The last year was definitely a frustrating one for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team in every way on and off the field. However, there are still some bright spots to be found who will undoubtedly come up in the 2012 NFL Draft. Mike Adams is one such player who fought through a final collegiate season mired in drama and controversy to play well enough for first round consideration. In fact, Ryan Van Bibber has Adams going to the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 12 overall in his latest mock draft for SB Nation.
Van Bibber writes, “Once regarded as one of the country’s top tackle prospects, Adams stock fell amid all the shenanigans at Ohio State. I think he’s a prime candidate to rise up draft boards after the Senior Bowl. The Chiefs can unceremoniously dump Barry Richarson.”
That last line is what is key for the Chiefs at some point in the NFL offseason, whether through the draft or free agency. Replacing Richardson on the edge will definitely shore up the weakest link on the line and invigorate the front five with some youth if Adams is the guy. Others are also options including Riley Reiff and Jonathan Martin, so expect to hear many of these same names rotated going forward. The main idea is that right tackle is the biggest problem spot on the Chiefs roster.