1. Kansas City Chiefs – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Nick Foles…Alex Smith…Matt Flynn. Who knows if any of these guys will be the quarterback of the Chiefs during the upcoming season. What we do know is that it won’t/can’t be Matt Cassel or Brady Quinn. Everyone and their Mike Mayock believe that the Chiefs shouldn’t take a quarterback in this slot. I’m not disagreeing with the value of the pick but sometimes necessity outweighs the value.
Until the Chiefs actually sign/trade for a quarterback I will be mocking Geno Smith at this spot.
Check out what Chiefs GM John Dorsey had to say about the top of the 2013 QB class…it doesn’t bode well for my selection.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars – Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
I was pleasantly surprised by the reaction of Dion Jordan to the Jaguars pick. I figured Jags fans would go nuts on that one but the feedback is pretty good which means they are being well schooled on Gus Bradley and his brand of defense. That said, the reality is that Jason Babin may be a one year rental at the LEO spot and Lotulelei is a big body, versatile defender that is more a sure a thing than Jordan is. They would be wise to play it safe with Star and let Babin work in as the LEO for a season.
3. Oakland Raiders – Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
I keep landing with Richardson to Oakland. You won’t find a more disruptive DT in this draft class. Richardson’s motor runs extra hot and he could be just what the doctor ordered in Oakland. The Raiders lack playmakers in their front seven and Richardson gives them an immediate impact type player.