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Scott Pioli’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft


Kansas City Chiefs GM turned in his first ever mock draft this morning on NFL Network.

Pioli has been involved in personnel for over 20 years so engaging in mock drafts, especially before the combine in free agency, is a pretty foreign exercise. Pioli’s co-hosts on the show even mentioned that revealing his mock was a moment he had been “dreading.”

Here is Pioli’s mock draft, in all its glory.

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, LT, Texas A&M

I think the Chiefs need to take the best player available and you add a position of need, which following free agency, I think that might be without Branden Albert. I think Dwayne Bowe’s going to get the franchise tag and I think that’s their player.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

3. Oakland Raiders: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

4. Philadelphia Eagles: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama

5. Detroit Lions: Damontre Moore Defensive End, Texas A&M

6. Cleveland Browns: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

7. Arizona Cardinals: Eric Ficher, LT CMU

8. Biffalo Bills: Bjoern Werner, Defensive End, Flordida State

9. New York Jets: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

10. Tennessee Titans: Kenny Caccaro, Safety, Texas

So Pioli doesn’t have any QBs going in the top ten. He also doesn’t have DT Star Lotulelei going in the top ten, which is a rarity in mocks. In fact, given Pioli’s love of defensive lineman, I think if he was still the Chiefs’ GM, folks would be mocking Lotulelei to the Chiefs more often than they are now.

The interesting thing about Pioli’s mock is that if the top ten shakes out this way, the Chiefs would still have a pretty good shot at QB Geno Smith. After the top ten, the rest of the teams drafting in the first round aren’t particularly QB needy. The Chiefs might be able to trade back into the first round, say in the 20s somewhere to snag their QB. Or, if they are bold enough, they could wait until the second round but the Chiefs would need to be sure the Jaguars, the team picking first in round two, doesn’t want Smith.

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  • Trent Taylor

    Tired of Scott Pioli! Make it stop!

  • http://www.facebook.com/genemyuk Gene Yuknis

    why is this news? enough with the stories on peyote!!!

  • Donkeyhater

    Pioli likes creating “positions of need” by letting good players go. If he stayed GM we would lose Carr, Albert and Bowe in 3 years. Unbelievable.

    • Trent Taylor

      Colquitt wouldve undoubtedly left as well. Pioli created a position of need as soon as he be ame the GM.

  • micah stephenson

    Piss-oli is a bum! Who cares about his mock.

  • toperspective

    I can’t imagine anyone more unqualified to do a mock draft. Ok, maybe Matt Millen. Go away Pioli.

  • chiefridgy

    F pioli

  • Samer Ismail

    One thing worth noting: the reason Lotulelei isn’t on his mock draft is that he might not get medical clearance to even play football at the NFL level.

    His medical tests at the combine showed a low ejection fraction (the amount of blood the heart pumps out with each beat). It could be an error, or it could be a sign of a major undiagnosed problem. Until doctors know for sure, he’s no longer anything more than a day 3 flyer.

  • chas territo

    never knew or cared about pioli, however, yes, you guys must be right, after all you’ve put up with the disaster that is k.c. football. terrible times,right?as a life long BILLS fan, i’ve been true and loyal to them. as the k.c. and BILLS have mastered the art of mediocrity to the nth degree, we, both have a light at the end of this dark,dark tunnel. now, i don’t sit here and write rumor, innuendo and copied, re-done news, i, only, and this is most important, I USE MY BRAIN, INVESTIGATE, VET and use due diligence when i write whatever. post when i have something relevant to say. i don’t foolishly play follow the leader.we know the story about the flutist, who led the children…. how did that turn out? yes, you all get it! i don’t sit here trying to cram crap in other people’s brain, i make my own decisions, opinions, etc, no follower here, boys. GO BILLS!!