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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Geno Smith still a popular pick for Chiefs

Geno Smith is still the popular pick for the Kansas City Chiefs in SB Nation's latest mock draft.


In recent years, we've generally been able to guess who the No. 1 overall pick in the draft would be. Unfortunately, few have any idea where the Kansas City Chiefs will go with the pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. This isn't necessarily due to a lack of talent, but more so a lack of talent at the Chiefs' positions of need.

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When the Chiefs come out and say they aren't sure where the pick is going, it's easy to believe them, unlike other teams like the Indianapolis Colts last year, who suggested that Andrew Luck might not actually be their selection when it was all said and done.

That said, the Chiefs need a quarterback. Andy Reid is the new man in charge and he'll want to bring in a quarterback, despite a relatively weak class at the position. Dan Kadar of SB Nation released his latest mock draft on Monday and he has the Chiefs addressing the need, taking Geno Smith, the quarterback out of West Virginia:

Kansas City will be busy at the NFL Combine this week, heavily scrutinizing the likes to Smith, Utah's Star Lotulelei and Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel. They'll also begin the process of searching for a trade partner. The best bet for Kansas City is that they'll hope to find a team wanting Joeckel, if they can bring Branden Albert back. Joeckel is the best player in the draft and and there are a few teams needing a left tackle. I think the Chiefs will end up with Smith, but maybe not with the No. 1 pick.

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Smith is the easy pick for the Chiefs, but you can bet they will be influenced by the Scouting Combine this week. They have a lot to look at, and where they'll end up going at the end of the day is anybody's guess.

However, they need a quarterback and Smith is likely at the top of the list. There's guys like Matt Barkley and Tyler Wilson, but Smith is the player that consistently impressed throughout this past season and he might just be the first quarterback off the board even if the Chiefs don't take him.