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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Chiefs Select Riley Reiff In SB Nation Mock Draft

In SB Nation's annual blogger mock draft in which representatives from each team's blog make picks for their team, Arrowhead Pride, SB Nation's Kansas City Chiefs blog, selected Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff for their team at No. 11.

The Chiefs are stunned when they see Reiff, considered by many to be a better prospect than Mike Adams (No. 10 to Buffalo), still available with the 11th pick. This is a best player available type of situation and the Chiefs select Reiff knowing full well they have two NFL starters already on the offensive line.

Reiff is the future replacement for LT Branden Albert, who is entering the final year of his contract. Reiff's availability means the Chiefs don't have to give Albert a long-term deal and could entertain trading him. Reiff comes from Iowa, where he was coached by Kirk Ferentz, a close friend of Chiefs GM Scott Pioli. Iowa linemen are noted for how well-coached they are and Reiff is no different. He pushes for playing time immediately but he's not truly in the plans until 2013.

The Chiefs could use help on the offensive line to keep Matt Cassel protected. Reiff would likely be the best offensive lineman on the board at this point.

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