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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Chiefs Likely To Bypass Ryan Tannehill For David DeCastro

The Kansas City Chiefs are likely to have a major decision on their hands when it comes time to turn in the card for their selection at No. 11 in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. As the first team out of the top ten, someone is likely to fall that could turn their head, while another is likely to be there as a Pro Bowl-caliber player over the next decade. Drafttek believes the Chiefs will go for the latter in David DeCastro in their latest mock.

Drafttek’s report reads, “Will Scott Pioli trade up for Ryan Tannehill? He may, but it would be very much out of character. The Chiefs should take David DeCastro. He is by far the best player available and the best Guard prospect since Steve Hutchinson. He will lock down an offensive line spot for ten plus years, more than likely at a multiple Pro Bowl level. When the floor for a player is a few Pro Bowls, you don’t walk, you run that card to the podium!”

Tannehill would certainly bring in the “competition” that was brought up earlier this offseason by the Chiefs front office in quotes concerning the state of the quarterback position. Yet that level of investment in the first round is not likely when such a player like DeCastro could be a Chief for the next decade. It’s more likely that the Chiefs will aim for a Brandon Weeden-type to be there in the second round or take a flier on a late-round option like Russell Wilson.

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