While it’s not the sexy move up the 2012 NFL Draft order to snag a major quarterback prospect like Robert Griffin III, the way that Peter Schrager at FOX Sports develops his latest mock draft for the Chiefs is likely the team’s best case scenario at the No. 11 spot. That’s because he has Iowa lineman Riley Reiff falling out of the top ten and into Scott Pioli’s lap with the team’s first round choice.
He writes, “There’s an obvious Scott Pioli-Kirk Ferentz connection here, but that link didn’t result in the Chiefs drafting Bryan Bulaga a few years earlier when everyone assumed it would. Reiff’s a tremendously skilled tackle, capable of replacing Barry Richardson at the right tackle in KC’s offense. Reiff is 6-5, 310 pounds and needs to be coached up a bit. At 11th overall, he’s certainly worth the investment.”
Reiff would definitely plug the right side of the line and make the offensive front that much stronger for a team that has a dynamic running game. Replacing Barry Richardson is going to go a long way toward the Chiefs’ offensive success this season, and teaming Reiff with Jon Asamoah would be an exciting proposition for years to come for the Chiefs.
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