Mock Drafts: Kuechly A Popular Choice For Chiefs

The 2012 NFL Draft is still tough to predict after the first two picks, but there seem to be a small group of names still associated with the Kansas City Chiefs. One of the most popular is Boston College LB Luke Kuechly.

The latest to project Kuechly to the Chiefs are NFP’s Wes Bunting and SI’s Peter King.

With the need at offensive tackle addressed in free agency the Chiefs can now look at one of the safest players available in the front seven. Kuechly is a tackling machine with good size, natural instincts and above-average athleticism. Is the kind of talent who can make an impact inside from day one.

Peter King
Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
The alltime leading tackler in both school and Atlantic Coast Conference history is the perfect player for Kansas City G.M. Scott Pioli: whistle-clean character, great instincts. Kuechly isn’t overwhelmingly physical, though. I’d like Dontari Poe here if I were sure he could consistently deliver on the athletic promise he showed at the combine.

The closer we get to next week’s draft, the more confident I am Kuechly is the best choice for the Chiefs if they stay at No. 11. He all but completes an already solid defense and gives Pioli the ability to really use the rest of the draft to focus just on depth, something that we haven’t seen this team have the luxury of doing in recent history.

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