We've been looking at a number of 2012 NFL mock drafts over the past few weeks and it seems most people think the Kansas City Chiefs will go after the big uglies up front, offensive or defensive line.
SB Nation has consistently mocked an offensive tackle to the Chiefs while both Mel Kiper of ESPN and Don Banks of SI.com selected Penn State DT Devon Still. We've also seen some people send Alabama RB Trent Richardson to the Chiefs.
So now we look at another mock draft -- ESPN's Bill Williamson, who has the Chiefs selecting Stanford OT Jonathan Martin.
First, I can't complain about the idea of adding offensive line help. GM Scott Pioli has said publicly that improving the offensive line is a priority. He says that stuff a lot about improving the depth and things like that but he specifically named the offensive line, which he doesn't often do. So no only do I think offensive tackle is the best move, I think it's a move the Chiefs might legitimately make. Does Martin play left tackle? Right tackle? However it works out, I'm fine with creating more options along the offensive line.
Second, we're weeks away from having a grip on who the No. 2 offensive tackle is -- Martin, Iowa's Riley Reiff or Ohio State's Mike Adams (or whoever else comes up in the mean time). The Chiefs have those guys ranked -- unfortunately they're not sharing their big board with me. So we don't know how they view these three guys and various mock drafts are pretty inconsistent when it comes to where these three go.
So, I like the idea of the selection, taking an offensive tackle. Time will tell if it's Martin, or someone else, at No. 11 or 12.