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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Offensive Tackle For The Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs will have plenty of options in April when the 21st pick comes up in the 2011 NFL draft. Mock drafts around the internet have receiver and offensive tackles as a couple of the more popular picks.

Which way is GM Scott Pioli leaning?

Who knows, but if he were Brian Galliford of, the pick would be an offensive tackle. In the latest 2011 NFL mock draft for SB Nation, Galliford has the Chiefs taking Wisconsin offensive tackle Gabe Carimi.

Kansas City has several need areas on both sides of the ball, but offensively, wide receiver and right tackle stick out like sore thumbs. Carimi fits the Scott Pioli mold, is the best run blocker available this year, and would slide right into the starting lineup.

In the last edition of his mock draft, Galliford had the Chiefs taking Pittsburgh WR Jonathan Baldwin. Not that I'm an expert on either player (by any means), Carimi seems like a better fit. We've also seen Mississippi State offensive tackle Derek Sherrod in this spot.

Drafting Carimi could mean the end of Barry Richardson or Ryan O'Callaghan in Kansas City. Both players are currently without a contract for 2011.

What do you think about this selection? Does it make sense?

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