The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to be in the market for a right tackle. Whether that's in free agency or at some point during the 2012 NFL draft, we don't know. But KC knows they need a right tackle entering 2012. Barry Richardson and Ryan O'Callaghan are both without a contract.
We see a lot of the mock drafts sending offensive tackles to the Chiefs but we're not always sure whether a left tackle can switch to the right, or vice versa. There's a lot of guessing that goes on in draft season.
One of the guys mocked to the Chiefs is left tackle Mike Adams out of Ohio State. Our draft guru, Dan over at Mocking The Draft, reports that Adams has been approached by a couple of teams about moving to right tackle, including the Browns and Redskins.
Adams noted his strengths as blocking in space and playing through the whistle in the run game. But he wants to improve on his consistency in pass protection and said he has a tendency to over set. But if he's shifted to the right side, like the Browns and Redskins inquired, those weaknesses will be masked.
That tells us putting Adams at right tackle isn't some crazy idea. Teams have actually thought about it.
He's one of the handful of offensive tackles the Chiefs could be considering with the 11th pick. Him, Jonathan Martin, Riley Reiff and David DeCastro could all be available at that point.