Larry from over at With The First Pick has his new mock draft up and he has the Kansas City Chiefs going with a nose tackle.
Baylor DT, Phil Taylor – Against my better judgment, I’m going to make this pick as a Chiefs fan. After watching the 2010 playoffs, I have a better understanding of what wins Championships. Defense is the basis of everything. If the Chiefs want to take the next step and remain competitive in a top heavy AFC, they must improve their play in the defensive trenches. The nose tackle position is the key to a successful 3-4. Currently, the Chiefs have Ron Edwards and Shaun Smith, but both are set to hit free agency this off-season. If either returns, the positions is still in major need of a young anchor. Phil Taylor is the number one prospect at the nose tackle position and should be available at 21. His size and strength is amazing. He is a guy that can come in, eat up blocks and open things up for the linebackers behind him and the linemen next to him. For his size Taylor shows good athleticism. He has the ability to make the occasional play outside of the box. There are concerns about his character and conditioning. This is why I’m skeptical about the Chiefs picking him, but here’s to hoping!
Head over to With The First Pick to see the rest of Larry’s mock. What do you think Addicts? Is NT the way to go in the first round?