SI Mock: DeCastro The Pick For Scott Pioli

Could the Kansas City Chiefs kick start what is likely to be multiple first round trades when they are on the clock at No. 11? That’s what SI’s Don Banks thinks is a real possibility in his latest mock draft.

While Stanford guard David DeCastro gets the call in this scenario, it should be noted that Boston College LB Luke Kuechly is off the board to the Buffalo Bills at No. 10.

David DeCastro Stanford
I wouldn’t dismiss the possibility that the first-round trading game starts with the Chiefs slot, but if K.C. sticks, DeCastro represents the kind of solid, no-brainer selection that will never come back to haunt general manager Scott Pioli. I keep hearing the Chiefs could move down and target Dontari Poe, but I’m not buying that theory because Poe remains someone who will require some patience in terms of his NFL development.

I definitely think the Chiefs could end up being very active in the middle of the first round. Depending on how the board breaks, Pioli could have the opportunity to fall back just a few slots, pick up an extra pick and still land an impact player.

While Kuechly is still my choice for Kansas City (full mock on the way), it’s impossible to argue with staying at 11 and landing DeCastro. The Chiefs would be a contract extension with Branden Albert short of locking in one of the best lines in the league for the foreseeable future.

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