Mel Kiper's NFL Mock Draft Goes Defense For Chiefs

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 12: Devon Still #71 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates after sacking Taylor Martinez #3 (not pictured) of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the game on November 12, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Yesterday we took notice that a lot of the 2012 NFL mock drafts floating around out there are once again projecting an offensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs. It seems like that's been the offseason theme the last couple of years with the mock drafts and it will be again this year.

ESPN's Mel Kiper thinks the Chiefs will go after a tackle -- but on defense. Kiper's latest mock draft has the Chiefs selecting Penn State DT Devon Still. Kiper says the Chiefs have a chance to become an "upper-echelon defense" in the coming years and a "disruptive interior line presence" like Still can help accomplish that.

So do you focus on the defense, where the Chiefs are getting closer to becoming one of the better units in the league? Or do you look to the offense, where the Chiefs ranked second to last in points scored?

It's way, way too early to be figuring out which player specifically the Chiefs will select but the offense vs. defense thing is a good debate. I can see the arguments for both sides but I probably won't settle on any players until after the NFL Combine and some of these workouts. We don't even know if they'll be drafting 11th or 12th yet (a coin flip will determine that).

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