my intense interest in previous drafts, sure. But it explains this one at least.

sooo, what happens if the chiefs have a seriously sucky draft this year? You'll be ok right?

Gonzo
04-24-2012, 10:40 PM
sooo, what happens if the chiefs have a seriously sucky draft this year? You'll be ok right?

Don't know why this year would be any different, really.

The only draft I can really remember minimal fuck ups is 2010 but insure Mcclusterfuck will prove me wrong.

Sorter
04-24-2012, 10:56 PM
Don't know why this year would be any different, really.

The only draft I can really remember minimal **** ups is 2010 but insure Mccluster**** will prove me wrong.

Yup. You can always look forward to next year.

Dmello12
04-24-2012, 11:05 PM
http://youtu.be/81bWr2CROSY
this would be a nice addition.. Merc is a beast

Sorter
04-24-2012, 11:11 PM
http://youtu.be/81bWr2CROSY
this would be a nice addition.. Merc is a beast

Yup. Would definitely be great for sub pckgs + insurance for Tamba/Houston. We have no pass rush options besides them.

Frosty
04-25-2012, 07:57 AM
Don't know why this year would be any different, really.

The only draft I can really remember minimal **** ups is 2010 but insure Mccluster**** will prove me wrong.

Really? I thought they did a great job last year.

Direckshun
04-25-2012, 09:58 AM
sooo, what happens if the chiefs have a seriously sucky draft this year? You'll be ok right?

Oh I'll be fine.

The draft, for me, is all about the journey. Not the destination.

And the journey never disappoints.

goldtop
04-25-2012, 10:03 AM
Does anyone else think its BS that the Raiders get 3 compensatory picks because they can't keep their own players?
They screw themselves, quit giving them handouts NFL!

Gonzo
04-25-2012, 10:19 AM
Really? I thought they did a great job last year.

Meh, time will tell on Baldwin.

When was the last time they drafted someone you got really excited about, (besides Berry)?

It's always the same shit. O-Line, D-Line, Blah blah blah...

I dunno, life has effected me to the point where I just don't give a fuck anymore about this type of shit.

I'll watch the first round tomorrow, then get back to the daily grind.

Direckshun
04-25-2012, 12:02 PM
Does anyone else think its BS that the Raiders get 3 compensatory picks because they can't keep their own players?
They screw themselves, quit giving them handouts NFL!

It's the price we pay for keeping the league's creepy uncle in the league.

Direckshun
04-25-2012, 12:02 PM
Meh, time will tell on Baldwin.

When was the last time they drafted someone you got really excited about, (besides Berry)?

God, the entire draft last year excited me. Almost every pick.

Bowser
04-25-2012, 12:15 PM
Really, really like the Turbin pick. Heard an interview with him earlier in the week, and now I'm actively hoping we can snag him at some point. Charles, Hillis, and Turbin = FUCK YES.

buddha
04-25-2012, 01:01 PM
Really, really like the Turbin pick. Heard an interview with him earlier in the week, and now I'm actively hoping we can snag him at some point. Charles, Hillis, and Turbin = **** YES.

Love Turbin...I will admit that I didn't know about him at all during the regular season, but since the draft information/highlights have hit, he has been one of my wish list guys for KC.

I don't know on Mercilius. He does have the burst you want, but he's not strong enough...and not strong enough by quite a bit, right now. I don't know if he is enough of a value to take at 11. How many plays would he get next season if he's rotating with Houston and Hali? Is he an upgrade to either of those two guys? I don't think so.

redshirt32
04-25-2012, 01:20 PM
Turbin will be gone late 3rd or early 4 we can trade down 4 to 5 spots and still get who ever Pioli covets in the first round hell we could probably trade twice in the first and still end with Hightower or Mercilus really like to get an extra 3rd rd pick/picks this draft Turbin would be one of my choices if that were to happen dont think he will be there when we pick in the 4th though

buddha
04-25-2012, 01:24 PM
Turbin will be gone late 3rd or early 4 we can trade down 4 to 5 spots and still get who ever Pioli covets in the first round hell we could probably trade twice in the first and still end with Hightower or Mercilus really like to get an extra 3rd rd pick/picks this draft Turbin would be one of my choices if that were to happen dont think he will be there when we pick in the 4th though

Concur.

Those extra third to fourth round picks produce, "backbone of the team" kinds of players, neither boom nor bust guys. There are terrific players being projected in the twenties in the first round as well. I don't see a huge drop off in talent from 12 to 28 or so. Just different systems and needs.

Saccopoo
04-26-2012, 12:37 AM
Really, really like the Turbin pick. Heard an interview with him earlier in the week, and now I'm actively hoping we can snag him at some point. Charles, Hillis, and Turbin = **** YES.

http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/files/2012/03/TURBIN-240x300.jpg

BigChiefFan
04-26-2012, 12:51 AM
If Whitney Mercilus lives up to his potential, he could be one Hell of a pick. I have him going after 16, but he's an intriquing prospect, who has huge upside potential. The pass rush is so damn sexy.

Frosty
04-26-2012, 07:28 AM
If Whitney Mercilus lives up to his potential, he could be one Hell of a pick. I have him going after 16, but he's an intriquing prospect, who has huge upside potential. The pass rush is so damn sexy.

I've seen several mocks with Mercilus going #18 to the Chargers. That would suck.