I finally did it! I set out to watch the 2012 tape of every player on Mel Kiper's first round big board, and I am finally done after countless hours of shaking my head over boneheaded and sometimes mindnumbing plays. After all of this, there are only three players that really stand out to me.
1.) LSU DE Barkevious Mingo- This is a player with a huge motor that reminds me of Tamba Hali and Jared Allen. The 6' 5" Mingo is an outstanding pass-rushing DE that will probably play a 3-4 OLB position in the NFL unless he adds some weight. Because of his incredible motor he is all over the field and has great game speed, which gives him the ability to recover after the initial pass-rush to chase down any player carrying the ball. The Chiefs may not have an immediate need at OLB, but this guy will be a superstar.
2.) Alabama G Chance Warmack- Warmack is a once-in-a-generation prospect at guard who consistantly beats double-teams to get to the second level of the defense. He is a great finisher with a mean streak. He may be the O-line piece that KC has missed since Will Shields retired.
3.) West Virginia QB Geno Smith- Geno consistantly makes good decisions and is by far the most polished, pro ready QB in this year's draft. He is a classic pocket quarterback that did benefit from having two NFL quality wide receivers to throw to; but in the NFL he will as well. Mr. Smith has some speed, just not quite enough to be a dual-threat type QB in the pro's. Because of this I don't think he will be a big injury risk. Everything considered, I think Geno makes the best choice for the Chiefs with the top pick in the 2013 draft.
So what do you think? Am I wrong? Please comment and let me know how you feel!