AFC West: Damontre Moore

The Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are both in solid position in the second round, which begins at 6:30 p.m. ET Friday. Oakland has the No. 42 pick (via a trade with Miami) and San Diego picks No. 45.

Denver, meanwhile, is slated to pick 58th, fifth-to-last in the round, while Kansas City does not have a selection, having sent its No. 34 pick to San Francisco in the the Alex Smith trade. (There is some chance the Chiefs get the No. 54 pick from Miami if the teams can yet work out a Branden Albert trade.)

There are some good players available in the top half of the second round. Let’s look at some of the players who may fit with Oakland and San Diego, respectively:

Oakland

Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame

Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State

Margus Hunt, DE, SMU

Matt Barkley, QB, USC

Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford

Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M

San Diego

T’eo

Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State

Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State

Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama

Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Mel Kiper Jr. is getting busy playing general manager and making trades (two involving AFC West teams) in a new three-round mock draft in an Insider piece Insider. Let’s take a look:

Denver

Rd. 1 (28) CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida St.

Rd. 2 (58) DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M

Rd. 3 (90) OL Barrett Jones, Alabama

My thoughts: The Broncos would be getting terrific value at all three spots. This is both good short-term and long-term value. Moore would be a steal at No. 58.

Kansas City

Rd. 1 (5) OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan (via Detroit)

Rd. 3 (63) S J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern

Rd. 3 (96) QB Mike Glennon, North Carolina St.

My thoughts: This would be a banner first three rounds for the Chiefs. Kiper has them sending the No.1 overall pick to Detroit for the No. 5 pick and the Lions’ top pick next year. The Chiefs would get Fisher, a player who they could take at No. 1, and get more ammunition for next year’s draft. Plus, taking a flier on Glennon with a compensatory pick makes sense.

Oakland

Rd. 1 (3) DE Sharrif Floyd, Florida

Rd. 3 (66) DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio St.

My thoughts: The Raiders would like to acquire more picks. But if this is the bounty, I really like where the defensive line is heading. I love Floyd, and Hankins would be a nice get at No. 66.

San Diego

Rd. 1 (6) OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma (via Cleveland)

Rd. 2 (45) LB Arthur Brown, Kansas St.

Rd. 3 (76) (Traded to Cleveland)

My thoughts: This would be a productive draft for the Chargers. It is looking more and more likely that Johnson will not get past Arizona at No. 7. The Chargers badly need a left tackle. I’d hate to see the Chargers give up two picks, (Kiper has them sending a third-round pick and an unidentified pick) but Johnson would fill a huge need. Brown is a hot name and he’d be a solid get at No. 45.
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has offered another mock draft Insider in an Insider piece. This time, Kiper is going two rounds deep. Let’s take a look at his choices for the AFC West teams:

First round

1. Kansas City: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M,

My take: This looks like the most official pick at this point. Things can change, but it looks like Joeckel.

3. Oakland: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

My take: This is my choice as well. Taking Floyd would kick start a defensive revival.

11. San Diego: Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma

My take: It’s starting to look like Johnson might not be available. The key here is Kiper Jr. had Geno Smith going No. 4 to the Eagles. The Chargers would be thrilled if this happens.

28. Denver: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston

My take: It fills a long-term need, and Hayden has potential. I think Denver would look for other needs first.

Second round

45. San Diego: Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State

My take: He is a fine player. This would be a good two-round haul for San Diego.

55. Denver: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M

My take: That would be an amazing value if he fell. He was once considered a top-5 talent. There are concerns, but he produced in college.

Note: Kansas City and Oakland do not have picks in the second round.
Expect the Denver Broncos to add a pass-rusher to their list of draft needs.

Elvis Dumervil moved on after the infamous fax-machine fiasco. The team is looking for a replacement, but talks with Dwight Freeney and John Abraham are reportedly not going well. Still, I can see Freeney backing off on big contract demands because he very likely won’t get what he wants.

Assuming then that the Broncos look for a complement to star pass-rusher Von Miller in the early rounds, let’s look at some potential fits:

Tank Carradine, Florida State: He is coming off a major knee injury. He should be available when Denver picks at No. 28. He has great film.

Margus Hunt, SMU: He is raw and will be 26 when the NFL season starts. More likely a second- or third-round prospect. He does have strong pass-rush ability.

Sam Montgomery, LSU: Probably more of a second-round pick. He has a chance to be a complete player.

Damontre Moore, Texas A&M: Moore has been falling down some boards after a poor showing at the NFL combine and in interviews. But he is only 20 and has produced on the field -- so falling to No. 28 might be a stretch. He’d be a great value there and I’m sure he’d love to reunite with Miller.

Alex Okafor, Texas: He might be more of a second-round pick. He has a chance to develop into a good pass-rusher.

AFC West mock draft: Take III

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With the NFL combine over, here is my third mock draft for AFC West teams' first-round picks. We will periodically update as we move closer to the April draft.

1. Kansas City Chiefs: OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M. I don’t love this choice because I know the Chiefs are still interested in keeping free agent Branden Albert. But the Chiefs don’t have many clear-cut options. I think they could let Albert walk and draft Joeckel and use the money intended for Albert elsewhere. This is very much a fluid situation.

Previous pick: DL Star Lotulelei, Utah.

3. Oakland Raiders: DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida. A lot of top defensive players had so-so efforts at the combine; Floyd, however, continued to impress. He plays a position at which Oakland badly needs help and has the physical ability to warrant this pick.

Previous pick: DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M.

11. San Diego Chargers: OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma. Johnson followed up a great week at the Senior Bowl with a strong showing at the combine; he is zooming up draft boards. Left tackle is the Chargers’ greatest need. This is a good fit.

Previous pick: Johnson.

28. Denver Broncos: LB Manti Te'o. I know Te’o didn’t have a great combine. He still has great tape. If it weren’t for the fake-girlfriend fiasco and a slow 40 time, Te’o would be considered a top-five pick talent on his college career. I know the Broncos are intrigued by Te’o. If he is the top talent on the board, Denver very well might take him.

Previous pick: CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State.

Critical day for top NFL prospects

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INDIANAPOLIS -- I’m not sure if Geno Smith put himself in the conversation to be the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, but the West Virginia quarterback had a good day Sunday at the NFL combine.

Smith, widely considered the best quarterback prospect in the draft, had the fastest 40-yard dash time of all quarterbacks Sunday. He ran a 4.56. Smith is considered more of a pocket passer than a running quarterback, making the time that much more impressive. He has said he only runs to enhance his game, not to fuel it. But the fact that he can move well means it will open up playbooks.

The Kansas City Chiefs have the No. 1 pick and badly need a quarterback. Smith’s speed will certainly be part of the discussion in Kansas City.

However, another candidate to be the No.1 pick has a medical issue. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei will not work out at the combine because a medical exam at the combine discovered that he has a heart issue. Mortensen reported Lotulelei’s left ventricle is pumping at 44 percent efficiency, below the normal range of 55 percent to 70 percent. He will undergo more tests in Utah and he plans to work out next month.

This issue clearly could affect Lotulelei’s draft stats. He is a legitimate option for both Kansas City at No.1 and Oakland at No. 3. Oakland could instead look at Florida defensive tackle Sharriff Floyd at No. 3.

Meanwhile, Smith’s strong day will also interest Oakland. If Smith gets past Kansas City and is highly rated, there could be a chance to trade down from the No. 3 pick. Oakland would love to acquire more picks.

In other combine developments Sunday that affect the AFC West:

Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore did just 12 repetitions in the 225-pound bench press. That is a weak total for a defensive end. He has been often connected to Oakland.

Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had a great day overall Sunday. He is considered the top receiver prospect. He is a dark horse possibility for San Diego at No. 11.
For the second straight year, as the new brass tries to rebuild, the Oakland Raiders will likely undergo major change this offseason.

A place where serious change could occur is on the defensive line as the team tries to get younger and cheaper all the while trying to get better. A couple of years ago, the Raiders had one of the most physical, fiercest defensive lines in the NFL. But in 2012, the unit got old, and it its overall production waned.

Thus, change is in store.

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour is a free agent and very likely will not return. Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly’s production fell as well in 2012, and he is a top candidate to be cut, because Oakland is currently over the salary cap for 2013. Kelly, 32, reportedly has a salary cap number of more than 11 million in 2013. He has two years remaining on his contract. The Raiders reportedly could save more than $7 million if they cut Kelly.

So, at this point, it would be surprised if he is kept.

The change on the line doesn’t just affect the inside players. Defensive end Matt Shaughnessy is a free agent. He was once considered a potential standout, but his play slipped in 2012 and he lost playing time to fellow free-agent Andre Carter, who was signed during the season.

Desmond Bryant is also a free agent. At times, he was one of Oakland’s best defensive linemen last season. Bryant could get interest on the open market.

Thus, Oakland might have to find a way to replenish a lot of positions on the line. Its anchor is Lamarr Houston, who, at times, looks like an upper-echelon lineman. Houston is versatile and can play across the line.

The Raiders will give 2012 draft choices Christo Bilukidi (defensive tackle) and Jack Crawford (defensive end) a chance to develop in 2013. They showed nice promise as rookies.

There is a strong chance Oakland will use the No. 3 overall pick on a defensive lineman. The top candidates are ends Damontre Moore (Texas A&M), Barkevious Mingo (LSU) and Bjoern Werner (Florida State), and defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (Utah).

Change is a theme in Oakland again, and it might start on the defensive line.

AFC West mock draft: Take II

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Here is my second AFC West mock draft for the teams' first-round picks. We will periodically update as we move closer to the April draft:

1. Kansas City Chiefs: DL, Star Lotulelei, Utah: He could excel as a 3-4 defensive end. This is a tough spot for the Chiefs. There are no great positional fits, particularly since no quarterbacks have yet shown they are worthy of being the top pick. There has been a lot of chatter that Texas A&M offensive lineman Luke Joeckel could be the Chiefs’ choice. But the Chiefs want to re-sign left tackle Branden Albert. I expect them to give Albert an offer early next month. If Albert leaves in free agency, Joeckel then becomes the likely pick. If that is the scenario, the Chiefs better use the money that would have went to Albert on a premium free agent. A simple Albert-Joeckel swap would not be the greatest use of the top choice.

Previous pick: Lotulelei

3. Oakland Raiders: DE, Damontre Moore, Texas A&M: The Raiders are in a position of strength. They need defensive help across the board. The draft is defensive-heavy at the top. While the choices are plentiful, Moore’s high ceiling makes him the choice right now.

Previous pick: Moore

11. San Diego Chargers: OT, Lane Johnson, Oklahoma: Johnson had a great week at the Senior Bowl. If he continues to have a good draft season, he will be very worthy of the No. 11 pick. Left tackle is the Chargers’ greatest need. There isn’t a ton of top level left tackle talent this year. Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher also had a great week at the Senior Bowl, but he may be off the board when the Chargers pick. Johnson could be a fine consolation prize.

Previous pick: CB, Dee Milliner, Alabama

28. Denver Broncos: CB, Xavier Rhodes, Florida State: Denver will likely take the best available player. If Rhodes is on the board, he may fit that description. He is a solid talent and the Broncos can use more youth at this position.

Previous pick: DT, Kawann Short, Purdue.

AFC West mock draft: Take I

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Now that every team in AFC West is done with their 2012 season, here is my first AFC West mock draft for the teams' first-round picks. We will periodically update as we move closer to the April draft:

1. Kansas City Chiefs: DL, Star Lotulelei, Utah: It’s been well documented that there are no great position fits for the Chiefs at this spot. This is a top player who would add even more young talent to this defense.

3. Oakland Raiders: DE, Damontre Moore, Texas A&M: The Raiders will fill a big defensive need no matter where they go, and right now I think Dennis Allen gets a fellow Aggie. The ceiling is high for Moore.

11. San Diego Chargers: CB, Dee Milliner, Alabama: The Chargers’ top need is tackle, but some key players went back to school so I don’t know if there is a fit here. Milliner can be a dynamic player and the Chargers will have a need. San Diego will have options, but I like Milliner here.

28. Denver Broncos: DT, Kawann Short, Purdue: The Broncos will likely take the best available defensive player. Right now, I think it is Short. Denver has gotten better at this position, but it could use some more help.

Early draft look: Raiders

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With the Oakland Raiders’ season over, let’s take an early look at where the team might be heading in the draft.

First pick: No. 3

Top draft needs: Cornerback, linebacker, defensive line, safety, offensive line.

Possible first-round picks: Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo, Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner.

Intangibles: While the Chiefs are in a bad spot because of the lack of draft talent compared to their needs, the Raiders are in a great spot. This is a defense-rich top end of the draft and the Raiders badly need help at every layer. At worst, they will get the third-highest-rated defensive player on their board. They just have to stack their board and pick the best fit. At least three of the above players should be available to Oakland -- a can’t-lose situation. The one wrinkle is that Oakland could decide to trade down because it has a lot of needs and doesn’t currently have a second- or a fifth-round pick. That said, the opportunity to get an impact defender could be enough to sway Oakland to keep its top choice.

Early draft look: Chiefs

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With the Kansas City Chiefs’ season over, let’s take an early look at where the team may be heading in the draft.

First pick: No. 1

Top draft needs: Quarterback, receiver, cornerback, inside linebacker, safety.

Possible first-round picks: Utah defensive Star Lotulelei, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel.

Intangibles: There are many. For starters, the top of this draft doesn’t mesh with the Chiefs’ needs. The players listed above are fine, impact players. But they don’t fill major needs for Kansas City. Because of that, I think Lotulelei and Te'o might be the best fits, because you can make arguments for their selection over the others because of position fits. Joeckel could be in play if Branden Albert leaves as a free agent. Of course, the Chiefs badly need a quarterback. There just aren’t any quarterbacks worth taking at No. 1. The Chiefs could trade down to stockpile picks and perhaps select North Carolina State Mike Glennon or West Virgina’s Geno Smith, but those two signal-callers seem like projects. The Chiefs will have new brass and there will be a lot to discuss.
The Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock.

Now, the fun begins.

The Chiefs, who went 2-14 and who will have the No. 1 pick in the April draft, desperately need a quarterback, but there doesn’t appear to be any quarterback worthy of the top pick. There are no Andrew Lucks or RGIIIs this year.

The draft appears to defense-heavy at the top. The Chiefs aren’t really lacking at any defensive position.

So, it will have to come to a tough decision. Of course, with general manager Scott Pioli on the hot seat, the ultimate decision may be made by someone who is not yet in the organization.

If the Chiefs don’t reach for a quarterback such as West Virginia’s Geno Smith or North Carolina State’s Mike Glennon, the Chiefs could try to trade down or take the best defensive player available. The trade market may not be great for the top pick because of the dearth of quarterback prospects.

Here is a look at five players who the Chiefs could consider with the top pick:

Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei: He may be the best overall. He could be a perfect 3-4 nose tackle for the Chiefs. But if the new regime uses a 4-3, he could fit again. The selection of another defensive lineman in Kansas City may not excite the masses, but if he’s the best player available, he needs to be considered.

Notre Dame linebacker Manti T’eo: The top pick may be too high for T’eo. But if the Chiefs’ brass really likes him, he may be worth it. He would complete an outstanding linebacking crew in Kansas City.

Texas A&M defensive tackle Damontre Moore: He is a top pass-rusher. The Chiefs are pretty set at pass-rusher, though.

Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel: If Branden Albert leaves through free agency, this may be the choice. The Chiefs could take Joeckel.

Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones: He is like Moore. He is extremely talented, but he doesn’t really fit the Chiefs’ needs.

AFC West primed for the draft

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The 2013 NFL draft is going to be important in the AFC West.

The 1-10 Kansas City Chiefs are on pace to get the No. 1 pick and the 3-8 Oakland Raiders and 4-7 Chargers are not far behind. As of now, Oakland is on pace for the No. 4 pick and the Chargers are on pace for the No. 7 pick.

So, it’s time to think ahead.

That is exactly what Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have done for this week’s Hot Read. Let’s highlight some of parts of the project that are of interest in the AFC West.

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Gary A. Vasquez/US PresswireWithout any can't-miss quarterbacks at the top of the draft, the Chiefs could consider drafting Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.
Kiper lists the five players he thinks could go with the No. 1 pick. Note he does not have a quarterback on the list and that is, by far, the Chiefs' greatest need. Here’s the list:
" Jarvis Jones, a brilliant, relentless pass-rusher out of Georgia;

" Manti Te'o, the prototype middle linebacker out of Notre Dame (a very high standing for an interior linebacker, I admit);

" Star Lotulelei, the best defensive tackle in the class, who plays at Utah;

" Luke Joeckel, the best left tackle in the class, of Texas A&M; and

" Damontre Moore, also of Texas A&M, and a rival to Jones as the best current pass-rusher on my board.

The players don’t address huge needs for the Chiefs. Based on fit, I’d say Te’o or Lotulelei could be the picks.

Oakland could be in real good shape with this list. All four defensive players on the list would fit. A fly in the ointment? Oakland has very winnable home games against Cleveland and Kansas City in the next three weeks. Of course, the team will want to win, but victories could take the Raiders out of the mix for an impact defensive player. Don’t get me wrong -- I’m not suggesting Oakland should tank games, just pointing there can be negative aspects of a losing team winning games late in the season.

Here’s McShay’s take on the weak quarterback class:
It's early in the process and there's still a lot of tape that needs to be watched. A year ago at this time, I didn't think much of Ryan Tannehill. Come April 1, I really liked him as a top-10 pick.

There's no one right now who I'd sit at a table and fight for, but I still haven't done all the tape.

McShay says defensive line is the deepest position in the 2013 class. That is good news for Oakland, which could use help there, and everywhere on defense. Here are McShay’s thoughts:
Defensive line is the deepest group in 2013. You could split hairs over defensive ends or defensive tackles, but if you're a team looking for a defensive lineman, you should be fired up over this group right now. As I count now, nine of the top 15 and 17 of the top 40 players in this draft are on the defensive line.

Kiper thinks the Chiefs can be one of the top newsmakers in the draft even if they wait until the second round to take a quarterback. Here are his thoughts:
Kansas City is also in line to deliver a huge splash. The Chiefs could draft No. 1 overall, and quarterback is a huge need. Right now, I don't have a QB rated among my top 20 overall players, but when that position is a major need, sometimes the value equation changes. That said, what if the Chiefs were to take Te'o with their first pick, and then target value at quarterback early in Round 2, landing them (Geno) Smith, (Matt) Barkley, Tyler Wilson, a talent like Mike Glennon or a high-ceiling project like Logan Thomas? It's so early that the QB evaluations will change a great deal (think of where RG3 was last year before the combine and workout process) and K.C. will have time to figure out the value at that early pick. But for splash, they're an early candidate.

Again, we will be focusing on the draft very soon in the division and this is a nice primer to get you thinking about it.
Geno Smith/Matt Barkley/Mike GlennonAP Photo/Cal Sports MediaWest Virginia's Geno Smith, USC's Matt Barkley and NC State's Mike Glennon are the top prospects in what is considered a weak quarterback draft class.
Much has gone wrong for the Kansas City Chiefs this season. Things could get more complicated after the worst season in recent memory for the franchise.

Things are so bad for the Chiefs, even the lone benefit of having a disastrous season may not automatically play in the their favor. It looks like 2013 is going to be a bad draft year to need a quarterback.

Kansas City is 1-8 and on pace to get the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Despite their awful record, the Chiefs do have talent throughout their lineup. Their most glaring hole is at quarterback. Matt Cassel has lost his starting job and Brady Quinn appears to be a stop-gap answer. Ricky Stanzi, a fifth-round pick in 2011 doesn’t appear to be the answer, either. The Chiefs need a quarterback, but they may be a year too late.

The 2012 quarterback draft class may go down as one of the great all-time quarterback draft classes. Five rookies from that draft class are starting and Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, the first two picks from the draft, appear to be transcendent talents.

What about the 2013 class? Scouts Inc. college scout Steve Muench calls the upcoming quarterback class “terrible.” West Virginia’s Geno Smith, USC’s Matt Barkley and North Carolina State’s Mike Glennon may be the only quarterbacks worthy of a first-round pick, but none of those players appear to be sure things. And if they go in the top three overall picks, they might be massively over-drafted.

In fact, Muench thinks Barkley’s draft stock is ”free-falling” and Muench believes Glennon will have work to do between now and late April to secure a spot in the first round. ESPN draft experts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper have both often said this fall that this quarterback class lacks certainty. Much like the 1984 and 2000 quarterback classes that immediately followed terrific quarterback classes, the 2013 class appears to lack the tremendous talent level of the quarterback class of 2012.

“The Chiefs need a quarterback, so they have to look hard there,” Muench said this week. “But it would have been nicer if they were in this position last year. It would have been a lot nicer. ... There’s no Lucks here.”

Are the Chiefs, who definitely appear headed for a top-three pick, out of luck in the 2013 draft?

Not necessarily, but it appears there aren’t any clear-cut easy connections for Kansas City at any spot. There appears to be better value at the top of the draft at other positions. (Remember, this is always subject to change, especially during the time of the NFL combine in late February.)

Muench said the top five players on Scouts Inc.’s list include Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, Notre Dame inside linebacker Manti Te’o, Alabama guard Chance Warmack and Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore.

None of those positions are major need areas for the Chiefs, certainly not in the same scope as quarterback. Would the Chiefs really take a guard at No. 1? I Don’t think so, either.

Still, Muench thinks, as of right now, Lotulelei and Jones will be worth the No. 1 pick and the Chiefs should consider taking either players if they get the top pick. He thinks both players will be superstars and instant impact players.

The issue is neither player is a great fit for the Chiefs. Lotulelei may be the better fit for the Chiefs because of his value. Muench thinks he’d be a terrific defensive end in a 3-4 scheme. Kansas City, which has drafted three defensive linemen in the top 11 of the draft since 2008, could put Lotulelei at an end position to pair with 2012 first-round pick Dontari Poe at nose tackle.

“That could work,” Muench said.

Jones, whom Muench describes as an “absolute terror," is a dynamic 3-4 pass-rushing outside linebacker, but the Chiefs are stacked there with Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.

Muench does think if the Chiefs end up with the top pick, they should seriously consider taking Smith over Lotulelei and Jones. Yes, the two defensive stars appear to be more of sure things, but the quarterback factor is huge. Quarterbacks have more value and they often get drafted higher than players at other positions because of their chances of becoming stars.

Muench thinks Smith is a middle-of-the-first-round talent. Yet, he does think he can become a franchise player.

“He is not near Luck or Griffin,” Muench said of Smith. “But I do like him and he can hit big. He needs to get better under pressure, but he is excellent in the pocket and he has a lot of skills. I think he will be taken very highly because of the position and the potential, and I think the Chiefs very much should consider him if they get the No.1 pick. There is no sure thing, but he could hit big. What if he becomes a star and the Chiefs don’t take him? They’d still have a hole at the most important position on the field and they would blow a chance at a star. That’s hard to recover from.”

Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. doesn’t think the Chiefs’ dilemma is big at all. He doesn’t care about the risk or the chance to get a better overall player elsewhere. Here are his thoughts on the subject: “It has to be a quarterback for Kansas City.”

It may be a year late, but the Chiefs’ draft thoughts may have to start at quarterback, regardless if it’s not a golden year at the position.

 

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