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NFL Mock Draft: Kansas City Chiefs select Geno Smith

The NFL season is over, and the mock drafting is in full swing.

Andy Lyons

The Kansas City Chiefs are now on the clock, as the Ravens' Super Bowl victory rounded out the 2013 draft order.

For more on this story, check out Arrowhead Pride and Mocking the Draft.

Predictions are beginning to pop up around the web, and here at SB Nation, we released our first post-Super Bowl mock draft on Monday at Mocking the Draft.

The Chiefs stuck with West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, and here was our reasoning:

Geno Smith is far from a slam dunk to be the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, but this pick still makes the most sense. The Chiefs have a desperate need at quarterback, and Smith is the draft's highest-ranked player at that position. This pick could change between now and April, but when a team doesn't have a quarterback, that's the biggest need. This will be a fun pick to debate over the next few months.

With the combine and free agency still on the horizon, a lot can change between now and April. Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel has been another popular pick for the Chiefs, as left tackle Branden Albert's contract is expiring. Kansas City could also go after one of the talented pass rushers in this year's class.

For now, it's tough to imagine the Chiefs ignoring the most glaring weakness on their roster.