2013 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs and defensive tackles

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Chiefs will probably pick an offensive tackle with the No. 1 overall pick. But what if they don't? Let's explore other options.

The talk around the Kansas City Chiefs and the 2013 NFL Draft has mainly centered around offensive tackles Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher. Though offensive would correctly be considered the most likely pick at this point, we have to consider the Chiefs other options as well.

GM John Dorsey said last week the Chiefs are considering four players. Outside of the two tackles, I would guess those other players are Sharrif Floyd, Star Lotulelei and Dion Jordan. We've discussed Jordan, noting how versatile he is. Check out that scouting report here.

But what about the defensive tackles? There are pros and cons to each.

Sharrif Floyd

The good: Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff told Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that Floyd is "quick, agile and plays with good leverage." He said he's "a combination of almost all you're looking for at that position."

The bad: "Those idiots on TV made Floyd," a third scout said. "He's not that good. He's not better than Ziggy Hood. Floyd's not a real bulky guy but he can run."

Need: Chiefs have a need along the defensive line. Tyson Jackson is under just a one-year contract.

Star Lotulelei

The good: "They say he really matured this year. He's married, has (two) kids. All of a sudden the light came on. I just thought he was a dominant player. He can control the point. He can rush the passer. He can do anything he wants to. He's a lot like Haloti Ngata but not as big."

The bad: "Really talented but it's like once every five plays," another scout said.

Need: Chiefs do have a need along the defensive line, especially someone who could play all three positions.

Make sure you read McGinn's entire scouting report on defensive linemen. It's excellent.

More reading:

Chiefs draft room will be full

Albert needs to lower his price tag

The AP mock draft

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