Drafttek’s latest six round mock has the Kansas City Chiefs addressing offense with their first two choices and if the 2012 NFL Draft were to fall this way, Chiefs fans would likely be just fine with the results. Brandon Weeden is the Chiefs’ choice in the second round at No. 43 overall, and the Big 12 quarterback might be older than most NFL prospects but he will also provide another solid option at quarterback for the Chiefs to consider:
New HC Romeo Crennel states there will be QB competition for incumbent Matt Cassell and GM Scott Pioli seconded the motion . . . but is that competition going to be Kyle Orton? There is a lot to like in Weeden. He finished the season third in the league in passing yardage, throwing for 4,277 yards with a nice 34/13 TD/INT ratio. He has a strong arm, displays accuracy on all NFL type routes, has enough mobility to be effective, and is a leader on the field. Oh yes, then there is the fact that he is 28 years old.
There is a lot to work with here. If Weeden cleans up his footwork and adapts to playing under center, he could be very effective. With this pick, the Chiefs would be looking for him to start no later than year two. His ceiling is high, but his window is short. With quarterbacks playing until their late 30’s, he could have a nice 8-10 year career.
Placed alongside Ricky Stanzi and Matt Cassel, Weeden becomes an intriguing choice and one that bolsters confidence at the most important position on the Chiefs. If one of the quarterbacks can click with a number of good skill position players, the Chiefs could be dynamic on offense.