|04-22-2013, 08:04 AM||Topic Starter|
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7 round mock.
From everybody's favorite prognosticator, WalterFootball:
1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
There's no way this pick is locked in yet, but it seems to be moving in that direction pretty rapidly with Luke Joeckel. Some speculated that the Chiefs would go with a defensive lineman or even a cornerback with this selection in the wake of Branden Albert's franchise tag, but that's no longer the case after right tackle Eric Winston was released last month.
It's unusual to pick a right tackle No. 1 overall, but this isn't a typical situation. Albert was franchised, so he'll be around for just one season. Joeckel could start at right tackle and then take over the blind side in 2014 and beyond. Also, there's no guarantee that Albert will even be on the roster come September. Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star told Pro Football Talk that there's a chance Albert will be traded this offseason. That would make lots of sense, given that the Chiefs just dealt two second-day selections to the 49ers.
There's been some speculation that Kansas City might prefer Eric Fisher over Joeckel, but that doesn't appear to be the case. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport revealed that the Chiefs are very high on Joeckel. My own Kansas City source said the same thing to me. Also, Adam Schefter tweeted the following over the weekend (you can see this in the 2013 NFL Draft Rumors section: "After today's Pro Day at Texas A&M, scouts believe it's hard to imagine the Chiefs bypassing OT Luke Joeckel with No. 1 overall pick."
OTHER 2013 NFL DRAFT POSSIBILITY: Eric Fisher, OT - The Chiefs may prefer the "other" tackle.
54. Kansas City Chiefs: Kiko Alonso, ILB, Oregon
I'm giving Kansas City this pick for the rumored Branden Albert trade. It sounds like it's going to happen very soon.
The Chiefs pretty much sent everyone to Oregon's Pro Day, so Andy Reid had a good look at Kiko Alonso, who could perhaps be Jovan Belcher's replacement.
63. Kansas City Chiefs: David Bakhtiari, OT/G, Colorado
The Chiefs keep getting rid of their tackles, so I guess I have to keep mocking them players at that position.
96. Kansas City Chiefs: Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
The Chiefs re-signed Dwayne Bowe and added Donnie Avery, but they still need one more receiver for their new quarterback.
99. Kansas City Chiefs: Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
No one should be surprised if Sam Montgomery falls to the fourth or fifth round. His comments about quitting and betting on football have drawn some serious red flags. However, he's the best player available and fills a big need for Kansas City.
The Chiefs need pass-rushing depth, and Montgomery fits the scheme well. Plus, Andy Reid has a history of giving chances to players with character issues.
134. Kansas City Chiefs: Latavius Murray, RB, Central Florida
The Chiefs lost Peyton Hillis, so they need a power back to complement Jamaal Charles.
170. Kansas City Chiefs: Devin Taylor, DE/OLB, South Carolina
The Chiefs like Dion Jordan, but won't take him No. 1 overall. Maybe they'll take another pass-rusher later.
204. Kansas City Chiefs: John Boyett, S, Oregon
The Chiefs could stand to add some depth in their secondary.
Round seven to be posted today. OP will be updated.
Last edited by Direckshun; 04-23-2013 at 01:47 AM..