2012 NFL Draft Analysis: Devon Wylie Is A Late-Round Steal

The Kansas City Chiefs' draft picks are expected to have an impact on the team returning to playoff form after barely missing out on the postseason in 2011.

Over at Mocking the Draft, Matthew Fariburn has analyzed the Chiefs' 2012 draft choices, with their top pick Dontari Poe striking him as a "massive risk at No. 11 in every sense of the word."

But Fairburn is high on Devon Wylie, who he considers to be a steal in the fourth round of the draft. Check out the commentary from Mocking the Draft here:

Questionable Pick: DT Dontari Poe, Round 1, pick 11

Dontari Poe had a fantastic combine, and the potential is there for him to be an impact player in the middle of Kansas City's 3-4 defense. But to me, spending the No. 11 pick on Poe is taking quite the gamble. He never looked the part of an early first round pick during his career at Memphis. Impressive combine numbers and a huge need for a nose tackle are not reasons enough to make Poe a top 15 pick.

Late-Round Steal: Devon Wylie, Round 4, pick 107

The fourth round may not be considered late, but I think Devon Wylie will end up being one of the best slot receivers to come out of this year's draft. He is an advanced route runner at this stage in his career, but it's Wylie's quickness that gives me faith in him in the NFL. He rarely drops a pass and has the ability to separate from defenders coming out of his breaks. This was a wise pick by the Chiefs.

Read more draft analysis at Mocking the Draft and for more on the Chiefs, visit Arrowhead Pride.

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