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2 MOCKS- Best Bang for the Buck

 

Hello all, This will be my first post as a member, with this I would like to take a look at the different roads the Chiefs could go down during the draft. There are a number of things to take into account in the 2011 NFL DRAFT, especially with the positions of need for the Chiefs.  When it comes to the NT spot, once Phil Taylor is off the board there is a drop off in the 3-4 NT spot, what we are left with are Powe, Williams and Fua that seem to be viable mid-late round options. If we take a look at the Chiefs other big need, a WR we have another Issue. After Torrey Smith is off the board the WR’s the Chiefs could select from become a major issue. Hankerson more than likely will be gone before 55, Cobb and Jernigan are smaller WR’s, players like Baldwin, Gates, Paul and Little who all have talent but all have off the field issues, so if the Chiefs take a WR they will more than likely have an issue someone doesn’t like. Finally, when it comes to the OLB position I feel it’s not as big of a position of need then some may think. I feel confident in Studebaker or Sheffield stepping in opposite Hali.  If the Chiefs are to draft an OLB they need to draft one in the opposite mold of Studebaker and Sheffield, a smaller quicker player. If they plan on drafting one, they need to do it before round 3, where the talent would not surpass Sheffield.

With this information in mind, it’s time to set up a game plan that would offer the Chiefs the best bang for the buck from rounds 1-7.

I’m open to all opinions, negative or positive.

FIRST MOCK

Round 1/21 TORREY SMITH-WR-MARYLAND

Another good WR opposite of Bowe is the domino piece for the Chiefs offense, has good size and the speed to stretch the field. Smith will push safeties and CB back allowing the Chiefs running game to flourish, while taking pressure of Bowe, McCluster and Moeaki.

Round 2/55 SAM ACHO-TEXAS-OLB

Will play opposite Hali, this guy really sounds like a KC type of player, loves the game and is very smart " Intelligent, hard-working player who puts in the time in the weight and film rooms. Received multiple national Academic All-American awards, the 2010 William V. Campbell Trophy and National ARA Sportsmanship Awards. Brother Emmanuel is a junior linebacker for the Longhorns" http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1245216

 Round 3/86 JERRELL POWE-NT-MISSISSIPPI

The price we have to pay for taking a WR over Phil Taylor is Jerrell Powe, he does have some issues with his “smarts” But I also feel that he’s position is not as complicated as others on the field, all he needs to do is hold up whoever is in front of him. More of a one trick pony in stopping the run, but I feel that’s all the Chiefs would want from him

Round 4/118 OWEN MARECIC

Pure, nasty full-back that will crack some skulls open and push the pile for Charles, sure he played LB in college, but I doubt he has the skill to do it in the NFL, but should be a great pure,

  Round 5/135 BRANDON FUSCO-OC-SLIPPERY ROCK Chief need an upgrade at center, if the OC start falling the Chiefs will have to use their 4th on this kid. Fusco has great footwork and has the ability to play in a ZBS. Many people were high on Bartholomew’s combine workout, but when you compare the number Fusco was actually better in the cone drills.

 Round 5/140 DEREK NEWTON-OT

At 6-5 and 310 Newton has the size to play OT in the NFL, but he also is very quick, posting a 4.99 40. Newton’s only issue lies in his strength, which is lacking. The Chiefs will give Richardson one more year to see how he develops at RT, but at the same time Newton will have NFL conditioning to improve his strength ready to take his spot from him.

Round 6/199 MARIO HARVEY-ILB-MARSHALL

This pick could easily be a quarterback instead, Harvey was looking like a late 7 or FA before his pro day. Harvey is on the small side at 5’11” or 6’00” but weighed in at 257lbs and posted a boggling 4.4 40. The Chief want to get faster well there you go, doesn’t hurt his nick name is Thumper either.

Round 7/223 MARK LEGREE-FS/SS- APPALACHIAN STATE

A small school kid with tons of talent recorded 22 career interceptions while in college. A combination of speed and size (6’ 210 4.49 40), LeGree can play either safety spot, including coming up as an extra LB in the box. Considered to be the hardest hitter on the team as well, willing to give himself up on every play.

SECOND MOCK

Round 1/21 PHIL TAYLOR-NT-BAYLOR

The domino piece of the defense, I feel Taylor will make Jackson and Dorsey better, making Johnson and Hali better, Making Carr, Flowers and Berry better.

Round 2/55 SAM ACHO-TEXAS-OLB

Will play opposite Hali, this guy really sounds like a KC type of player, loves the game and is very smart " Intelligent, hard-working player who puts in the time in the weight and film rooms. Received multiple national Academic All-American awards, the 2010 William V. Campbell Trophy and National ARA Sportsmanship Awards. Brother Emmanuel is a junior linebacker for the Longhorns" http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1245216

 Round 3/86 GREG LITTLE-WR-NORTH CAROLINA

I know many may not like this pick, but the facts are that all the WR’s at this spot all have some issue or another. Niles Paul has had two DUI’s, Edmond Gates is already 25 and has let go from a junior college and Tandon Doss has durability issues. Little also has played RB in the past, providing versatility. Big strong WR that could really push around CB’s helping open up the Chiefs running game even more. And even though his actions are a concern, last news was that he was honest about it “Most important, he was honest and contrite in his interviews with news reporters and teams.” - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1242997)

Round 4/118 BRANDON FUSCO-OC-SLIPPERY ROCK

 Chief need an upgrade at center, if the OC start falling the Chiefs will have to use their 4th on this kid. Fusco has great footwork and has the ability to play in a ZBS. Many people were high on Bartholomew’s combine workout, but when you compare the number Fusco was actually better in the cone drills.

 Round 5/135 HENRY HYNOSKI-FB-PITT

 Great all around FB, tough to the grind player, can block and catch out of the backfield, a baby blanket for Cassel...thing I like about him is ..."Able to extend away from his frame to bring in wide throws." http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1243179 and we have all seen Cassel throw some bad balls

Round 5/140 DEREK NEWTON-OT

At 6-5 and 310 Newton has the size to play OT in the NFL, but he also is very quick, posting a 4.99 40. Newton’s only issue lies in his strength, which is lacking. The Chiefs will give Richardson one more year to see how he develops at RT, but at the same time Newton will have NFL conditioning to improve his strength ready to take his spot from him.

Round 6/199 MARIO HARVEY-ILB-MARSHALL

This pick could easily be a quarterback instead, Harvey was looking like a late 7 or FA before his pro day. Harvey is on the small side at 5’11” or 6’00” but weighed in at 257lbs and posted a boggling 4.4 40. The Chief want to get faster well there you go, doesn’t hurt his nick name is Thumper either.

Round 7/223 MARK LEGREE-FS/SS- APPALACHIAN STATE

A small school kid with tons of talent recorded 22 career interceptions while in college. A combination of speed and size (6’ 210 4.49 40), LeGree can play either safety spot, including coming up as an extra LB in the box. Considered to be the hardest hitter on the team as well, willing to give himself up on every play.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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