Kansas City Chiefs Early Mock Draft 2013: 3-Round Predictions
Good Monday morning Chiefs Nation! Here is a quick 3-round mock draft to get the blood flowing this morning. Or tempers flaring, whichever you prefer.
This 3-round prediction is from BleacherReport.com, by Bill Robbins.
1st Round: QB Geno Smith, West Virginia
Assuming that the Chiefs are able to corral the first overall pick, I see them going with talented West Virginia QB Geno Smith.
The Miami, Fla., native threw for more than 4,000 yards in each of his past two seasons while putting together a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 71/13.
Smith possesses not only a strong, accurate arm, but he can also make plays with his feet.
Plus, he has the ability to start immediately.
2nd Round: CB Jordan Poyer, Oregon State
After veteran CB Brandon Carr was let go last offseason, Kansas City thought that it could adequately replace him with free agent Stanford Routt.
Unfortunately, the Routt experiment only lasted seven games before he was cut by the team, and his replacements Jalil Brown and Javier Arenas aren’t starting corners in this league.
That’s why I see the Chiefs taking Oregon State CB Jordan Poyer as their selection in the second round.
Poyer was a three-year starter, and his athleticism and excellent coverage skills make him a viable pick for the Chiefs.
3rd Round: WR Stedman Bailey, West Virginia
If KC is able to land Geno Smith, it should also draft Stedman Bailey, his main receiving threat at West Virginia.
Assuming that he declares for the draft, Bailey will be one of the most electrifying players in this class, and he could still be there for the Chiefs in the third round.
The speedy receiver had one of the best regular seasons by a wide receiver in West Virginia’s history this year, with 1,501 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns for the Mountaineers’ high-octane offense.
His addition would instantly give Smith a familiar and reliable target while upgrading the Chiefs’ wide receiving corps as well.
Here are my simple thoughts:
With the desperate need for a QB, taking Geno Smith in the 1st round would make total sense. Jordan Poyer in the second round would beef up the secondary and provide competition for the #2 CB position, opposite Brandon Flowers. Aquiring WR Stedman Bailey in the 3rd round, would complement QB Geno Smith in passing.
I agree completely with this mock draft. But since we are still a long ways away from April 2013, anything can change, NFL Pro Day and the Combine will make sure of that. Theoretically speaking, I feel if KC was able to pull of these three immediately, the offense for the Chiefs would be in good position to start the 2013 football season. The Chiefs only have a few holes that need immediate attention and the most obvious will be taken in round 1.
Stay with me Chiefs Nation, we only have 3 more weeks of pain ahead of us.
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