If the Kansas City Chiefs are not going to address the offensive tackle position in the first round, then the team will likely resort to a needs-based pick in the second round. At least, that's the scenario that unfolds in Draftek's latest mock draft which has the Chiefs selecting Zebrie Sanders in the second round to patch the hole at right tackle currently manned by Barry Richardson.
"This may be a bit high for Sanders, but the Chiefs have a huge hole at right tackle," reads the Draftek report. "Barry Richardson graded out as the worst starting right tackle in football. Last year, the Chiefs drafted Rodney Hudson from Florida State. The Chiefs often take players from the same school in consecutive years. Enter, Zebrie Sanders. Sanders played mostly right tackle at FSU.
"After Andrew Datko was lost to injury, Sanders slid over to left tackle and played well enough to elevate his stock. He is well schooled in the zone blocking scheme, if the Chiefs continue in that direction. Sanders is a agile player, but needs to upgrade his core strength. While the sim took him as a left tackle, he probably is not good enough to displace Branden Albert. However, he would provide a needed and talented upgrade to Barry Richardson at right tackle."