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bevischief 02-06-2013 08:46 AM

NFL Draft: Ranking top 10 available players for Chiefs
NFL Draft: Ranking top 10 available players for Chiefs

February 4
The Kansas City Star

As the Chiefs prepare to make the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft for the first time in franchise history, were making our own draft board. Each week leading up to the April 25 draft, The Star will rank the top 10 prospects at key positions of need for the Chiefs. Not all are worthy of the No. 1 pick the Chiefs may decide to trade down but all are worth keeping an eye on before the draft starts April 25.

1. Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama. The Chiefs need a cornerback to pair with Brandon Flowers, and Milliner is the best one available.

2. Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah. Fans might be weary of the Chiefs drafting at this position, but they will need some help here, particularly if Glenn Dorsey departs as a free agent.

3. Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas. The Chiefs need to draft Wilson or any player they believe can become a franchise quarterback.

4. Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M. He makes sense only if Branden Albert leaves as a free agent.

5. Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia. The Chiefs are loaded at his position, but top pass rushers are difficult to pass up.

6. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee. Hes not worth the top pick, but the playoffs were more proof the Chiefs need plenty of help at wide receiver.

7. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia. The Chiefs have to solve their quarterback problem one way or another.

8. Damontre Moore, OLB, Texas A&M. Hes probably better off as an end in the 4-3 defense, but can play outside linebacker in the 3-4 and is a strong pass rusher.

9. Chance Warmack, G, Alabama. It doesnt make a lot of sense for the Chiefs to take a guard with the top pick, but Warmack isnt just any guard.

10. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson. Like Patterson, the Chiefs would be reaching to get him. But hes another top receiving prospect.

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RyFo18 02-06-2013 08:53 AM

Milliner is one of the best available at the CB position, but in my opinion he doesn't stand out as "shutdown" at the next level and I don't see him as the best player in this draft. He has one season as a starter and played well. Little too much hype for me though.

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