The 2012 NFL Draft is quickly approaching and the Kansas City Chiefs are still hard at work trying to put their big board together. On Monday, the Chiefs hosted three players according to Aaron Wilson.
Alabama DT Josh Chapman, Iowa State OT Kelechi Osemele and LSU S Brandon Taylor.
Of the three, Taylor seems to make the most sense for the Chiefs. The team-captain would give much needed depth to the defensive backfield and could be a prime target in the third round.
Chapman is likely to catch the eye of GM Scott Pioli as well in the later rounds. The huge (6’1″, 316) defensive lineman is the definition of tough. He tore his ACL and meniscus during the season but instead of ending his season Chapman played through the injury.
His surgery was performed on January 17 and while he is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, expect to see him go much later than his talent would suggest. As the Chiefs try to beef up the middle of the line, Chapman could turn out to be a great value in the fourth round.
Osemele could end up coming off the board before Taylor or Chapman and he’d add solid depth on the offensive line, but it’s hard to imagine the Chiefs drafting a tackle in the second round. If you feel he can step in and start at guard next season, that’s a different story, but I see him best fit at tackle.