Wednesday, March 11, 2009

No Logo Needed Mock Draft--3rd Pick

The No Logo Draft marches on. With Stafford and Eugene Monroe off the board, the Chiefs are up. They've had a very productive off season, adding new management, a new coach and a new quarterback, but aside from Cassel, the player the Chiefs choose is going to be the center piece of their rebuilding effort. Making the pick on behalf of the Chiefs is The KC Chiefs News.

With the third pick of the 2009 NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select:

Aaron Curry, OLB, Wake Forest

Having addressed their quarterback need in the Matt Cassel trade, look for the Chiefs to address the other side of the ball with the third overall pick. Todd Haley could be tempted to draft a wide receiver (Crabtree) given his coaching history but Linebacker remains their most pressing need on defense, besides defensive end. This being a weak draft for defensive end, linebacker Aaron Curry is the most logical pick for the chiefs.

The chiefs have declined to re-sign starting linebackers Rocky Boiman and Pat Thomas and have released veteran Donnie Edwards making them somewhat thin at the position. They have traded for Mike Vrabel, which would obviously be a great mentor for the young Curry.

The Wake Forest product is an absolute must if the Chiefs plan to move to a 3-4 defense, Curry on one side and Derrick Johnson on the other would provide the necessary pass rushing personnel for a team that set the record for the least amount of sacks in a season.

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