Mock draft (9/24/12)
Against all hope, I expect the Chiefs will sign Albert during the season and tag Bowe again.
Like I did with Brandon Carr, I will continue to assume we will let Dorsey walk. To replace him, the Chiefs try out Poe at DE, and start Powe at the nose.
I also anticipate us letting Peyton Hillis walk. We'll replace him by taking another one-year flyer on a backup everybody thinks is broken down in Rashard Mendenhall.
Quinn is also allowed to walk.
Belcher and Siler will both walk. To replace him, we sign a bigger, more versatile, more talented ILB in Daryl Smith of the Jaguars. For depth, Larry Foote or some similar out-and-out vet is scooped up for a one-year deal as he finds he has nowhere he can go.
Toribio, resigned for a couple years. Lucas Patterson is kept as a reserve. Travis Daniels kept on as a safety.
The Chiefs finish 6-10, and miss the playoffs. They will be picking at #9.
They get a 3rd round compensatory pick for Brandon Carr, and a 6th round compensatory pick for Kyle Orton.
1. QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas
Just for kicks, let's go to the imaginary world where Bray declares, and Wilson somehow falls to #9. The Chiefs don't have to give away anything.
2. RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin
Finally, a long-term compliment to Charles who does not have an injury history.
3. OLB Brandon Jenkins, Florida State
Out for the year with an injury. Maybe this helps him fall.
3 (Carr). CB Desmond Trufant, Washington
A bit of a project, but he has good size and amazing athleticism. Good man coverage prospect.
4. FS/CB Prentiss Waggner, Tennessee
Is more of a zone guy, but is smart, versatile, and has shown some propensity to play angles really well.
5. OG Blaze Foltz, TCU
Mainly because his name is Blaze.
6. QB Mike Glennon, North Carolina State
Underrated prospect with great size and a good arm.
6 (Orton). ILB Christian Robinson, Georgia
Get some more talent in here from Georgia's talented 3-4 defense.
7. FB Zach Boren, Ohio State
Good blocker, good receiver out of the backfield.