The latest mock is in for the 2012 NFL Draft and Ryan Van Bibber of SB Nation has the Kansas City Chiefs selecting an offensive tackle, a theme that’s becoming rather consistent among NFL analysts. Specifically he has an Iowa tackle falling to the Chiefs just outside of the top 10 to help replace Barry Richardson on the right side.
Van Bibber writes, “Kyle Orton, Matt Cassel or a player to be named later, none of them would find ideal working conditions behind the Chiefs’ current offensive line. Reiff can play either tackle spot, and he will help Jamaal Charles in the run game.”
Reiff would definitely be an asset on a line that needs major help. Casey Wiegmann might be retiring and Ryan Lilja has been exposed as an issue along the line as well. The Chiefs are likely to address the line in some major ways via both the draft and free agency this offseason in the hopes of keeping the team healthy and the quarterback, whoever he is, upright in the pocket.