Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Chiefs' offensive line getting younger?
By Bill Williamson
In our bloggers mock draft on Monday I selected Stanford guard David DeCastro for the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 11. If DeCastro is indeed the choice, Kansas City's interior offensive line will be getting extremely young.
DeCastro could start right away by replacing veteran Ryan Lilja and would likely play opposite Jon Asomoah. The third-round pick in 2010 started every game last season and the team is excited about him.
The Chiefs also apear to be going young at center. While a final decision hasn’t been made, it appears Casey Wiegmann will retire at the age of 38. The Chiefs seem comfortable with going with second-year player Rodney Hudson as the starting center.
Hudson was a second-round pick last season. Even if Wiegmann decided to play, the Chiefs would likely opt to go with Hudson with Lilja being a potential backup at center if DeCastro were drafted.
There is a youth movement afoot on the Chiefs line and a DeCastro selection would increase it.