Kansas City Chiefs 2012 NFL Draft: 5 Players to Avoid in the First Round

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Kansas City Chiefs 2012 NFL Draft: 5 Players to Avoid in the First Round
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The 2012 NFL draft is tomorrow, and teams should have a firm plan as to the direction they intend on going with at least their first few selections. The Indianapolis Colts did fans and pundits a favor by announcing they will be taking Andrew Luck with the first pick, something everyone presumed anyway.

The Kansas City Chiefs have done a sound job in exploiting the draft in recent years to build depth and continuity on their roster. The last four drafts dating back to 2008 have produced 10 projected starters and another eight players that should contribute greatly during the 2012 season.

With the Chiefs' roster pretty much intact with key players returning from injury and a busy offseason of free-agent signings, this year’s draft will help put the final pieces in place heading into the 2012 season.

Positions of immediate need for the Chiefs include interior offensive line, defensive line, inside linebacker and safety. However, they must tread cautiously because not every player that might fit the profile will end up working out—and the Chiefs are all too familiar with the proverbial bust.

Here are five players the Chiefs should avoid with their first-round pick in this year’s draft.

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