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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Geno Smith to Kansas City Chiefs at No. 5

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After enduring several years of mediocre play at the quarterback position, the Kansas City Chiefs are projected to get their man in Geno Smith in the latest SB Nation mock draft.

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With the NFL only a third of the way through the regular season, it's a little early and perhaps silly to come out with a 2013 NFL Mock Draft. But for fan bases already looking for long-term answers like that of the Kansas City Chiefs, the news that their team is projected to take Geno Smith is good news. The Chiefs need a long-term answer at quarterback, and that is exactly what is projected in the latest mock from SB Nation.

Dan Kadar is SB Nation's draft analyst and he has the Chiefs taking the safe, predictable selection. Of course, that's assuming that Smith is still available:

This is the most overwrought commonplace pick amongst online mock drafts. It's so simple, I sort of feel like a lazy slob for doing it myself. It's so simple in October that it probably won't happen in April. But the fun of a mock is thinking of what the Chiefs' offense could be with the season's most sensational player in college football.

Fun fact, it's been 30 years since Kansas City took a quarterback in the first round (Todd Blackledge, 1983). Matt Cassel just isn't the answer and the majority of his $63 million contract has already been paid. Right now, it looks like Smith has the makings of being a good starting NFL quarterback. He's what the Chiefs have needed for years.

Geno Smith has thrown for 24 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in 2012. He also has a completion percentage of 81.4.