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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Riley Reiff Once Again Connected To Chiefs In First Round

The latest NFL Mock Draft to come from Drafttek has the Kansas City Chiefs headed to a familiar position: offensive tackle. The Chiefs have been linked to Jonathan Martin of Stanford, Mike Adams of Ohio State and Riley Reiff of Iowa in several mocks, and the latest from Drafttek has Reiff falling to the Chiefs at No. 12 overall:

After flirting with Luke Keuchly for a week, the Chiefs spin the tackle wheel again. This week it lands on the best OT prospect not named Matt Kalil. This is as good an outcome as the Chiefs could expect. Iowa is an offensive lineman factory, pumping out well schooled lineman like Brian Bulaga. The Chiefs have scouted Iowa heavily, taking Ricky Stanzi last year and Tony Moeaki the year before. Reiff is a better prospect than Bulaga. He is a bit small, checking in at 300 pounds. However, Reiff is a talented run and pass blocker. He also has a strong work ethic and is tenacious. The Chiefs desperately need to replace Barry Richardson. Richardson has graded out as the worst starting right tackle in the NFL. As a rookie, Reiff would probably start at right tackle. However, don’t rule out the Chiefs selecting another OT later in the draft. The Chiefs could have a top offensive trench by adding two more good lineman to go with Albert, Asamoah and Hudson.

That’s a good addition for the Chiefs considering how poor the tackle market is in free agency. It’s going to be difficult to fill unless they go for a high draft choice. Reiff is a great asset to add.