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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Chiefs Go Defensive Lineman

The Kansas City Chiefs are finally getting a little diversity in their pretend picks in some 2013 NFL Mock Drafts.

Yesterday we brought you the results of the latest FanSided.com mock draft in which the Chiefs selected LT Luke Joeckel.

Well, there is a new mock out that has KC going with a defensive lineman.

Again. Cause, you know, that has worked out so well for them.

This, from Bill Williamson of ESPN’s AFC West blog:

1. Kansas City Chiefs: DL, Star Lotulelei, Utah: He could excel as a 3-4 defensive end. This is a tough spot for the Chiefs. There are no great positional fits, particularly since no quarterbacks have yet shown they are worthy of being the top pick. There has been a lot of chatter that Texas A&M offensive lineman Luke Joeckel could be the Chiefs’ choice. But the Chiefs want to re-sign left tackle Branden Albert. I expect them to give Albert an offer early next month. If Albert leaves in free agency, Joeckel then becomes the likely pick. If that is the scenario, the Chiefs better use the money that would have went to Albert on a premium free agent. A simple Albert-Joeckel swap would not be the greatest use of the top choice.

This is an interesting pick. Lotulelei is considered one of the top defensive lineman in the draft. Then again, so was Glenn Dorsey.

The Chiefs will need to fill some holes on their defensive line. DE Tyson Jackson is likely to be sent packing because of contract issues.

Still, I’d rather the Chiefs fill that need in free agency if possible. I think if the team takes another defensive lineman, especially at #1, Kansas City might just explode.

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