The Kansas City Chiefs should be wide open when their first round pick rolls around in April’s draft. Virtually every position could be on the table, as could a trade with GM Scott Pioli always a fan of picking up extra picks the way he did in the first round last season.
Even if the Chiefs decide to hold onto their pick at No. 11/12 (to be determined at the NFL Scouting Combine), it’s hard to pin point which player could be headed to Kansas City. However, early on in the offseason, there is a name that has popped up a couple times projected for the Chiefs: Penn State DT Devon Still.
The defensive lineman was first pegged by ESPN’s Mel Kiper last week and this time around it’s SI’s Don Banks thinking the big man could end up with the Chiefs.
Devon Still, DT, Penn State
Given the Chiefs’ need for an offensive tackle, they could pounce on Iowa’s Reiff if he falls past No. 9 Miami or opt for Stanford tackle Jonathan Martin. But Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli knows you can never have enough talented defensive linemen, and Still is a top-10-rated prospect who can provide a disruptive force in the middle of the Chiefs’ 3-4 front.
In this scenario Reiff is off the board and with him likely to climb up draft boards in workouts, it’s looking less and less likely he will be available for the Chiefs outside the top 10. Even if he is on the board — or just talk about Martin, who will be available — it remains to be seen if Pioli will finally be willing to draft a tackle.