Less than a week until the NFL Draft in New York City and the extended mock drafts are starting to be rolled out. Scout.com’s Chris Steuber has released a two-round mock and thinks the Chiefs will stick to the defensive side of the ball with their top three picks.
5. Eric Berry, Jr. S Tennessee
The Chiefs have a tough decision to make with this pick. They could add an OT like Russell Okung or add a playmaker in their secondary with the selection of Berry. A wildcard here could be Rolando McClain, but the Chiefs decide on Berry to be the cornerstone of their defense.
36. Sergio Kindle, Sr. OLB Texas
The Chiefs will look towards defense with this selection and could take the best player available. Cam Thomas is possible and would provide them with a big interior force, but Kindle has first round talent and has the pass rushing ability that fits well in their 3-4 scheme.
50. Linval Joseph, Jr. DT East Carolina
The Chiefs have the makings of a great D-Line with Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson at DE. But they still need that force inside who can disrupt in the middle. Joseph is rapidly rising, and the need for NTs in this draft elevates him into the second round.
If Scott Pioli can go into round 3 with this kind of haul, he will do back flips in the Kansas City war room.
Talk about rebuilding a defense at every level. You have the immediate starter in Berry, the matter-of-time starter with Kindle (sorry, Mike Vrabel) and a more down the road type prospect in Joseph.
With his off the field problems (the only reason he would fall this far) I don’t know that he would be considered a good fit for “the right 53” but he is perfect for Romeo Crennel’s defense.