2012 NFL Mock Draft: Another Offensive Tackle For The Chiefs

BERKELEY CA - NOVEMBER 20: Head coach Jim Harbaugh and Jonathan Martin #55 of the Stanford Cardinal shake hands after beating the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 20 2010 in Berkeley California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A month ago, Don Banks of SI.com put out a 2012 NFL mock draft that had the Kansas City Chiefs selecting DT Devon Still. Today, Banks' latest mock draft has the Chiefs selecting OT Jonathan Martin out of Stanford.

Here's what he said:

The Chiefs have to upgrade at right offensive tackle, and Martin is the most obvious direction to head with both Kalil and Reiff already gone. An inside linebacker like Boston College's Luke Kuechly or a defensive tackle like Memphis' Dontari Poe would fill other areas of need with players who will wind up with grades in the top 15-20 range.

In this scenario, both Matt Kalil and Riley Reiff are off the board, which leaves Martin (and Mike Adams out of Ohio State) as the next best offensive tackle.

This jives with Adam Teicher's suggestion this morning that the Chiefs should draft an offensive tackle. You'd get a right tackle for next season and some insurance for the season after that depending on how Branden Albert's contract situation plays out.

One interesting situation that presents itself in this mock draft is Texas A&M' QB Ryan Tannehill being available at the 11th pick. I'm not saying the Chiefs should take him but, in this scenario, the Seattle Seahawks are right behind the Chiefs. They very well could take a quarterback, which makes the Chiefs position one spot ahead of them potentially desirable for a trade down. Something to remember is that teams will trade up for a quarterback. Maybe not many other positions, but a quarterback they will.

Any strong feelings one way or the other on the Chiefs trading down?

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