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Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft Tracker -- #3

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The more I read about Ryan Clady, the offensive tackle out of Boise St., the less I like him. I squirm a little when I hear about great players from smaller conferences like the WAC. If Jake Long is off the board, I would not suggest Clady. How about this Ellis guy? Yep. He's my no. 2 if Long isn't there. For right now at least.

Position
Tally
First Round Choice
OT
12 Jake Long (10) Ryan Clady (2)
QB
5 Andre Woodson (1) Matt Ryan (4)
DT
4 Glenn Dorsey (1) Sedrick Ellis (3)
DE
1 Chris Long (1)
NFL Draft Specialist
This years top rated QB before the NFL combine. Should go in the Top 5, as another team might trade up to get him. Matt Ryan has the ability to start and be productive from the begining of his first year.
Mock Draft Aces
Assuming Jared Allen is returning, the Chiefs are set on their young DLine for a bit. Croyle looks to be their answer at QB if they can get him some protection and Jake Long is the best LT available in this draft by far and will anchor that OLine for years. If he is there when they pick, this is a no brainer.
The Landry Hat
Matt Ryan is gone. But that’s OK because Chiefs fans believe Brodie Croyle is the answer. Stop cackling! Jake Long may revive that running game to top tier again.
Inside the Eagles
Long has a huge frame at 6'7" and 315 lbs. An excellent pass blocker who can protect the QB's blind side.
War Room Report
Once one of the top rushing teams in the league, the Chiefs fell to last in the NFL in 2007, averaging a paltry 78 yards per game. The Chiefs have suffered greatly from the loss of offensive line stalwarts such as Willie Roaf and John Tait, and they have yet to attempt to replace those players. They would love to be in a position to draft Jake Long, but instead may have to settle for Boise State junior Ryan Clady, a 6-5, 320 lb powerhouse who shined in his career as a Bronco. Clady is still developing and has the frame to become even bigger. He has the footwork and quickness needed to play left tackle in the NFL, and if the Chiefs want young QB Brodie Croyle to succeed, they must secure his blind side. Kansas City very well may be in the same situation as Arizona last year – forced to take a left tackle over higher rated prospects to fill the considerable need. If the Chiefs to decide to continue to neglect the tackle position, Ellis is possibility here, as the team got virtually nothing from 2007 draft picks Turk McBride and Tank Tyler, and still is in need of interior help on the defensive line. Explosive pass rusher Vernon Gholston of Ohio State would also be intriguing, as he would pair well with Pro Bowl DE Jared Allen.