While the Chiefs are firmly gearing up for a playoff run, NFL mock season is officially upon us.
Kansas City is looking forward to the playoffs, but not every organization has that luxury. Some teams, and their fan bases, know they have no playoff hope. So how to they get by?
It’s all about the NFL Draft.
We here at Arrowhead Addict and Fansided know how much our readers love mock drafts, so we went ahead and did a site wide mock draft in order to start gearing up for draft season.
Josh Sanchez of the mothership took care of this mock draft, and I think you’ll find his pick for the Chiefs interesting: Stephon Tuitt, defensive tackle/end, Notre Dame
Here’s Sanchez’s reasoning for the pick:
There were rumors during the offseason that the Chiefs could be preparing to part ways with defensive end Tyson Jackson, but he ultimately agreed to return to the team. However, where there is smoke there is fire, and the team could decide this is the offseason to part ways.
Tuitt is a versatile defender that would be able to fill in for Jackson from day one and he would fill multiple roles for the Chiefs.
Not only could Tuitt be a stout defender against the run, but he has the ability to generate a pass rush which would only make the Chiefs defensive attack that much more dangerous.
Tuitt is a big, athletic defensive end prospect who would fit well in the Chiefs’ aggressive 3-4 scheme. He would be an instant upgrade over Tyson Jackson and Mike DeVito, as he would bring a bit more athleticism and explosion.
He would make Dontari Poe better on the inside, and could be a pass-rushing threat.
This season for Notre Dame, Tuitt has notched six sacks, seven tackles for loss, 45 tackles, 13 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one interception that he took back for a touchdown.
I like the pick, but what do you think, Addicts? Let us know in the comments.