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
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|6||Cleveland||Robert Quinn||DE||North Carolina||nickfromnaptown|
|7||San Francisco||Prince Amukamara||CB||Nebraska||nopuntintended|
|9||Dallas||Nate Solder||OT||Colorado||Addai Another Aday|
|11||Houston||Von Miller||LB||Texas A&M||SupermanWearsBobSander'sPJs|
|12||Minnesota||Ryan Kerrigan||DE||Purdue||Mr. Indianapolis Colts|
|14||St. Louis||Cameron Jordan||DE||California||VolsnCards5|
|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|
|20||Tampa Bay||Aldon Smith||DE||Missouri||Benjamin Savage
|21||Kansas City||Drake Nevis||DT||LSU||FreeneyAteYourLunch|