In the latest mock draft from SI.com, Don Banks throws more fire on the chatter around the Kansas City Chiefs taking Boston College LB with the No. 11 overall pick:
11LB Luke Kuechly Boston College Jr. 6-3 237
Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli loves productive and instinctive players like Kuechly, and it seems those two will have a little Boston connection going as well. This one makes so much sense it absolutely has to happen, which is usually the kiss of death.
Kuechly, a high character player with excellent measurables (6'3 240 with a 4.5 40) as well as production (one of the top two tacklers in the country in all three seasons), seems to be one of the safest picks at the top of the draft.
However, in a league where passing is becoming increasingly important, an interior linebacker isn't considered a premium position, which could make Pioli's decision on draft day more complex than it may seem.
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