Walterfootball.com's mock draft has us finishing just behind the Lions in the "FIght for Number One". As of today, Brian Orakpo is our choice at number 2.
Kansas City Chiefs: Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas
If you're not a Chiefs fan, chances are you won't know this. OK, guess how many sacks Kansas City's defense has as a whole this season.
Fifteen? Way off. Ten? Nope. Four? No, that was last week's total!
The Chiefs have six sacks on the year! Six freaking sacks! They foolishly traded away Jared Allen prior to the 2008 Draft, while moving Tamba Hali to right end failed miserably. Hali, now back at left end, needs a dominant pass-rusher across from him to once again play at his 2007 level.
That man can be Brian Orakpo. Through nine games, Orakpo has 13.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks, as he's established himself as the premier defensive end in this draft class. Kansas City's young defense would greatly benefit from having him rushing the opposing quarterback.
Offensive line is the only other option now that Tyler Thigpen has emerged as a stud quarterback.
Then we pick Brandon Spikes at number 35
Kansas City Chiefs: Brandon Spikes, ILB, Florida
Napoleon Harris was Kansas City's middle linebacker when the season began. That failed miserably, as Harris was cut a few weeks ago. Pat Thomas took Harris' spot, and based on Kansas City's defensive rankings - click here for accurate NFL Run, Pass Defensive Rankings - it hasn't exactly worked out too well.
and Derrick Williams at 63
Kansas City Chiefs: Derrick Williams, WR, Penn State
If Tyler Thigpen keeps improving and proves to be Kansas City's quarterback of the future, he'll need another receiver to throw to besides Dwayne Bowe. Bowe and Derrick Williams would be an awesome receiver combination, assuming the latter pans out.
I'll change this pick if Mark Bradley keeps up his torrid pace. Given his history, I just don't trust him for now.
1) Could people who know more than I do list the strengths and weaknesses of these guys?
2) What do people think about these choices?
3) If Bradley pans out as a solid #2, who would you like to see us pick in Round 3 in this scenario?
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