The NFL Combine edition of the FanSided.com NFL Mock Draft has been released and despite a string of “Geno Smith picks” recent news involving the Chiefs and Alex Smith has the pick moving away from QB.
And back to tackle:
1. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Joeckel, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M
Rumors are indicating that the Chiefs could have a deal in place to land Alex Smith. That trade would give them veteran leadership at quarterback, but the team would still have many holes on the roster. Expect Dwayne Bowe to get the franchise tag and Branden Albert to leave in free agency, which would open the door for Luke Joeckel to the Chiefs.
This view on things likely isn’t going away any time soon. Sigh.
Here are the picks for the rest of the AFC West:
3. Oakland Raiders – Shariff Floyd, Defensive Tackle, Florida
Floyd is shooting up draft boards and is considered to be a top five lock. With the Raiders needing defensive line help, look for them to add talent to the trenches.
11. San Diego Chargers – Lane Johnson, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma
It seems all but certain that the Chargers will use their first-round pick to use the best available offensive tackle. Whether it be Eric Fisher or Lane Johnson on the board, San Diego appears poised to add a big body in the trenches.
28. Denver Broncos – Kevin Minter, Linebacker, LSU
Minter is ranked by some as the best inside linebacker prospect in this year’s class and would be an immediate upgrade in the middle of the Broncos defense.
Geno Smith went to the Jags at #2.
Check out the entire mock at FanSided.com.