Kansas City Chiefs NFL Draft 2012: Is David DeCastro the Right Pick at No. 11?
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With five weeks to go until the 2012 NFL Draft, many teams are already weighing their options for their first-round pick.
The Kansas City Chiefs are one of those teams, as they will have the 11th overall pick in next month's draft.
With a few glaring holes still on the current roster, there are many different directions that Kansas City can go with this pick.
They could use an upgrade at inside linebacker, defensive tackle and quarterback, but it seems likely that they would be reaching if they decided to go with who was available at these positions when their pick comes up in the first round.
Then there's the left guard situation.
Veteran Ryan Lilja wasn't terrible last season, but he likely would be the worst starting offensive lineman for this team next season if the Chiefs don't try to replace him in the coming weeks.
For that reason, many draft experts, including B/R's Matt Miller, have predicted that the Chiefs will take Stanford's David DeCastro with their first pick this year.
DeCastro is arguably the most talented guard in this year's draft class.
He is already NFL-sized for a guard at 6'5" and 316 pounds, and he is very athletic for his size.
The Bellevue, Washington native started every game at guard for Stanford over the past three seasons and is as durable as they come for offensive linemen.
What will the Chiefs do with their No. 11 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft?
He's also a well-rounded player who has the chance to be a dominant run-blocker at the next level.
If KC were to select DeCastro in April, he would easily start over Lilja and could end up being the best offensive guard that this franchise has seen since the likes of Will Shields.
By all accounts, it appears that DeCastro is absolutely the right pick for the Chiefs with the 11th overall pick in April.
But do they think that he is the right pick?
In about five weeks, we should all know the answer to that pressing question.
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