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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Mel Kiper Has Kansas City Chiefs Selecting Devon Still At No. 11

The Kansas City Chiefs have had a major hole in the middle of their defensive line for the last few seasons. This year, Ron Edwards was let go and Kelly Gregg was signed to fill it, but those guys are both veterans near the end of their best playing days and KC has yet to invest a high draft choice at the DT position in a little while. This could be the year that changes that as Mel Kiper has Penn State’s Devon Still going to the Chiefs at No. 11 overall.

He writes, “Romeo Crennel could use a disruptive interior line presence in his system, and Still can be a penetrator in the 3-4, capable of occupying blockers and making plays in against the run while also splitting gaps against the pass. He came on in 2011 at Penn State and should help this defense up front, as the Chiefs also get Eric Berry back in the secondary in 2012. With this kind of reinforcement, the Chiefs have a chance to become an upper-echelon defense going forward, something they showed glimpses of this past season.”