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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Geno Smith is still the pick for Chiefs

It's no shock who the Chiefs should pick at No. 1.


Unless something dramatic happens from now until April, there likely won't be much of a change at the top of the SB Nation NFL mock draft.

Once again, SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn predicts the Kansas City Chiefs will draft West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft:

Quarterback is the most important position in football. We all know that by now, but it's worth stressing. A lot has been made about whether or not Geno Smith can become a "franchise" quarterback. I believe he can. He has excellent pocket presence, keeps his eyes downfield and has better deep accuracy than any quarterback in this class. The Chiefs have a solid roster outside of the quarterback position. Why would they pass on the clear-cut top quarterback in the draft?

With the success of the quarterbacks drafted in last year's draft (both Andrew Luck, who went No. 1, and Robert Griffin III, who went No. 2, led their teams to the postseason), it's no surprise the Chiefs will aim to take the best quarterback available.

Smith was a star for the Mountaineers this season. He completed 71 percent of his passes for 4,205 yards and 42 touchdowns. He threw just six interceptions.

With Andy Reid the new man in charge in Kansas City, the team could use a new quarterback, too. Last season, Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn each started eight games at quarterback. Both were sub-par, combining to complete 57 percent of their passes for just eight touchdowns. Cassel threw 12 interceptions, while Quinn threw eight.