One major theme in early 2012 mock drafts is that the Kansas City Chiefs will look to shore up their offensive line with their first pick in the 2012 NFL draft. The Chiefs have the No. 11 overall pick after finishing the season with a 7-9 record and a good target may be Stanford senior tackle Jonathan Martin, who just recently declared for the draft.
Martin is considered by many to be a top-10 pick, including Mel Kiper Jr., who ranks him at No. 8 on his big board, stating:
Trusted in the passing game as the blindside protection for Luck, Martin does a great job in the run game, given his athleticism, and Stanford has benefited. He gets to the second level and moves so well.
The Chiefs offensive line allowed the quarterback to be sacked 34 times in 2012 and it has become fairly clear that some fresh blood on the line is a must if they are going to be competitive in the AFC West