The latest mock from CBS Sports' Rob Rang rings true with what others are saying: that the Kansas City Chiefs will select David DeCastro at the No. 11 spot in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft on Thursday night. The Chiefs could use an upgrade along the line and DeCastro seems like the ideal talent at that spot in the draft to help them out.
"Few talent evaluators invest as heavily in the offensive and defensive lines as routinely as Chiefs' general manager Scott Pioli," writes Rang. "The addition of right tackle Eric Winston as a free agent certainly eases some concern up front but it should be noted that he wasn't just a salary cap casualty in Houston -- he didn't pass the team physical due to recurring ankle problems. As such, the ultra-safe DeCastro could provide another healthy, tenacious body up front to help return the Chiefs to the effective offense they rode to winning the AFC West division in 2010."
If the Chiefs add both Winston and DeCastro in one offseason to bolster the line, the Chiefs will suddenly have one of the best lines in the NFL. DeCastro has a chance to be an All-Pro guard and other young players like Jon Asamoah and Rodney Hudson certainly have their finest seasons ahead. Winston is already considered one of the best right tackles in the game and Branden Albert is steady at left tackle.
For the running game the Chiefs plan on featuring, a stellar line is necessary. DeCastro would certainly deliver that.