Top 100 Players – February

Here’s our first list for the 2012 NFL Draft season of the top 100 players that will be available for the selection meeting in April. Based on observations and conversations with scouts, we’ve put this list together. The top half of the 100 should be pretty solid at this point. The bottom half could change considerably after all the all-star games and the NFL Combine.

We’ll provide an update in March and then another in early April, before the draft. * – designates underclassmen.

1-10

# 

Pos 

Player  College  Notes 
1. 

QB 

Andrew Luck*

Stanford 

Few players have generated this type of attention going into the draft. He will be the first pick.

2. 

OT 

Matt Kalil*

Southern Cal 

Brother is Pro Bowl center for the NFC and Carolina and was a 2nd-round pick. USC folks say brother Matt is better.

3.

CB 

Morris Claiborne*

LSU 

Some think he may have more talent than last year’s LSU first-rounder in the secondary Patrick Peterson

4.

QB 

Robert Griffin III*

Baylor 

Heisman winner, outstanding athlete, great arm/legs. In 41 games threw for 10,366 yards, 78 TDs, 2,254 rushing, 33 TDs.

5.

WR  

Justin Blackmon*

Oklahoma State 

More gifted than former teammate Dez Bryant, he played in 38 of 39 games with 252 catches for 3,564 yards and 40 TDs.

6.

RB

Trent Richardson*

Alabama 

One of college football’s best rushers, as he averaged nearly 130 rushing yards per game with 21 TDs.

7.

OT 

Jonathan Martin*

Stanford

Tall and talented tackle, he’s very intelligent. He may be best on the right side, but will be tried on the left.

8.

G 

David DeCastro*

Stanford 

Athletic and tough, he’s a stickler for techniques and isn’t afraid to lead his group and team if needed

9.

LB  

Courtney Upshaw 

Alabama 

Led ‘Bama in sacks with 9.5 over 13 games. Played 53 of 54 games in career, had 141 total tackles, 17.5 sacks, 18 hurries.

10. 

OT 

Riley Reiff*

Iowa 

Dominant at LT, can block for the run or pass he’s another in a long list of Iowa offensive linemen that are high draft choices.

11-20

# 

Pos 

Player 

College 

Notes 

11.

LB 

Luke Kuechly*

Boston College 

In just three years of playing at B.C., Kuechly has over 500 career tackles. Smart, athletic and driven.

12.

DE 

Quinton Coples 

North Carolina 

One of the few Tar Heels players that stayed for 4 seasons. In 51 games he finished with 144 total tackles, 47 TFLs, 24 sacks.

13. 

S 

Mark Barron 

Alabama

Played 52 games and missed one in 4 years. He had 235 total tackles, 12 INTs, 5 sacks and 22 passes broken up.Team captain.

14.

DT 

Devon Still 

Penn State 

His uncle is former Chiefs DE Art Still; he had 55 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in ’11.

15.

DT 

Fletcher Cox*

Mississippi State

In 36 games, he racked up 114 total tackles, 29 TFL and 7.5 sacks. He blocked 5 kicks, including 4 in the last two seasons.

16. 

CB 

Janoris Jenkins 

North Alabama 

Transfer from Florida that finished up his college career with the Jaguars and earned FCS level All-America notice.

17. 

DE 

Melvin Ingram 

South Carolina 

Active on both offense and defense; he had 48 tackles in ’11, 10 sacks, 2 INTs, 2 fumble returns for TDs.

18. 

DE 

Whitney Mercilus*

Illinois 

Breakthrough junior season for Mercilus, as he totaled 57 tackles, 22.4 TFLs, 16 sacks (led nation), and 9 forced fumbles.

19. 

OT 

Mike Adams 

Ohio State 

Massive man at left tackle, he missed 5 games to start the ’11 season due to an NCAA suspension.

20. 

OT 

Cordy Glenn 

Georgia 

Talented type that can play either side of the O-Line. , but some scouts think he’s be better inside.

21-30

# 

Pos 

Player  College  Notes 
21. 

WR 

Michael Floyd  Notre Dame  Finished up college career with a big season, catching 100 balls for 1,147 yards and 9 TDs. Overall 271 catches for 3,686 yards and 37 TDs.
22. 

QB 

Ryan Tannehill  Texas A&M  Ultimate team guy who spent two years at WR just so he could get on field. Had 29 TDs-15 INTs.
23. 

DT 

Brandon Thompson  Clemson  He missed one game in 4 years, his freshman opener. Played in 53 games, had 129 total tackles, 4.5 sacks, 8 passes knocked down.
24. 

CB 

Dre Kirkpatrick* Alabama  In 3 seasons he played in 38 games and missed only 3. He finished his college career with 91 total tackles, 3 INTs, 16 passes broken up.
25. 

DT 

Jerel Worthy* Michigan State  Did not miss a game in 3 seasons picking up 107 total tackles and 12 sacks. In the ’11 season he had 3.5 sacks and 2 blocked kicks.
26.  WR   Kendall Wright  Baylor  Caught 108 passes in ’11 season for 1,663 yards and 14 TD catches; over career, he had 302 catches, 4,004 yards and 42 TDs.
27.  DT  Michael Brockers* LSU  A redshirt-sophomore, he’s been dominating at times on the interior of LSU defense. In 27 games, he had 79 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 INT.
28.

DE 

Andre Branch 

Clemson  He did not miss a game in the last 3 seasons and played 48, with 79 tackles, 17.5 sacks and 10 passes knocked down.
29. 

OT 

Zebrie Sanders 

Florida State  A rare 4-year starter for the Seminoles, he anchored the RT spot at FSU. One of 3 captains for the Champs Sports Bowl in December.
30. 

QB 

Brandon Weedon 

Oklahoma State The 28-year old former minor leaguer has transitioned to football; threw for 37 TDs.

31-40

# 

Pos 

Player  College Notes 
31. 

OT 

Kelechi Osemele  Iowa State  A mountain of a man at 6-6, 347 pounds, Osemele was team captain and 1st-team All Big 12.
32. 

DE 

Jared Crick  Nebraska Lost his ’11 season to a torn pectoral; established talent in his previous 37 games with 145 total tackles, 32 TFLs, 19 sacks.
33.

WR 

Alshon Jeffrey* South Carolina  Led Gamecocks with 49 catches for 762 yards and eight TDs in the ’11 season; in 40 games caught 183 balls for 3,042 yards.
34. 

TE 

Dwayne Allen* Clemson Junior coming out after 50-catch, 598-yard season. He finished career with 93 catches for 1,079 yards and 12 scores.
35. 

DE

Nick Perry* Southern Cal Wrapped up 3 seasons in the Trojans defense and he earned all-conference honors in ’11.
36. 

RB 

Lamar Miller* Miami Miller had just two years running for ‘Canes. He had 1,272 yards in ’11 and 646 yards in ’10.
37. 

LB 

Dont’a Hightower* Alabama Led Tide in tackles during ’11 season with 85 and enters draft with two years of eligibility left. He’s 6-4, 260 pounds.
38.

LB 

Zach  Brown  North Carolina  Led the Tar Heels in tackles with 105 over 13 games; he also had 3 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles.
39.

DT 

Billy Winn  Boise State  The Broncos play defense on that blue field and Winn was one of their leaders. In 53 games over 4 years, he had 133 total tackles, 37.5 TFL and 17 sacks.
40. 

OLB 

Vinny Curry  Marshall Tied for sixth in nation with his 11 sacks in ’11 season; in 43 games he totaled 26.5 sacks.

41-50

# 

Pos 

Player 

College

Notes 
41. 

CB 

Alfonzo Dennard 

Nebraska

Played 48 games but did not produce much. He had 96 total tackles with 4 interceptions and 21 passes broken up.
42. 

CB 

Chase Minnifield 

Virginia

In 49 games with the Cavaliers, Minnifield had 13 INTs, 151 total Tackles, 2 sacks and he averaged 23.3 yards on kickoff returns.
43. 

DT 

Dontari Poe*

Memphis

Big body on the inside at 6-5, 350 pounds. Started 30 games over 3 seasons; he had 33 total tackles and 8 TFLs, 1 sack.
44. 

G 

Ben Jones 

Georgia

Opened 48 of 52 games for the Bulldogs. He was team captain and MVP winner in ’11; named to the Georgia team of the decade.
45. 

QB 

Nick Foles 

Arizona

A Michigan State transfer he was 28-14 in TD-INT, throwing for 4,329 yards and completing 69 percent of his throws.
46. 

RB 

Doug Martin 

Boise State

Provided the run to Broncos offense, with 1,299 yards on 263 carries. In 51 games, ran for 3,431 yards and 43 TDs.
47.

WR 

Mohamed Sanu*

Rutgers

Finished ’11 with 1,207 yards on 115 catches, only 7 TDs. With his previous seasons, he had 210 catches for 2,263 yards and 12 TDs.
48. 

CB 

Brandon Boykin 

Georgia

Honored with the Paul Hornung Award as college football’s most versatile player. In 14 games, had 55 tackles and 38 kick returns.
49. 

TE 

Coby Fleener 

Stanford

The Joliet, IL product played 51 games catching 96 passes for 1,543 yards and 16 TDS over his career.
50. 

RB  

David Wilson*

Virginia Tech

He ran for 1,709 yards on 290 carries in the ’11 season with 9 TDs. Wilson earned All-America in football and track.

51-60

# 

Pos 

Player 

College

Notes 
51. 

CB 

Leonard Johnson 

Iowa State 

Over four seasons in Ames, Johnson has grown from an immature freshman to a team leading senior. 50 games with 240 total tackles, 6 INTs, 6 forced fumbles.
52. 

C 

Peter Konz*

Wisconsin

Started 31 games for the Badgers, and after the ’11 season he won several All-America mentions.
53. 

TE 

Orson Charles*

Georgia

In his 3 seasons with the Bulldogs, his production has gone up each year. Last year 45 for 574 and 5 TDs. Career: 94 catches, 1,370 yards, 10 TDs in 40 games.
54.

G/T

Brandon Brooks

Miami (OH)

Started at left guard and left tackle during his time with the RedHawks. Big man at 6-5, 343 pounds, with good feet for a player that size. Graduated in Dec. ’11.
55. 

RB 

Chris Polk 

Washington

Ranked 4th in career rushing yards at 4,049 yards in 40 games for the Huskies. In the ’11 season he ran 293 times for 1,488 yards.
56. 

WR 

Brian Quick 

Appalachian State

At 6-3 ½ he was probably the best receiver on the FCS-level last season and he left App-State as the school’s leading receiver in catches, yards and TD catches.
57. 

CB

Ryan Steed

Furman

FCS All-America in the last two seasons, he finished his career with the Paladins with 180 total tackles, 14 INTs, 3 that he returned for TDs. Also forced 4 fumbles.
58. 

CB 

Donnie Fletcher 

Boston College 

Two-year starter for the Eagles, Fletcher had 35 tackles last season with one interception. Over his career he had 181 total tackles with 10 INTs.
59. 

S  

Markelle Martin 

Oklahoma State

A first and second-team nominee for All-America honors, Martin started the last 37 games; he finished with 179 total tackles and 3 INTs.
60. 

LB 

Sean Spence 

Miami

Smallish LB out of Miami, he was very productive in his time there, finishing up with career totals of 318 total tackles and 10.5 sacks.

61-70

#  Pos  Player  College  Notes 
61.  DT  Alameda Ta’amu  Washington  A 3-year starter for the Huskies, he had his big frame (6-3, 337 pounds) in the middle of the defense, racking up 109 total tackles and 9 sacks.
62.  DE-LB Jake
Bequette
Arkansas In 48 games he had 26.5 sacks over his career with the Razorbacks. In the ’10 season he had 10 sacks and forced 54 fumbles.
63. C Mike
Brewster
Ohio
State
One of the most consistent blockers to play for the Buckeyes; a 4-year starter in 49 consecutive games, while earning All-America status in ’10. Team captain 2x.
64.  LB  Bobby Wagner Utah
State
In 48 games, Wagner totaled 445 tackles, including 29 TFL and 4.5 sacks. He also had four interceptions in his career. In the ’11 season, he had 4 sacks.
65. FS Harrison
Smith
Notre
Dame
He was the lone team captain in ’11, who over his career played both S and LB. He had 309 career tackles, 3.5 sacks, 7 INTs and 28 passes broken up.
66.  CB  Jayron
Hosely 
Virginia
Tech 
In 3 seasons and 39 games in Blacksburg, he contributed 109 tackles, 12 INTs, an 11.9-yard punt return average with 2 TD returns and 21.9-yard kick return avg.
67.  LB  Travis
Lewis 
Oklahoma  Over his 53-game career, Lewis gave the Sooners 446 total tackles, with 7 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 9 interceptions. In ’10 season he had 109 tackles, 3 INTs.
68.  WR  Dwight
Jones  
North Carolina  Jones finished the ’11 season with 79 catches for 1,119 yards and 11 TDs for the Tar Heels; over his career he had 152 catches for 2,163 yards, 16 TDs.
69.  CB  Stephon Gilmore* South Carolina  Started 40 games with the Gamecocks, he had 176 tackles, 14 TFL, 7 sacks, 7 INTs. 2-time All-SEC pick. He was named to the SEC academic honor roll.
70.  CB  Casey Hayward  Vanderbilt  Finished tied for third in the country with 7 interceptions on the season, plus that was the most by a senior player.

71-80

# 

Pos 

Player  College Notes 
71. 

WR 

Marvin McNutt  Iowa  St. Louis product played in 42 games with Hawkeyes, catching 170 passes for 2,861 yards and 28 TDs. He caught 82 for 1,315 yards in ’11.
72. 

LB 

Vontaze
Burfict*
Arizona
State 
Played all 37 games in three seasons and had 228 total tackles, 7 sacks, 11 passes broken up and one INT. In the ’11 opener he had 3 sacks.
73. 

G 

Brandon Washington* Miami  Big body (6-4, 320), who was moved from LG to LT for the ’11 season, and he started all 12 games.
74. 

LB 

Lavonte David  Nebraska David led the Huskers defense in tackles in ’11 and in two years he’s totaled 285 total tackles, 24.5 TFL and 11.6 sacks. He spent 2 years at Fort Scott C.C.
75. 

DE  

Chandler Jones  Syracuse  Brother Arthur plays for Ravens, brother Jon is UFC fighter; Chandler played 32 games for Orange, totaling 143 tackles, 25 TFL and 10 sacks.
76. 

RB 

LaMichael James* Oregon  He led the nation in rushing as a junior, carrying the ball 247 times for 1,805 yards or 150 yards per game. 5,082 career yards in 37 games.
77. 

G 

Kevin
Zeitler
Wisconsin  The Wisconsin native earned All-America mention in ’11. He was a 3-year starter at RG for the Badgers.
78. 

DE

Ronnell Lewis* Oklahoma  In 3 years with the Sooners, he played in 34 games. In the ’11 season he played a hybrid DE/OLB position. He had 119 total tackles, 20.5 TFL and 10 sacks.
79. 

CB 

Trumaine Johnson  Montana One of the top defenders in Big Sky Conference history. He was all-conference 3x and national All-American twice. A 4-year starter had 15 career INTs.
80. 

OT

Senio Kelemete  Washington  He began his college career as DT, playing 8 games there in ’08. Moved to O-Line and played RG and then started 2 years at LT. Voted team captain twice.

81-90

# 

Pos 

Player College Notes 
81.

DE

Cam
Johnson
Virginia 3-year starter for the Cavaliers out of Washington D.C. Can also play TE along with DE. In 42 games he had 130 total tackles 38 TFLs, 12.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles.
82.

OLB

Shea McClellin Boise
State
Over the last 2 seasons he’s had 15.5 sacks for Boise. McClellin’s career features 49 games, 129 total tackles, 32 TFL, 19.5 sacks and 4 INTs.
83.

S

George
Iloka
Boise
State
A tall safety prospect (6-3) he played in 53 games for BSU, with 231 total tackles, 7 INTs, 17 passes broken up and 2 forced fumbles.
84.

TE

Michael Egnew Missouri Came off a very productive junior season and did not have the numbers as a senior to match those. Tall, lanky, slot-type receiver, Egnew caught 147 for 1,332 yards.
85.

QB

Ryan
Lindley
San Diego St. As a senior, Lindley played in 13 games, throwing 23 TDs vs. 8 INTs. Over his career, he threw for 12,690 yards, with 90 TD passes and 47 INTs.
86. WR A.J.
Jenkins
Illinois In a trouble year for the Illini in ’11, Jenkins caught 90 passes for 1,276 yards and 8 TDs. In four seasons he played in 46 games, catching 167 passes for 19 TDs.
87.

S

Robert
Lester
Alabama Over 3 seasons and 34 games, Lester had 99 total tackles, 10 INTs and 7 passes broken up. Lester had 2 INTs in the ’11 season.
88. WR  Joe
Adams 
Arkansas A game breaker in so many different ways. He was part of 25 touchdowns in his career: rushing, passing, receiving and punt return. He had 4 punt return TDs in ’11
89.

RB

Terrance Ganaway Baylor The ’11 season was a breakout year for Ganaway; in 13 games, he ran 250 times for 1,547 yards and 21 touchdowns. In 38 games, he had 2,042 yards for the Bears.
90.

OT

Bobby Massie* Mississippi Tall and lanky right tackle with 29 starts in his career with Ole Miss. He earned play time as a frosh and blocked for Dexter McCluster.

91-100

# 

Pos 

Player College Notes 
91. 

QB  

Brock Osweiler* Arizona
State 
In three seasons with the Sun Devils, Osweiler played in 25 games throwing for 5,082 yards and 33 TDs with 15 INTs. He also ran for 4 TDs.
92. 

RB 

Cyrus
Gray 
Texas
A&M 
He ran just 198 times, but made the most of his chances with 1,045 yards for the Aggies.
93. 

CB 

Coryelle Judie Texas
A&M 
His ’11 season was a step down from ’10. He had 3 kick return TDs, along with 4 INTs for A&M. Spent 2 years at Ft Scott C.C., earned Juco All-America in ’09.
94. 

DT 

Mike
Martin 
Michigan Short, squatty body at 6-0, 304 pounds, Martin finished his 49-game career with 172 total tackles, 25 TFL, 10 sacks; he was Wolverines captain in ’11.
95. 

CB 

Josh
Norman 
Coastal
Carolina 
He’s 6-1, 203 pounds and he plays the corner with great confidence, even cockiness. In 46 games he had 196 total tackles, 13 INTs and 3 blocked kicks.
96. 

RB 

Isaiah
Pead 
Cincinnati Workhorse for Bearcats, running for 1,259 yards on 237 carries with a dozen TD runs. Over his 44 game career he ran 632 times for 3,298 yards and 30 TDs.
97. 

DT

Josh Chapman Alabama The Alabama native anchored the Tide d-line since Terrence Cody left in 2009. He had 22 tackles and 1 sack in 11 games for the Tide.
98.

DE

Bruce
Irvin
West
Virginia
A high-school dropout in 2008, he was caught selling drugs. Turned his life around and has been climbing up draft charts each season.
99. 

WR

T.J.
Graham
North Carolina State Outstanding kick returner, averaged 23.01 on his 137 returns over his career with 2 TD returns; as a receiver he caught 99 passes for 1,453 yards and 12 TDs.
100. 

LB

Audie
Cole
North Carolina State Over 51 games with the Wolf Pack and he had 276 total tackles, 36 tackles for loss 14 sacks, 7 forced fumbles and 1 interception.

 


13 Responses to “Top 100 Players – February”

  • February 11, 2012  - Blake says:

    David DeCastro, this is the guy I want. Put any RB behind this guy and he will make them look good. I know most want a RT but I would rather have an elite guard rather than just a good RT.

    A lot depends on who we hire as Oline coach and if we are going to stay with the zone or move to power blocking, which is what Daboll has ran in the past. Also what happens in FA, if a guy like Nicks or Grubbs is brought in. Doubt it but anything is possible.

    I would not be upset if Trent Richardson was drafted either, some people would, but if we got Richardson, we would never have to throw the ball with Charles/Richardson! lol


  • February 11, 2012  - James says:

    I too would be happy if they took DeCastro. I’ve been flamed on other Chief’s boards for thinking he might even be able to handle the RT position. Even if he couldn’t, he’d be an upgrade over Lilja and he’d be much cheaper than Nicks or Grubbs. He’s also a leader in the locker room and has a mean streak.

    Free agency will tell us a lot on which direction the Chief’s go. Hope they resign Carr and Bowe but you never know. If Pioli isn’t blowing smoke out his butt he’ll bring in a QB for the alleged competition with Cassel. NT is a priority and Soliai from Miami looks like a good fit.

    As much as I like Richardson from AL, I don’t see him being there when the Chief’s pick. And I keep telling myself there’s no way they’d take a guard like DeCastro. So I’m preparing myself for a DE like Brockers from LSU. Love this time of year as it gives me hope for a better season with the Chief’s.


  • February 11, 2012  - Denzil says:

    With DeCastro and 3 OTs in the top 10 list, Mr. Pioli and Coach Crennel should finish refurbishing the offensive line; make J.Charles’ rushing more productive and also improve Cassel’s pass protection. Need to get back to the dominant offensive line that characterized our Chiefs best seasons.


  • February 11, 2012  - Niblick says:

    I didn’t see Poe, the noset tackle, from Memphis. Perhaps he has not declared. If Richardson were available when we pick at 11 or 12, I think that would be a great opportunity to trade down. We could perhaps get another 2nd or 3rd round pick. I’m sure there are teams behind us who covet a running back and that is not our greatest need. We might still get a top lineman later down in the 1st round. A trade down worked great last year when we got a 3rd and drafted Houston. If we don’t trade down I’m with the rest of you on DeCastro or Martin, if they are there on our pick.


  • February 11, 2012  - Niblick says:

    I missed Poe on Bob’s list. You can tell I’m getting old. I think he could be a available in the 2nd round. I hear he’s a raw talent but could perhaps be our answer at NT.


  • February 11, 2012  - Chuck says:

    You have Jared Crick DT from Nebraska at #32. I saw him in every single game till his season ending injury. You have him way OVER RATED. He is not that great. Nothing even close to his old teammate Suh (Lions). At best he might be a 3rd or 4th rounder. Like I said I saw him play every game till he got injured (tore a pectoral muscle) and all I can say is he is NOT A GAME CHANGER LIKE SUH IS. Average athlete at best.


  • February 11, 2012  - Blake says:

    I can see Pioli taking DeCastro, he has spent a first round pick on a Guard before, now it wasn’t as high as pick 11 or 12 but he has done it before. DeCastro would be younger and cheaper than Grubbs or Nicks. But I have heard that this draft is deep at guard, not so much at tackle. I think if we draft DeCastro he will help short yardage, and at the goalline(two huge needs). kinda like Will Shields use to do near the goalline, he will always get you are yard or two that you need.

    If not Guard then it will probably be a tackle, or probably trade down, if they dont do one of those option then it will probably be 34DE, someone to be their Richard Seymour and trade away Dorsey. Possibly CB if Carr leaves


  • February 11, 2012  - el cid says:

    If available, Richardson at RB would be a cannot miss. Depth if Charles gets dinged. A strong running game if Cassel cannot improve enough under Daboll.

    With Crennel as HC, maybe a defensive player in first round? A LB?

    Guard is needed but not in the first round. And there is always the trade down, NEway style. Always a possibility.


  • February 11, 2012  - Mark Blue says:

    There is little doubt RG3 will go #2 and the Rams will get a bounty for the pick. I hope we’re in the bidding.


  • February 11, 2012  - Blake says:

    There is no need for LB, 3 of the 4 spots are filled and Belcher’s spot is not worth a first round pick.

    If Richardson is a cant miss prospect then so is DeCastro. Both are the best to come out at their positions in years.


  • February 12, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    I don’t see us giving up a lot to go after RG3. I’m with others in hoping for a stud lineman. I’d love to see us get Richardson too but don’t think it’s likely. I’d settle for a stud left tackle. I can’t see Pioli taking a guard that high but who knows.


  • February 12, 2012  - Tim says:

    In order for the club to gain back some of its credibility, I the draft is going to have to compliment whatever happens in FA in order to get the greatest value on the field for the coming few seasons. If they land an OL in FA, I believe they’ll go another direction in the early rounds. I’d keep an eye on Devin Still, perhaps Mark Barron or other CB… If they land a FA QB to compete, I’d still keep an eye on the kid Osweiler from ASU should he show anything at the combine & workouts. The kid is an athletic freak for his height. He could battle Stanzi for QB of the future as #3. We all know they must get better on the OL, so a move in FA there, if they like somebody, is going to be attempted. Daboll may be assessing the scheme & how easy his existing personnel could fit. If he decides to go the power route, then he may in fact need an OL in addition to a FA in round 1.


  • February 12, 2012  - Michael says:

    I know which college players I would like to see playing for the Chiefs. I know which ones have a good chance of ending up in KC based on how they would fit with the team and it’s needs right now. But, because we don’t know what (if anything) is going to happen in free agency, projecting their draft is very hard. Either OG Carl Nicks or Ben Grubbs would be awesome signings for the OL, but will their current teams really let them go? OT Marcus McNiel may be released by the bolts if they re-sign Gaither. Should KC pursue whichever comes free? More likely OL to land in KC are: G-Vernon Carey (Dolphins)who has history with Daboll; the Patriots free agents-C Connolly, G-Koppen and former Patriots G Hochstein (Broncos); and some right tackle types like: Collins or Livings (Bengals) Mckenzie (NY Giants); Essex and Starks (Steelers) Snyder (49ers) Locklear (Redskins). Some others may come free as teams adjust their plans. A free agent signing or two, though, could move the OL further down the draft priority list than it is now; same with other positions.




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