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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Jonathan Martin Goes To Chiefs Over Trent Richardson, David DeCastro

The Kansas City Chiefs are going to have a few impact players to choose from in the 2012 NFL Draft, which is likely why mock experts have a difficult time nailing down who they have the Chiefs taking. They could use a right tackle, so most have them grabbing someone from the rotation of Stanford’s Jonathan Martin, Ohio State’s Mike Adams and Iowa’s Riley Reiff. But others can be considered, including the best RB in the draft in Trent Richardson or the best interior lineman in David DeCastro.

Walter Cherepinsky has the Chiefs taking Martin in his latest mock, but brings up the other two as possibilities. He writes, “Right tackle Barry Richardson is a sieve in pass protection. Jared Gaither was foolishly waived (typical dumb Todd Haley move), so Kansas City will be looking for an upgrade at the position. This is an easy pick because Jonathan Martin is the top player available who fills a big need. I had Trent Richardson here in my previous update, but he’s long gone.”

The Chiefs have now cemented the No. 11 pick in the draft, so they’ll be ahead of the Seahawks who also have needs at similar positions.