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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Mike Adams Lands Along Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Line

Another mock draft, another offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs. The latest weekly mock draft report from Drafttek has the Chiefs selecting Ohio State’s Mike Adams at the No. 12 spot in the draft after the Seahawks grab Courtney Upshaw, a much more interesting grab, as the Chiefs try to fill the hole in the offensive line on the side.

Barry Richardson held down the spot last year, but he’s a free agent and he was already the weakest link on a line that could already use improving. The Drafttek report reads:

The sim has been bouncing among tackles Reiff, Martin and Mike Adams. Recently, it seems to be settling on Mike Adams. Offensive tackle is the most likely pick for the Chiefs in round one. The Chiefs need two new players on the offensive line. Barry Richardson is a poor starting tackle and Ryan Lilja is too light to handle large defensive tackles. 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. 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.