2012 NFL Mock Draft: Dream 7-Round Scenarios for the Kansas City Chiefs
It has to do with the most likely dream picks for KC in this upcoming draft.
In some ways, it almost doesn't seem possible that the Chiefs would be able to select many of these players on draft day, but that's why it's a dream.
Here are the full seven-round dream scenarios for Kansas City in this year's version of the NFL draft.
First Round: Trading Up for RG3
For years, the Kansas City Chiefs organization has been searching for an elite quarterback to help guide their offense.
Baylor's Robert Griffin III and KC's offense seem to be a match made in heaven.
With either the 11th or 12th overall pick in April's draft, the Chiefs will likely have to dangle two or three high-round picks to be able to pluck RG3 away from a handful of teams that could use his services as well.
If they can land him, Griffin could be the final piece of the championship puzzle for this storied franchise.
Second Round: ILB Vontaze Burfict, Arizona
Vontaze Burfict is a cant-miss inside linebacker prospect out of Arizona State.
His talent level is through the roof and he is a fierce hitter as well.
Sure, he has been known to go off the deep end and commit a few pointless penalties, but you can't deny his ability to make big plays from his ILB spot.
Burfict could come in and immediately start next to All-Pro linebacker Derrick Johnson, which would instantly give the Chiefs one of the best linebacking corps in the league.
Third Round: OT Zebrie Sanders, Florida State
Sanders would be a great value pick for the Chiefs in the third round.
He grades out as one of the best offensive tackles in this draft class, and has the versatility to line up at either LT or RT as well.
The former Florida State Seminole would take over for Barry Richardson at right tackle, and help give some stability to that position for the first time in a while.
Right now, Sanders projects as a second- to third-round pick, but if he is on the board when Kansas City's turn comes up in the third round, it would be a dream come true for both him and the Chiefs.
Fourth Round: DT Dontari Poe, Memphis
Poe should be one of the best defensive tackles available on the second day of the draft.
He is massive, at 6'5", 250 lbs, and could be a force in the middle of the Chiefs defensive line for many years.
With veteran nose tackle Kelly Gregg becoming a free agent this offseason and second-year man Jerrell Powe still an unknown commodity, Memphis' Poe could be just what the doctor ordered for the KC defense.
Adding Poe to the D-line along with stud ILB Vontaze Burfict would give the Chiefs one of the scariest units to face in the league next season and beyond.
Fifth Round: RB Vick Ballard, Mississippi State
Mississippi State's Vick Ballard would be the perfect complement to Pro Bowl RB Jamaal Charles.
He is more of a bruiser, between-the-tackles-type back at 5'11", 220 lbs, and would help give KC their best duo at running back since Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson just a few years ago.
Ballard could help spell Charles in the red zone, which is an area that Jamaal has struggled in scoring touchdowns in the past.
The Pascagoula, Mississippi native would be an excellent pickup in the fifth round for this team.
Sixth Round: WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
Before the '11 college football season started, it would have been hard to believe that Oklahoma wideout Ryan Broyles would be taken this late in April's NFL draft.
With just four games left in the year, Broyles tore his ACL against Texas A&M, effectively ending his record-breaking career with the Sooners.
Due to the severity of the injury, there's a chance he could drop to the sixth round of the draft.
If he does, the Chiefs could add a dynamite receiver and big-play return man in Broyles.
Seventh Round: TE Kevin Koger, Michigan
The Chiefs already have a good starting TE in Tony Moeaki, but why not add another one to the roster as well?
After all, the NFL is starting to turn into more of a passing league and having two solid tight ends couldn't hurt.
If KC was able to get Michigan's Kevin Koger in the seventh round, they could use him in double-TE sets with Moeaki and their offense would be that much better in '12 and beyond.
Koger had four touchdowns this past season for the Wolverines, and would be an asset for this Chiefs offense because of his great set of hands and excellent route-running ability.
From this draft, the Chiefs would be filling many holes on their current roster.
By adding a stud QB, two talented defenders and a host of playmakers on offense, I believe that this is the draft that could take this organization to the next level.
They would likely be able to solve the problem at quarterback and defensive tackle, while adding a plethora of talent to the team.
With RG3 launching passes to Ryan Broyles downfield and Vontaze Burfict doing his best Ray Lewis impression on defense, it's hard to not love this mock draft.
As a Kansas City Chiefs fan, I can always dream of what could happen in April.