2013 NFL Draft: 5 QB Prospects That KC Should Target in the First Two Rounds

Bill RobbinsCorrespondent INovember 29, 2012

2013 NFL Draft: 5 QB Prospects That KC Should Target in the First Two Rounds

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    It's no secret to anyone around the NFL that the Kansas City Chiefs are starving for a new quarterback.

    Current KC signal-callers Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn are clearly not the future of this organization and are backups in this league at best.

    This franchise hasn't drafted a QB in the first or second round since 1983, but with a potential No. 1 overall pick and a team in need of a new quarterback, it appears that they will have to take one in the early rounds of next spring's draft.

    Here are my top five QB prospects that Kansas City should target in the first two rounds.

Geno Smith, West Virginia

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    West Virginia's Geno Smith has to be the hottest QB name heading into the draft right now.

    He seems to have all the tools that an NFL GM would want in a franchise quarterback, including a very strong, accurate arm and solid mobility.

    The Miami, Florida native has also thrown for 68 touchdowns in his last two seasons and has a chance to land the Heisman trophy award next month.

    Right now he's projected to be a top 10 pick, and could easily go in the first five picks of April's draft.

Matt Barkley, USC

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    That's right, another quarterback named Matt from USC; except this time, we could have a much better NFL QB on our hands.

    Although Barkley lacks a strong arm he is very efficient, has a strong football IQ for his spot on the field and is a proven winner.

    If Kansas City does not go with either Wilson or Smith in the first round, there's a good chance that they will take the former five-star recruit in Barkley.

Tyler Wilson, Arkansas

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    Tyler Wilson is a big, strong-armed quarterback from the state of Arkansas.

    Although he doesn't possess some of the flashy stats that many of the other players have on this list, he is still a top prospect due to his cannon arm, toughness and unquestionable leadership.

    After all, Wilson made it through not only two concussions, but also the embarrassing Bobby Petrino ordeal that occurred last year that really put a damper on the Razorbacks' 2012 campaign.

    I expect Wilson to go either in the first or second round, and he should certainly be considered by the Chiefs as a potential pick.

Tyler Bray, Tennessee

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    The second Tyler that I have on this list is much different than the first.

    Tyler Bray is easily one of the most talented signal-callers in this year's draft class, as he stands at 6'6 and can make all the throws from his position on the field.

    However, he is also one of the more raw QB prospects and there is still uncertainty about whether or not he is going to declare for the draft this year.

    That being said, I still see him as one of the top five quarterbacks on KC's '13 NFL draft big board as it stands right now.

Aaron Murray, Georgia

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    Rounding out my top five list of QB prospects for the Chiefs is Georgia's Aaron Murray.

    The junior signal-caller has been very productive in his three years for the Bulldogs, throwing for 89 touchdowns and over 9,300 passing yards during that span.

    The only real knock on him is his height, considering that he only stands at 6'1". This could obviously be a real concern at the next level.

    If KC doesn't go after a quarterback in the first round of next year's draft, look for Murray to be one of the top players at that position that they target in round two.