Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Kiper offers his choices for top of draft
By Bill Williamson
It’s a big draft day at ESPN.com. Along with Todd McShay’s latest mock draft , Mel Kiper offers his newest big board .
There is a new name atop the board. Kiper has Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd at No. 1. Floyd is a great athlete who has been rising up the board.
He is considered a perfect fit for a 4-3 defense and a bit of a forced fit for a 3-4 at defensive end. So, I’m not sure if he will be in play for the Chiefs with the No. 1 pick. But he’d be a great fit for Oakland at No. 3 and a great value. McShay has him tabbed for the Raiders.
Kiper’s second player on the board, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner, may be a better fit for the Chiefs. He’d fill a need (if, of course, the Chiefs don’t address it in free agency).
Utah defensive lineman Star Lotulelei is McShay’s choice for the Chiefs at No. 1. Kiper, though, has him at No. 12 on his big board.
In other AFC West news:
Football Outsiders believe the Chiefs’ decision to give left tackle Branden Albert the franchise tag was right on the money.