In Drafttek’s latest six round mock (out every Wednesday leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft), they have Michael Floyd breaking into the top ten, which means another offensive tackle falls to the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round. That’s good news for a team that could use options there and it’s possible they will have their choice of Stanford’s Jonathan Martin or Ohio State’s Mike Adams.
Given the state of the Chiefs right side of the offensive line, that’s a good choice to have in front of them. Adams likely has the higher ceiling. Martin is the ideal guy to step in right away. However, Drafttek has the Chiefs going with Adams instead and has Martin going immediately following to the Arizona Cardinals. As for the Chiefs pick:
Will Brian Daboll stick with a zone blocking scheme or go to an MBS? Either way, Mike Adams could be the pick The sim has been bouncing among tackles Rieff, Martin and Mike Adams with good reason. Along with quarterback, offensive tackle is one of the biggest need areas on the Chiefs. At 6’ 8" 320 lbs, Adams has the frame to play either tackle position in the NFL. His footwork is very good, though he can get lost in space when zone blocking. He showed very well at the Senior Bowl and appears to have overcome his off the field issues at Ohio State to overtake Jonathan Martin as an OT prospect. He has prototypical size and strength for a NFL caliber left tackle. As a rookie, he would probably displace Barry Richardson at right tackle. With good development, he could challenge Branden Albert for the left tackle job, moving Albert to left guard. With this move, the Chiefs add another high quality offensive lineman to go with Branden Albert, Rodney Hudson and Jon Asamoah.
The Chiefs have to shore up this area more than any other in the first round of the draft simply because the FA selection of tackles will not help the team. The draft is the one outlet the Chiefs have to solve the right side of the line so this scenario is the ideal one for KC.