Here it is ladies and gentleman. The first official Kansas City Chiefs 2013 Mock Draft from TomahawkChop! The Super Bowl is over with, and the offseason is upon us, what left do we have to look forward too? The FA signing period? The NFL Draft? Well if you ask me, I bet more fans are looking forward to draft day opposed to the FA signing period. Not to discredit the FA signing period as unimportant, but the draft brings more excitement.
Without further adieu, let's get this mock rolling!
Round 1 (Pick #1): Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia.
- It's no secret that the Kansas City Chiefs need a new signal caller for 2013. Not only that, but they need one that will lead the franchise for years to come. Many call this the 'QBoTF' (QuarterBack of The Future). Smith led a high octane passing offense while at West Virginia. Here's a look at Geno's college career, and the numbers speak for themselves.
|Geno Smith Career Stats at West Virginia|
Round 2 (Pick #34): David Amerson, CB, N.C. State.
- At 6'3" and 190lbs+, Amerson has all the physical tools to be a shutdown corner in the NFL, not to mention a 4.46 40. With the Chiefs needing a CB that can immediately start opposite Brandon Flowers, this pick would make total sense. He is an upgrade over Javier Arenas, Jalil Brown, and DeQuan Menzie.
|David Amerson Career Stats at N.C. State|
Round 3 (Pick #66): Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State.
- The senior from Florida State had a great season although he suffered an ACL tear on 11/24/12 against Florida. The key for Carradine will be making a full recovery. This will of course limit him for the combine, but watching his tape should do well also.
- With Glenn Dorsey often injured, and Tyson Jackson set to make $14mil in 2013, there is no telling which, if either, will be back for the 2013 season. Using this pick to add a DE helps solidify the defensive line.
|Cornellius Carradine Career Stats at Florida State|
Round 3 (Comp. Pick): Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia.
- Picking Bailey here ensures the Chiefs have a familiar target for their new QB Geno Smith. In case Dwayne Bowe is not re-signed, this pick ensures the Chiefs will have a guy to line up as the #2 receiver from day 1.
|Stedman Bailey Career Stats at West Virginia|
Round 4 (Pick #96): Nico Johnson, ILB, Alabama.
- The product of Nick Saban's Alabama team is fairly light on his feet and he has the speed to keep up with TEs and RBs out of the backfield. Has enough speed to get by the guards on blitzes blitzes and plays with great attitude. Can be a pounder and take on lineman in order to free up team mates. He would make a worthy replacement for the late Javon Belcher, and could be an immediate starter.
|Nico Johnson Career Stats at Alabama|
Round 5 (Pick #127): DJ Swearinger, S, South Carolina.
- Played a huge part of the Gamecocks pass defense in 2012. Has been compared to (S) Dashon Goldson of the 49ers in regards to size, athleticism and play style.
|DJ Swearinger Career Stats at South Carolina|
Round 6 (Pick #160): Braden Hansen, C/G, BYU.
- With the season ending injury to starter Rodney Hudson, Ryan Lilja moved from Guard to play Center. When the season ended, Ryan Lilja career ended with it too. He announced his retirement. Bryan Mattison was an emergency sign last season just to provide depth at (C). Drafting Hansen could solidify the position with an experienced 4 year collegiate starter, if Hudson was to become injured again.
Round 7 (Pick #191): Matt Scott, QB, Arizona.
- Previously a backup to Nick Foles in 2011, he had his chance to start this past year and proved he was capable. His Senior season was solid and productive.
|Matt Scott Career Stat at Arizona|
Round 7 (Comp. Pick): Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado.
- Decent run blocker whom had the opportunity to play at the Senior Bowl. Hasn't had much experience playing TE so he is a little raw and is a project player. Showed flashes at Senior Bowl practices and caught the eyes of scouts, however he doesn't seem likely to be drafted before round 5, and is still a reach at 7.
|Nick Kasa Career Stats at Colorado|
So Chiefs Nation, there it is. Tell me what you think.