Coming off a 2-14 season the Kansas City Chiefs have the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The team has made a number of moves so far including hiring Andy Reid as their head coach, acquiring quarterback Alex Smith and re-signing Dwayne Bowe.
Here’s a look at how the franchise may draft.
First Round no.1: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
It will come down to Joeckel or Eric Fisher, in the end the Chiefs will not pass up on the best offensive tackle in the draft.
Third Round No.63: Da’Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
Prior to the 2012 season beginning Rogers got kicked off the Tennessee football team and wound up at Tennessee Tech. He has excellent size and offers the perfect complement to Bowe. In 2011 he caught 67 passes for 1,040 yards, averaged 15.5 yards per reception, had a long of 58 and caught nine touchdown passes.
Third Round No.96: Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
Defensively the Chiefs struggled in the secondary ranking in the bottom in interceptions and touchdowns allowed through the air. Ryan had an impressive season recording 94 tackles, five tackles for loss, 17 passes broken up, four interceptions and a fumble recovery. He also had a strong 2011 season recording three interceptions, 67 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, a .5 sack, 13 passes broken up and two forced fumbles.
Fourth Round No.99: Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State
Sims will provide a safety valve for Smith who is known for not turning the ball over and taking what the defense gives him. He caught 36 passes for 475 yards and two touchdowns. At 6’5″ 262 makes for a red zone threat especially if defenses are keying in on running back Jamaal Charles.
Fifth Round No.134: Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
The defense didn’t stop the run and Spence had a good combine. He had an up and down season in 2012 registering 72 tackles, seven tackles for loss, a sack and forced a fumble. In 2011 recorded 69 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
Sixth Round No.170: Latavius Murray, RB, Central Florida
Would give an excellent weapon in third and short situations and in goal line as he’s a power back. Carried the ball 198 times for 1,106 yards, an average of 5.6 yards per carry and 15 touchdowns. Also, caught 27 passes with four touchdowns. During the 2010 season he ran for 637 yards on 111 attempts and 11 touchdowns.
Sixth Round No.204: Steve Greer, ILB, Virginia
A solid tackler as Greer recorded 122 tackles including nine for a loss, two sacks and six passes broken up in 2012. Recorded 103 tackles in 2011 along with six tackles for a loss, two sacks, four passes broken up and a fumble recovery.
Seventh Round No.207: Cameron Meredith, DE, Nebraska
Meredith is good against the run and as he progressed became a better pass rusher. During the 2012 season he recorded 53 tackles, six tackles for loss and five sacks. His 2011 season was similar when he was in on 58 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, with an interception and forced fumble.