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NFL Mock Draft 2012: David Wilson Pairs With Jamaal Charles To Give Chiefs 'Two Home Run Threats'

Many NFL teams would love having one "home run threat" in the backfield. The Kansas City Chiefs will have two if the 2012 NFL Draft takes shape the way the latest Drafttek mock draft has things falling. With the Chiefs second round selection of David Wilson (after taking offensive tackle Mike Adams in the first), the team would have two dynamic threats out at running back that would provide the team a running duo like few others in the NFL. From the Drafttek report:

Ideally, the Chiefs would like to see a QB or NT at this spot, but there are not any available worth taking here. While RB may not be the biggest need, it is a significant need. Jamaal Charles is coming off a serious injury and can not handle a full load even if 100% healthy. David Wilson represents great value here and the Chiefs win. The 5' 10" 205 pound Junior carried for 1709 yards on 290 carries scoring 9 touchdowns.

Wilson has great hands out of the backfield and excellent speed. His combine 40 yard dash will be worth noting. He has elite speed, great hands, and great acceleration. Like many backs, he has a lot of work to do on pass blocking. He also needs to work more on running inside the tackles. He would form a very dangerous running tandem with Jamaal Charles. AFC West teams should hope this pick doesn't get made. Not many teams can rotate two home run threats at running back.

While the last line might make the pick a possible one, given that Charles is coming off of the injured ACL, it's still not likely. If the Chiefs are going to address an injury concern, they're likely to strike with a tight end in the second round if Dwayne Allen is still on the board (which he is in Drafttek's mock). The best all around tight end in the draft would do wonders with Tony Moeaki in or out of the line-up. That's a better value than Wilson despite how great he could be.