Representing the Kansas City Chiefs, Halfbreed with the 44th pick in Arrowhead Pride's 2012 NFL mock draft...
Scott Pioli has recently remarked about the abundance of depth at many positions in this year's draft. This bodes well for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs were disappointed when their darling of this year's draft, David DeCastro was grabbed early. Pioli rebounded and astutely selected Michael Brockers DT from LSU with pick number eleven to the approving roar of well over 35% of the AP board. A stunning success when one factors in the "personal favorite bias" that he was up against in that community. The man is an absolute magician.
Not one to disappoint his audience, in round two he reaches deep into his pointy red magician's hat and pulls out a meanie . . .
Amini Silatolu, from Midwestern State, that is.
Though he played left tackle in college, Silatolu is actually a better fit at guard for KC's zone blocking scheme than is Kevin Zeitler, the big cumbersome guard from Wisconsin, who was recently selected by the Cleveland Browns. Pioli certainly would have selected Silatolu over Zeitler had both players been available here.
A man among boys in Division II play, Silatolu's combination of speed, power, and aggressiveness, often left his opponents, whether they were defensive linemen, or linebackers, sitting on the ground wondering what just hit them. He is able to pull and lead runners around end or trap block with tremendous pop. He is very effective at the second-level, and his pass blocking is exceptional. This pick has to get at least an astounding 36% approval rating.
Previously (with approval results)...
9. Carolina Panthers - South Carolina LB/DE Melvin Ingram (Forgot to do a poll)
34. Indianapolis Colts - South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery (Forgot to do a poll)
44. Kansas City Chiefs - Midwestern State OL Amini Silatolu