NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stands on stage as he announces a draft selection during the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
With the No. 74 in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Donald Stephenson, a tackle out of Oklahoma. Stephenson is 6'6" and weighs 307 pounds.
Mike Mayock described him as a "developmental left tackle."
The KC Chiefs actually held a pre-draft visit with Stephenson (Draft table FTW!), and this is what Joel had to say:
He's expected to be a mid-round pick -- third or fourth round -- according to NFL draft scout. The Chiefs have just three offensive tackles under contract -- OT Brandon Albert, OT David Mims and OT Eric Winston. Albert and Winston are the starters but the Chiefs need some depth behind them. And Albert also has a contract that runs out after the 2012 season so the Chiefs need to be thinking about the future here, which is what they might be doing with Stephenson.
And our Oklahoma blog Crimson and Cream Machine had this to say about Stephenson on the OU Pro Day:
Another OU guy who excelled at the combine and one I'd be surprised if he did much today. He'll definitely get drafted in my opinion, but probably not before the fourth round.
The Chiefs took another offensive lineman before Stephenson - OT Jeff Allen at No. 44 - so depth on the offensive line is obviously a big concern for the Chiefs. I don't have a strong opinion on this pick except to say I cringe when I hear "developmental." Colin Brown anyone?
Currently, that's it for the Kansas City Chiefs in rounds two and three of the 2012 NFL Draft. Tomorrow, the Chiefs have picks No. 107 (4th round), No. 146 (5th round), No. 182 (6th round), No. 218 and No. 238 (7th round).
Day two is in the books. How are you feeling? Exhausted? Me too.