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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Chiefs Land Franchise QB

The Super Bowl is over and that means draft season is beginning to heat up.

The latest 2013 NFL Mock Draft has been released and after flirting with a DT and a LT, the Chiefs are back to taking a QB.

1. Kansas City Chiefs
Geno Smith
Quarterback, West Virginia
It is hard to imagine a scenario where the Kansas City Chiefs will not look to address their quarterback situation in the offseason. While there will be some veteran signal-callers available in free agency, it would be wise for the Chiefs to bring in a young quarterback that can grow with this team and offense.

Despite all the experts saying that there is no QB worthy of going #1, there appears to be a very small pool from which the Chiefs are drafting. Every mock we come across either has the Chiefs selecting Smith or LT Luke Joeckel. The occasional mock will have them take DT Star Lotulelei. Most mocks have only one QB going in the first round.

Sorry but I don’t buy it. At this time last year, most people hadn’t even heard of Dontari Poe. A couple of years ago, when Cam Newton was selected #1, all the experts were saying there wasn’t a QB worthy of that pick. We’ve still got a long way to go.

The big indicator here will be what the Chiefs do in free agency, which begins one month from today. If they fail to re-sign Branden Albert and otherwise ignore the tackle position, I am going to start getting very nervous about the team’s chances of landing Smith.

The Chiefs could also trade for QB Alex Smith and depending on what they give up for him, we could get a better indication of their plans for the draft.

Stay tuned.

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