The Kansas City Chiefs have been fairly active in free agency which likely allows them to draft the best player available instead of for need, at least in the first round. Now that the actual draft is right around the corner, mock drafts are going to start coming out of the woodwork. In NFL.com's Chad Reuter's latest mock draft, the Kansas City Chiefs take South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram in the first round with the No. 11 overall pick.
In some ways, Ingram is a carbon copy of Chiefs star pass rusher Tamba Hali. Both are versatile defenders and lack the length most teams prefer in first-round picks. Ingram's 31 1/2-inch arms are actually longer than the 30 3/8-inch figure Hali was saddled with coming out of Penn State. But that measurement hasn't hurt Hali's production in the NFL (53.5 career sacks) and isn't expected to hurt Ingram's.
While some may disagree, in the end, you can't have too many pass rushers and with head coach Romeo Crennel at the helm, Ingram would likely be put to good use.