2013 NFL mock draft: Chiefs to take West Virginia QB Geno Smith

Andy Lyons

CBSSports.com has the Chiefs picking No. 1 overall and taking West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.

The Kansas City Chiefs have many roster needs to fill in this upcoming 2013 NFL Draft, and they will have either the first or second pick to grab a potential play maker to help rebuild their roster. Quarterback is a need for the Chiefs, but some are saying that there is no sure fire quarterback to take with the No. 1 spot.

However, over at CBSSports.com latest mock draft, both of their experts have the Chiefs taking West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.

Here is their other draft expert, Rob Rang, and his opinion about the Chiefs selection of Smith:

Whether the Chiefs explore free agency, trade or the draft, clearly this is a team in need of new blood at quarterback. Smith is not held in the same regard as past No. 1 overall picks Andrew Luck or Cam Newton, but the 6-3, 220-pound senior completed 71.4 percent of his passes for 40 touchdowns and just six interceptions during the regular season. Mobile, intelligent, accurate and possessing a strong arm, Smith's upside could be enough to convince the Chiefs he's worth the gamble.

Here is what Dane Brugler says about the Chiefs taking Smith:

The Chiefs' offense, which averages a paltry 13.9 points per game, has really struggled through the air with 16 interceptions and just eight passing touchdowns. Geno Smith has cooled off the past few weeks after his hot start, but he has NFL tools and would give Kansas City an upgrade at quarterback.

Smith is being compared to mobile quarterbacks over the past few years, and if the Chiefs -- and their fan base -- can be patient then they can take the risk of drafting and then waiting for Smith to reach his full potential as a NFL quarterback.

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