Kansas City Chiefs fans did not agree with a recent 2013 NFL mock draft that had Missouri's Sheldon Richardson going No. 1 overall. Not that he's a bad player, but that seems high. Nevertheless, Richardson believes he should be a candidate for the No. 1 pick. He also has a few other things to say.
I asked Richardson if he's good enough to be KC's pick @ No 1. "Hell yeah. You saw me play here. Do you think I'm good enough to go No 1?"— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) March 7, 2013
I asked Richardson if more 4-3 or 3-4 teams seem to like him. "The whole NFL wants Sheldon Richardson."— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) March 7, 2013
Word of caution: Resist freaking out over Richardson comments. He's harmlessly playful. Talks big but it's a good natured confidence— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) March 7, 2013
Sheldon Richardson says he's hearing a lot from the #Chiefs, #Jaguars, #Raiders, #Dolphins and #Seahawks.— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) March 7, 2013
Richardson would be a defensive end in the Kansas City Chiefs 3-4 defense, a position at which the Chiefs could have a need depending on the future of Glenn Dorsey, who is scheduled to hit free agency on March 12. Even if Dorsey comes back, the Chiefs could have a need at defensive end. Tyson Jackson took a pay cut so he'll stick around but only for one more season. That plus we don't know what a new deal for Dorsey could look like -- short-term or long-term?
Richardson would have to surpass Florida's Sharrif Floyd and Utah's Star Lotulelei as the top defensive tackle.
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