2012 MHR Community Mock Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Select Michael Brockers, Defensive Tackle, LSU

With the 11th pick in the 2012 MHR Community Mock Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select:

Michael Brockers, Defensive Tackle, LSU

Chiefs' GM: sbhchawk

GM Explanation: Kansas City likes LSU players in the first so why break the streak? Dorsey has been anchoring the Dline, but former number 3 overall pick Jackson has not become the dominant player hoped and may belong as a 4-3 DT. Brockers should be able to play end and push Jackson if not make Dorsey better because teams would have to worry about another high quality DLineman in future years. However if he keeps growing (which is expected) and keeps his speed (which is a hope) he could be a penetrating monster NT. Pioli is a former Patriot GM and loves versatile players and Brockers will provide flexibility along the entire Dline. Pioli knows what a very good DLine provides from his Patriots days and wants to rebuild that team strength. Brockers provides a great rotational guy while he learns for the year and they decide where his best position is at DE or NT and will help keep the other players fresh as he has a great upside but is considered a little raw. But rotating against the QB's of the AFC west will still be playing many reps as they attempt to slow down Manning, Rivers and Palmer.

Also strongly consider Oline and CB with this pick. None of the remaining CB's were solid picks this high after Carr went to Dallas but should be able to be addressed in the second round. OT Reily was a very strong possibility, however having just signed E Winston and former top pick Alberts getting better after a rough first couple years and still under contract for 1 more year I didn't think a backup tackle made sense in round 1.

Commissioner's Analysis: As a Broncos fan, this pick would certainly tick me off. I don't really see Brockers as a space-eater at the nose tackle position, which would be KC's biggest need on the defensive line if you ask me, so to me, Brockers is a little too much. Considering Ryan Tannehill is still on the board in this scenario, which seems unlikely the closer we get to the draft, I think that the Chiefs would be making a mistake here. However, this move would not only potentially help their defensive line immensely, but it would hurt Denver's chances of getting a guy like Brockers later in the first round. Still, with this pick, I think the Chiefs wouldn't even hesitate to take Ryan Tannehill.

Draft Recap:

1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3. Minnesota Vikings: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

4. Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

6. St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

8. Miami Dolphins: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

9. Carolina Panthers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

10. Buffalo Bills: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

11. Kansas City Chiefs: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

On the clock: Seattle Seahawks (ACKW1227)


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