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Mock Draft: Lyle’s FanSided Draft Features Chiefs Traded


Mar 26, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks to reporters at the NFL Annual Meetings. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Our good friend Lyle Graversen concocted a mock draft for FanSided in his weekly Armchair Quarterback column and it did not disappoint. Lyle’s draft featured the Chiefs trading the 23rd overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers for, among other things, their 30th overall pick.

What does Lyle think the Chiefs would do with the 30th overall pick? Well…

With the 30th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Lyle estimates the Chiefs will select Stephon Tuitt, a defensive end from Notre Dame. Here’s what Lyle wrote about the pick.

"The Chiefs pass rush trailed off in a major way down the stretch last season as teams realized they could just double team KC’s few dominant players because they didn’t have the depth up front to take advantage of their one on one match ups. Adding the versatile and athletic Tuitt to put beside Dontari Poe and the newly signed Vance Walker gives KC some much needed depth and versatility up front which should take some pressure off of the edge rushers and the secondary."

You should read the rest of Lyle’s mock draft as well as his beer selection of the week. I’ve tasted the beer he reviewed, and I disagree with his strong rating.

Back to the pick.

Lyle selected Tuitt with the 30th pick, which makes sense for solidifying the defensive line. But some people think an offensive guard or wide receiver would be better there. What say you, Addicts? Would you be satisfied with Tuitt in the first round if you knew the Chiefs had more picks to fill holes?