With The 21st Pick In The 2011 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, The Kansas City Chiefs Select...

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Drake Nevis - DT, LSU

Guest Pick made by SB Nation Indiana Assoc. Editor Travis Miller, explanation by FreeneyAteMyLunch:

After 3 years of tough football, the Chiefs had a bounce back campaign in 2010. They won 10 regular season games and made the playoffs for the first time since they lost to our Colts in 2006. Now they are an improved team built around a strong running game and a solid defense. There are still some holes that need to be resolved if they are going to remain a playoff contender.

The most glaring weakness is at the number 2 wide receiver slot. This is evidenced by Chris Chambers (wr2) having less than half the receptions and receiving yards of their tight end or running back. Many Chiefs fans don't think Cassel can make more reads than look for Bowe then drop it off, but I would like to see what he could do with more talent.

Unfortunately there is not first round wr talent still on the board for them to take. Inconsistency at right tackle makes that a position of need as well. While that would be a solid pick it is not where I think they will go. The Chiefs are going to continue to improve the defense and give Crennel more pieces to work with. Every Chiefs fan I know is clamoring for a true nose tackle that can eat space in their 3-4 scheme.

While I agree that is a need, I think they can fill that position later in the draft. What the Chiefs really need is some more sacks. Tamba Hali is a beast that had 14.5 sacks last year. I remember screaming at the TV as he abused Ryan Diem all game last year and no help coming. The fact is that if he can be contained they don't have much of a pass rush.

That is why they need Drake Nevis from LSU. Nevis is an explosive player that has a strong bull rush and a variety of other effective moves. He is also able to get penetration in the run game and take on double teams when needed. He is a tough, nasty player that will be able to make an early impact next year.

If Nevis is taken 21st overall, it'll be the fourth time in the last seven years the Chiefs have taken a DL in the first round (Junior Siavii, Tamba Hali, Glenn Dorsey, Tyson Jackson). Also, he'd be the third LSU DL taken by the Chiefs in the past 4 years, joining Dorsey and Jackson.

Drake Nevis Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft

The Colts, and BlueVol03 are on the clock...

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Nick Fairley DT Auburn palco
2 Denver Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson chad72
3 Buffalo Marcell Dareus DT/DE Alabama Buffalo_Bill_Cody
4 Cincinnati A.J. Green WR Georgia beerbrunch
5 Arizona Patrick Peterson CB LSU JesusNinja13
6 Cleveland Robert Quinn DE North Carolina nickfromnaptown
7 San Francisco Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska nopuntintended
8 Tennessee Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri Aerostar193
9 Dallas Nate Solder OT Colorado Addai Another Aday
10 Washington Julio Jones WR Alabama TouchdownColts
11 Houston Von Miller LB Texas A&M SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs
12 Minnesota Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue Mr. Indianapolis Colts
13 Detroit Jimmy Smith CB Colorado Bradman721
14 St. Louis Cameron Jordan DE California VolsnCards5
15 Miami Mark Ingram RB Alabama metallicolts
16 Jacksonville J.J. Watt DE Wisconsin Collin McCollough
17 New England Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College mgrex03
18 San Diego Akeem Ayers DE UCLA ColtsFanFromHawaii
19 N.Y. Giants Mike Pouncey OL Florida erockrap
20 Tampa Bay Aldon Smith DE Missouri Benjamin Savage
21 Kansas City Drake Nevis DT LSU FreeneyAteYourLunch
22 Indianapolis BlueVol03
23 Philadelphia AnotherWriter
24 New Orleans ushoe
25 Seattle Vikings55Thunder
26 Baltimore JaredCounterman
27 Atlanta fiftycal2004
28 New England mgrex03
29 Chicago DClark#44
30 N.Y. Jets Eltoasto
31 Pittsburgh
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32 Green Bay sanders_fan89

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