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2012 NFL Draft: Chiefs Could Move Into Top-5 To Take Matt Kalil

The Kansas City Chiefs are very interested in drafting USC Trojans offensive tackle Matt Kalil, the problem is that Kalil is expected to be drafted within the first five picks and the Chiefs hold the No. 11 selection. Other teams at the top of the draft who are interested in Kalil are the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams. The Vikings pick No. 3 and the Rams have the No. 6 pick.

The Sporting News' Russ Lande is reporting that the Chiefs will move up if Kalil is available at No. 4:

If Kalil isn't selected by the Vikings, our sources tell us the Chiefs (who own the 11th overall pick) will attempt to trade up to obtain him. Kansas City recently signed former Texan Eric Winston to play right tackle and have 2008 first-round pick Branden Albert at left tackle. Albert is solid but not great and has only one year remaining on his contract. In 2012, Kalil could take over at left tackle, which would allow the Chiefs to move Albert to guard.

If the Chiefs are going to go after Kalil that means they will be passing on the chance to draft Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, plus if they get Kalil it will greatly improve their offensive line which was not good in 2011.

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