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2012 NFL Draft: Chiefs Meet With One Of The Top Guards

In the Arrowhead Pride 2012 NFL mock draft, the Kansas City Chiefs, represented by AP user Halfbreed, selected Midwestern State offensive guard Amini Silatolu. The pick seemed a little unusual but it very well could be accurate. According to Aaron Wilson of, the Chiefs have visited with Silatolu.

The Chiefs offensive line is definitely improving this offseason but one position whose future needs to be secured is the guard spot opposite Jon Asamoah. Ryan Lilja is in the final year of his deal and it seemed his play slipped last season.

Silatolu projects to a second round pick. He had 20 visits or private workouts, which is a lot. But teams probably weren't familiar with Midwestern State so there was more motivation to bring him in for a visit.

Other teams connected to Silatolu: Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts and the Carolina Panthers.

He's 6'4" and 311 pounds. The words "mauling" come up a lot in scouting reports. I'm not sure how high I am on the fact that he didn't play elite competition in college but offensive linemen picked in the first couple rounds seem to usually pan out. I think Silatolu is in play if he's available at No. 44. Would be nice to have three drafts where you pick Asamoah, Rodney Hudson and then Silatolu to secure your interior offensive line for years.

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