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2013 Mock Draft: How to Improve the Kansas City Chiefs in 7 Rounds

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2013 Mock Draft: How to Improve the Kansas City Chiefs in 7 Rounds
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With the Matt Cassel era over who will be Kansas City's next quarterback?

The Kansas City Chiefs have managed to do the unthinkable. They have messed up having the first overall pick in the NFL Draft before even making it. Sure, the team did not plan on this season being such a disaster, but the fact that it has been puts Kansas City in a tough situation.

The team is in desperate need of a quarterback, and the 2013 NFL Draft Class does not have a quarterback worth taking with the first overall pick. In fact there is not a quarterback worth drafting in the top ten, according to Scouts Inc.’s prospect grades.

Fortunately—or more like unfortunately—the team has other areas of need that might allow them to get more value with their picks. While quarterback issues have been the primary reasons for the Chiefs' 2-12 start, their other holes are undeniable. The team lacks a credible receiving threat with Dwayne Bowe out, and has a glaring lack of depth at tight end and on the offensive line. On defense, the team could use a second cornerback, safety depth, a middle linebacker to play beside Derrick Johnson, and help at defensive end.

The task sounds daunting, but the right draft could go a long way towards turning the team around. With any luck the Chiefs can be improved in just seven rounds.

So who should the team take first?

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