2012 NFL Mock Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Select...

Representing the Kansas City Chiefs, Halfbreed with the 44th pick in Arrowhead Pride's 2012 NFL mock draft...

Scott Pioli has recently remarked about the abundance of depth at many positions in this year's draft. This bodes well for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs were disappointed when their darling of this year's draft, David DeCastro was grabbed early. Pioli rebounded and astutely selected Michael Brockers DT from LSU with pick number eleven to the approving roar of well over 35% of the AP board. A stunning success when one factors in the "personal favorite bias" that he was up against in that community. The man is an absolute magician.

Not one to disappoint his audience, in round two he reaches deep into his pointy red magician's hat and pulls out a meanie . . .

Amini Silatolu, from Midwestern State, that is.

Though he played left tackle in college, Silatolu is actually a better fit at guard for KC's zone blocking scheme than is Kevin Zeitler, the big cumbersome guard from Wisconsin, who was recently selected by the Cleveland Browns. Pioli certainly would have selected Silatolu over Zeitler had both players been available here.

A man among boys in Division II play, Silatolu's combination of speed, power, and aggressiveness, often left his opponents, whether they were defensive linemen, or linebackers, sitting on the ground wondering what just hit them. He is able to pull and lead runners around end or trap block with tremendous pop. He is very effective at the second-level, and his pass blocking is exceptional. This pick has to get at least an astounding 36% approval rating.

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Previously (with approval results)...

1. Indianapolis Colts - Baylor QB Robert Griffin III (42%)

2. Washington Redskins - Stanford QB Andrew Luck (72%)

3. Minnesota Vikings - USC OT Matt Kalil (89%)

4. Cleveland Browns - Alabama RB Trent Richardson (70%)

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - LSU CB Morris Claiborne (84%)

6. St. Louis Rams - Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon (91%)

7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Stanford G David DeCastro (33%)

8. Miami Dolphins - Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill (73%)

9. Carolina Panthers - South Carolina LB/DE Melvin Ingram (Forgot to do a poll)

10. Buffalo Bills - Stanford OT Jonathan Martin (73%)

11. Kansas City Chiefs - LSU DT Michael Brockers (35%)

12. Seattle Seahawks - Boston College LB Luke Kuechly (66%)

13. Arizona Cardinals - Iowa T Riley Reiff (88%)

14. Dallas Cowboys - North Carolina DE Quinton Coples (68%)

15. Philadelphia Eagles - Mississippi State DT Fletcher Cox (79%)

16. New York Jets - Alabama DE/LB Courtney Upshaw (83%)

17. Cincinnati Bengals - Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd (68%)

18. San Diego Chargers - Penn State DT Devon Still (42%)

19. Chicago Bears - Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick (51%)

20. Tennessee Titans - South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore (63%)

21. Cincinnati Bengals - Georgia OL Cordy Glenn (64%)

22. Cleveland Browns - Arizona QB Nick Foles (21%)

23. Detroit Lions - Alabama S Mark Barron (67%)

24. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Memphis NT Dontari Poe (62%)

25. Denver Broncos -- Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy (64%)

26. Houston Texans -- Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill (68%)

27. New England Patriots - North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins (58%)

28. Green Bay Packers - Illinois OLB/DE Whitney Mercilus (70%)

29. Baltimore Ravens - LSU WR Rueben Randle (34%)

30. San Francisco 49ers - Stanford TE Coby Fleener (46%)

31. New England Patriots - USC OLB Nick Perry (64%)

32. New York Giants - Baylor WR Kendall Wright (48%)

33. St. Louis Rams - Ohio State LT Mike Adams (77%)

34. Indianapolis Colts - South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery (Forgot to do a poll)

35. Minnesota Vikings - Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower (62%)

36. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Nebraska LB Lavonte David (71%)

37. Cleveland Browns - Wisconsin G Kevin Zeitler (65%)

38. Jacksonville Jaguars - Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu (72%)

39. St. Louis Rams - Boise State LB Shea McClellin (59%)

40. Carolina Panthers - Clemson DT Brandon Thompson (65%)

41. Buffalo Bills - Oregon RB LaMichael James (34%)

42. Miami Dolphins - Boise State RB Doug Martin (26%)

43. Seattle Seahawks - Marshall DE Vinny Curry

44. Kansas City Chiefs - Midwestern State OL Amini Silatolu

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