|03-22-2013, 11:47 AM||Topic Starter|
Black for Palestine
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Might as well start mocking a 2nd rounder instead of Albert from here on out.
1. The Chiefs trade Branden Albert to the Dolphins for a 2nd rounder.
2. The Chiefs are unable to trade down from the #1 overall.
On with the show:
1. OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
I know everybody (including myself) is bummed out about the Luke Joeckel selection atop the draft. But think of it this way: he's younger, healthier, cheaper, and projects to be better than Branden Albert. That's what I see on the tape, and that's the consensus of the damn near entire scouting community.
2. OLB Sam Montgomery, LSU
The Chiefs have done a really good job plugging holes (a-hyuck) on the roster this offseason. So instead of having to draft for huge holes on the roster, we can draft for sneaky ones popping up in the future. One of those will no doubt be at rushbacker, where the Chiefs currently have no depth and Tamba has a huge cap hit next year.
3. S D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina
Starting caliber free safety: check.
3. WR Stedman Bailey, West Virginia
I've said enough about Bailey this draft season. Speedy, experience WR that can provide a legit deep threat.
4. RB Ray Graham, Pittsburgh
Graham is an extremely talented running back. He's going to be graded out lower than he deserves because of an injury concern, but the Chiefs do not need to overwork him until they're confident (the joys of having no serious holes anywhere on the roster...). Graham was playing on a bum knee for all last year and still ran for over 1,000 yards.
5. DE Joe Vellano, Maryland
Vellano, I think, is this year's Derek Wolfe.
6. C Mario Benavides, Louisville
If you're thinking about getting a center this late in the game, ideally you'd want one that had to go up against elite talent and held his own against legit top DL selections like Sylvester Williams and Sharrif Floyd. Benavides is
6. ILB Cornelius Washington, Georgia
I can't figure out Cornelius Washington. His play at Georgia was meh, his stats were god awful. But he's got the body of a Greek god, and looks every bit the SILB part with some OLB flexibility. Meh. This is a compensatory selection anyway.
7. ILB Vince Williams, Florida State
Williams is a big bodied ILB with starting SILB upside. Just throw numbers at it, why the **** not.