As the Kansas City Chiefs continue to look at potential prospects to bolster both the competition for starters and the overall depth on the offensive line, the latest possibility from the 2012 NFL Draft class is Iowa State’s Kelechi Osemele.
At 6-6, 347 lbs., his size is the first thing most people mention. Osemele’s technique is also praised and he should come off the board in the first couple of rounds — maybe falling to the third at the latest.
Wes Bunting believes that Osemele has a nice future at the next level, even if it comes with some limitations. He writes, “A big, thick kid with natural strength, athleticism and flexibility. Has improved his technique and overall range off the edge, but is better suited to play inside or on the right side at the next level.”
The Chiefs have Ryan Lilja and Jon Asamoah on the roster already at guard, but they are often tied to David DeCastro. They also lack any back-up tackle options after Eric Winston and Branden Albert other than developmental talent David Mims. Osemele would help at several aspects when considering the overall state of the line.