Think you have a pulse on who the Chiefs will pick in the 2012 NFL Draft?
Prove your draft day expertise and get rewarded.
For the first time, KCChiefs.com is hosting its own Mock Draft Challenge. The prizes are incredible and, best of all, everything is FREE.
Here’s how it works…
1) Go to mockdraft.kcchiefs.com to register and make your picks.
2) You’ll need to make predictions for the Chiefs’ first three draft picks, regardless of round or if a trade is made.
For the Chiefs’ 1st pick, you will select a specific player from the player pool provided by the contest. Correctly picking this player will earn you 10 points.
For the Chiefs’ 2nd and 3rd picks, you need only to predict the correct position that the draft pick played in college. If a player played multiple positions, the position where he made the most college starts will be used to determine his official position status in the contest. Correctly picking the positions of Kansas City’s 2nd and 3rd picks is worth 5 points each.
3) Prizes will be awarded to the top-3 finishers based on total points. In the event of a tie, random winners will be selected from the pool of champions on May 2nd, 2012.
GRAND PRIZE: 4 tickets and 4 pre-game field passes to a 2012 Chiefs regular season home game.
1ST PRIZE: 2 tickets to a 2012 Chiefs regular season home game
2ND PRIZE: Kansas City Chiefs autographed football
4) The contest closes on Thursday, April 26th at 5:59 PM (CST).
Need a starting place? Check out what some of the experts are saying about the Chiefs Draft Day possibilities…
ESPN: Mel Kiper’s Mock Draft 4.0 (4/4/12)
1st Round: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
Kuechly is a rare talent at linebacker -- instinctive, explosive, able to make plays from sideline to sideline, but very sound in reading plays into the backfield and making stops. Kansas City has a need here, and Kuechly is a safe pick, a guy who can get on the field early and pick up the nuances of the NFL game right away. A tackling machine at linebacker, he'll make any defense better.
2nd Round: Devon Still, DT, Penn State
At one time a Big Board regular, Still fell some, but will still be considered a first-round value on some boards.
NFL Network: Charles Davis (4/11/12)
1st Round: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
SURPRISE! Many expect this young passer's name to be called long before this selection (by Cleveland, Miami or possibly via a trade-up by someone -- Seattle? Philadelphia?). The Chiefs will be stunned and ecstatic if he lasts this long.
NFL Network: Brian Baldinger (4/4/12)
1st Round: David DeCastro, G, Stanford
The Chiefs want to lead the league in rushing, and DeCastro can assume the same position that he played at Stanford.
CBS Sports: Rob Rang (4/12/12)
1st Round: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
The 6-6, 322-pound Brockers has been labeled as too tall for the nose guard spot and too slow to be an NFL defensive end. Recall Scott Pioli, then the general manager of the New England Patriots, took a chance on another 6-6, 300-pound SEC star in Richard Seymour in the top 10, a move that paid instant and long-lasting dividends. Some believe Brockers' unique combination of leverage and long, strong arms make him a natural candidate for nose guard where the Chiefs have a need for a starter. Others see him as a classic 3-4 end. With fellow Tigers
CBS Sports: Dane Brugler
1st Round: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
The Chiefs have been in search of an impact nose tackle to anchor the middle of their defensive front since transitioning to the 3-4 scheme. Poe wasn't the most productive collegiate player and his game film is very average, but players with his size (346 pounds) and strength (44 reps of 225-pounds at the Combine) don't last long on draft day. He has some bust potential, but teams are more interested in his raw ability and natural size -- two attributes that cannot be coached.