2012 NFL Mock Draft: Two Votes For DT Devon Still In KC

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 29: Devon Still #71 of the Penn State Nittany Lions sacks Nathan Scheelhaase #2 of the Illinois Fighting Illini during the game on October 29, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

ESPN's Mel Kiper released one of his 2012 NFL mock drafts last week and had the Kansas City Chiefs selecting Penn State DT Devon Still. It would appear he's the early favorite in these mock drafts because Don Banks of SI.com has the same pick.

Here's what Banks said:

Given the Chiefs' need for an offensive tackle, they could pounce on Iowa's Reiff if he falls past No. 9 Miami or opt for Stanford tackle Jonathan Martin. But Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli knows you can never have enough talented defensive linemen, and Still is a top-10-rated prospect who can provide a disruptive force in the middle of the Chiefs' 3-4 front.

I'm all about picking the best player available, and even adding some defensive line help. And, really, I'm probably never going to argue too much if they keep investing in the trenches.

That said, it'd be tough to stomach another first round pick on a defensive lineman. GM Scott Pioli has indicated publicly that the offensive line needs to get better so I still think that'll be the pick but Still is getting tabbed to the Chiefs in the early rounds.

We'll see these picks change numerous times over the following weeks and months. Check out the full mock draft at SI.com, where Banks predicts a trade near the top.

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