Is this a 2013 NFL Mock Draft? An exercise in futility, you say? You’d be absolutely right. Anything like this is mere projections and since we’re a full year away from next year’s draft, it’s rather useless for ESPN’s Todd McShay to put something out there. Yet it’s interesting all the same to try and predict where the Chiefs might be interested a year from now. And McShay even admits that it’s all useless.
As McShay writes, “This is not meant to be a true projection or represent how we think the first round will actually unfold next April. Rather, it’s simply a look at where teams stand from a broad perspective after the draft, and some big names who could be in play after we finish our initial film study and formulate our first 2013 draft board late in the summer (tape study on 2013 prospects begins next week).”
Still he has the Chiefs selecting Landry Jones in the first round of the draft and it’s a common choice for an event that is still a year away. Everyone seems to believe that the Chiefs’ quarterback situation is ripe for a major upgrade with Matt Cassel in his fourth year, Brady Quinn on a one-year deal and no major prospect waiting in the wings. Ricky Stanzi is, by definition, a fifth rounder from 2011 at this point who earned no playing time on a roster that started Tyler Palko for four games in 2011. Take that for what you will.