The Chiefs 2013 Re-Mockable Mock Game

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Alrighty Chiefs fans, it’s time to play…. “The Chiefs 2013 Re-Mockable Mock Game.”

Take the following picks I’ve made, highlight them, copy them and paste them into your comments window… then you can replace the prospects with your own choices… even if it’s just one or two.  However, you have to justify your selection in that round and say why it was better. To do that, just link a video or a review of that player or heck… just give us a sentence with your analysis: that works too.

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Round 1: QB Geno Smith West Virginia
Round 2: ILB Manti Te’o, 6-2, 255
Round 3a: C Travis Frederick, Wisconsin, 6-4, 338
Round 3b: CB, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Connecticut, 6-1, 192
Round 4: QB, E.J. Manuel, Florida State, 6-4, 237
Round 5: RB, Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State, 6-2, 227
Round 6: TE, Nick Kasa, Colorado, 6-6, 271
Round 7: DE, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Notre Dame, 6-4, 300

First, read my 7 round selections, breakdown and reasoning:

Round 1: QB Geno Smith West Virginia
With the first pick in the 2013 NFL draft the Kansas City Chiefs select: the quarterback from West Virginia, Geno Smith. Geno at the Combine has done nothing but solidify his position as the number one QB in this draft and keep himself in the  upper half of the round one draft board. I don’t think his interview with Steve Mariucci did him any favors. However, it is interesting that it ended with Mariucci saying, “Well, you have me convinced. Well done. Good luck.”  So, after all is said and done, the Chiefs finally get their first round QB. I’ve been verbose enough about Geno so, we’ll let that speak for itself.

See:
End The Drought, Draft Geno Now! (the first in a three part series)
Geno Smith: QBeast?

Round 2: ILB Manti Te’o, 6-2, 255
Yes, I’m quite aware that Te’o ran a slow 40 but, he has been under unusually high stress for an NFL prospect. When all is said and done, you just can’t ignore that the Notre Dame defense only gave up 10 TDs the whole season… and the primary reason for that was Te’o. Manti has been falling down the draft board and will likely continue his descent. However, Andy Reid and John Dorsey won’t let a little thing like a make believe girlfriend who turns out to be a guy stand in their way, will they?

At one time I projected that the Chiefs would consider Te’o with the first pick in the draft so if the Chiefs end up with Geno Smith and Manti Te’o, it could be a coup.

See: Manti Te’o: Chiefs Future Bust

Round 3a: C Travis Frederick, Wisconsin, 6-4, 338
I’d be ecstatic if the Chiefs could pick up Frederick here. He’s huge for a Center which is good in this day and age of monster DTs. However, most big Centers don’t know how to squat low enough to be effective or plant and flex against a bull rush but, Travis Frederick knows how. Another reason I’d be thrilled to have him join the Chiefs is the excellent Wisconsin lineman program. They’re coached so well that they can virtually come in and start on day one. Reid loves his monster linemen so it’s not at all out of the realm of possibility for Travis to be playing for Andy in the Fall.

Round 3b: CB, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Connecticut, 6-1, 192, 4.34 – 40
Blidi Wreh-Wilson (pronounced bleedy-ray-wilson) is fast, going 4.34 in the 40, shows good technique, has a strong work ethic and is very bright. His frame will need a few more pounds and he sometimes takes bad angles on running plays but, he has an excellent wingspan for knocking balls out of the air… which he does extremely well. Blidi played both sides of the ball in high school as a WR so he likely has better hands than the average CB. Personality wise, he’s the kind of player Andy Reid would love to work with and in a draft of quality CBs Wreh-Wilson is a pearl just waiting to be plucked, at the end of the 3rd round. Of course this is all dependent upon if the Chiefs are awarded a compensatory pick at the end of the 3rd, for losing Brandon Carr. It would be a bit of poetry if the Chiefs could get Blidi for Brandon.

Round 4: QB, E.J. Manuel, Florida State, 6-4, 237
I love the upside this kid has and if Andy Reid is going to go the mobile QB route with Geno Smith he may just decide to give him a rookie passing buddy to keep him comfy. Besides, we all know about how many QBs can stay healthy for the whole season and using Manuel to shadow Geno will make them both better QBs. In the past Redi has been able to take his QBs and develop them and in some cases, as with Kevin Kolb, trade them away for value. Manuel is inconsistent but, too talented to let him pass. If the Chiefs new brass can pull off the same trick Washington did last season (RGIII & Kirk Cousins), they’ll be set for the long haul.

If, in the event the Chiefs do trade for Alex Smith then I would not take anticipate the Chiefs taking a second QB in this draft.

Round 5: RB, Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State, 6-2, 227
Le’Veon Bell is a big powerful running back with moves and the ability to break tackles. He averaged 138 yards per game in 2012, reminds me a bit of Terrell Davis of Broncos fame and if he ends up in Denver it would not be good for the Chiefs. He lacks the speed of a back like Jamaal Charles with his 4.50 40 time but, he’s quick and knows how to take on defenders at the point of contact which often results in his breaking free. I am not one who is in favor of selecting a RB in this draft but, if Bell is still on the board at the beginning of the 5th round, the Chiefs must bolt to the podium… and ring that bell.

Round 6: TE, Nick Kasa, Colorado, 6-6, 271
Nick Kasa would be a developmental TE although he apparently has upside. Kasa had 25 catches for 391 yards last year. While covering the Senior Bowl in January Dan Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com wrote of Kasa:

“Colorado tight end Nick Kasa has stood out on the North team. A former defensive end, he didn’t make the move to offense until late last season (his junior year), entering the 2012 campaign with just one career catch on his resume. Kasa plays a bit tight and bulky, but he is an intriguing athlete and has really impressed as a blocker this week. He obviously needs some more seasoning, but the tools are there for Kasa to be an interesting developmental draft choice early on the third day.”

Round 7: DE, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Notre Dame, 6-4, 300
Lewis-Moore suffered a serious ACL tear in the National Championship game but, at 6-4 300 lbs. was a mighty force for the Irish this past season and if he is able to come back from this injury would provide serious competition at the DE position for the Chiefs. In 2012 Kapron had 8.5 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 9 quarterback hurries and 2 forced fumbles and was in on 40 total tackles for the season. In his four year career at Notre Dame he had 180 total tackles and 12 sacks. I sure wish the Chiefs could get that kind of production from their DEs.

Kapron Lewis-Moore will most likely be available as an UDFA but, his positive attitude during his recovery should make his upside too high to ignore. Here was his twitter following his MRI:

“Haha well it’s official! But seriously I can’t stop thanking everyone for their support! Can’t let this injury stop me from moving forward!”

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