The Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos are both likely looking for a young quarterback to develop for the future in the 2012 NFL Draft if they can find one to their liking at the right spot. ESPN's Bill Williamson says either team could be looking at the same product out of Michigan State: Kirk Cousins. When asked about Cousins in a recent mailbag, Williamson linked the two rivals together as potential competitors for the quarterback.
Williamson writes, "The Broncos have studied Cousins and they like him. He will likely be taken in the second round. I would not be shocked if Cousins ends up in Denver. However, I think the Chiefs could also take him. Kansas City has the No. 44 overall pick in the second round, and the Broncos pick at No. 57."
Wes Bunting compares him with Andy Dalton to a degree, but he also says his game has serious flaws. He writes:
A solid athlete who isn't overly impressive physically, but he has enough to make it in the NFL. Needs to take that next step in his understanding of the offense this year and cut down on the mental errors. However, he's a good kid, a hard worker and has some real similar qualities to some of the senior quarterbacks who came off the board this year (Ponder/Dalton). Nevertheless, his struggles with pressure could hold him back from ever becoming an NFL starter.
For the Chiefs, it would be about bringing in a guy who could supplant Matt Cassel as the Chiefs starter and work with Ricky Stanzi and Brady Quinn in the depth chart.