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Kansas City's linebacking corps could make a case for itself as the best in the league, but it sorely lacks depth. If the Chiefs generate quarterback pressure, it's normally from the outside. And if Tamba Hali or Justin Houston were to miss time on the sideline, the opposing passer could strike his list of worries in half.
Rumors suggest that Dion Jordan is one of three prospects the Chiefs are considering for the No. 1 pick.
Kansas City's front office would be foolish not to consider Jordan, especially when taking Hali's swollen contract into account. But they would be equally foolish for selecting him first overall—not because he isn't worthy of the selection, but because too many questions would ambush the offensive line.
Make no mistake: An offensive tackle will be flaunting a Chiefs hat on April 25.
While TCU's Stansly Maponga isn't the dynamic, edge-rushing terror that Jordan is, he could still suffice as a situational pass-rusher. He also doesn't boast the athletic range of a traditional outside linebacker, but the same can be said about Hali.
The rookie is vulnerable in space, but displays enough physical tools to become a serviceable run defender down the line.
Maponga's pass-rushing expertise alone, though, balloons his value as a sixth or seventh-round pick.