Kansas City Chiefs 2013 NFL Mock Draft, Week 1: 7 Rounds

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Kansas City Chiefs 2013 NFL Mock Draft, Week 1: 7 Rounds

Kansas City Chiefs 2013 NFL Mock Draft, Week 1: 7 Rounds
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The 2012 Kansas City Chiefs had a good defense; however their quarterback situation shackled them and was their main reason why they won only two games. Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn were atrocious to be kind; however Jamaal Charles rebounded amazingly well from a torn ACL in 2011 and was unfortunately an afterthought due to Adrian Peterson exploding and almost breaking the single season rushing record.

The 2013 off-season for the Chiefs has been exceptional to say the least. First, they traded a second-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers for quarterback Alex Smith and it ends any speculation that West Virginia Mountaineers’ Geno Smith was going to go number one overall. In addition to this trade, they gave beleaguered wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, who seemed all but gone, a bright, shiny new five-year contract worth $56 million. The Chiefs also bolstered their defense by signing free agent cornerback Dunta Robinson

The Chiefs have amazing potential to turn a two-win 2012 into a 10-win 2013, especially if they can take a game-changing and team-enhancing player with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. If they draft smartly throughout, the Chiefs could turn some heads with new head coach Andy Reid who loves to draft offensive and defensive linemen seemingly every year for one reason or another. Reid also enjoys developing quarterbacks and taking on at-risk players and making them better functioning members of society such as Michael Vick after he got out of prison.

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First Round - Luke Joeckel, LT Texas A&M

First Round - Luke Joeckel, LT Texas A&M
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The Kansas City Chiefs selecting Luke Joeckel number one overall could mean incumbent left tackle Branden Albert shifts inside to left guard to give Alex Smith amazing protection for his whole blind side. In addition to having Joeckel and Albert on the left side, they should blow open holes for Jamaal Charles all year long.

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Third Round - William Gholston, DE Michigan State

Third Round - William Gholston, DE Michigan State
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Losing defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey could create a huge hole on the defensive line, however getting a player like William Gholston could make Dorsey expendable. Gholston is a punishing defensive end out of Michigan State who when he hits a quarterback, they will feel it at least the next day or two.

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Fourth Round - Marcus Davis, WR Virginia Tech

Fourth Round - Marcus Davis, WR Virginia Tech
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While the Chiefs have Dwayne Bowe locked down for the next five years and drafted Jonathan Baldwin not too long ago, Baldwin hasn't really panned out and has caused trouble a few times in practices. Taking someone like Marcus Davis who is a big bodied wide receiver at 6' 4" 232 lbs. could help Alex Smith by taking away some coverage from Bowe and tight end Tony Moeaki.

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Fifth Round - Tyrann Mathieu, CB Louisiana State

Fifth Round - Tyrann Mathieu, CB Louisiana State
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While the Chiefs signed cornerback Dunta Robinson on March 8th, there is talk they aren't done with addressing the cornerback position. Taking a chance on someone like Tyrann Mathieu aka the player formerly known as "The Honey Badger" is a good possibility. Mathieu isn't the biggest defender at 5' 9" and he has had troubles off the field, however head coach Andy Reid has done an excellent job with troubled athletes and cleaning them up with a tough love approach that has great success.

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Sixth Round - Cornelius Washington, ILB Georgia

Sixth Round - Cornelius Washington, ILB Georgia
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Head coach Andy Reid has vowed to keep the 3-4 defense intact with the Kansas City Chiefs and Cornelius Washington would be an excellent fit for the defense. Washington seems to be the forgotten linebacker from the University of Georgia behind Alec Ogletree and Jarvis Jones. Washington is a massive linebacker at 6' 4" 265 lbs, however he doesn't have the immense stats of Ogletree or Jones.

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Seventh Round - Marcus Lattimore, RB South Carolina

Seventh Round - Marcus Lattimore, RB South Carolina
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Until a horrific knee injury, Marcus Lattimore is a halfback that had such huge promise early in the college football season and seemed poised for greatness. While the Kansas City Chiefs have a speedy running back in Jamaal Charles, if Lattimore is here in the last round of the 2013 NFL Draft, he is a minimal risk with a sky high reward if he even looks half as good as he did for the South Carolina Gamecocks.


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