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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Predicting All 7 Rounds for the Kansas City Chiefs

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Kelsey AlumbaughContributor IMarch 2, 2011

As the spring combine comes to a close, the draft is drawing closer. The Kansas City Chiefs have the 21st pick in the first round. 

The offense needs another wide receiver, an offensive tackle and potentially another quarterback. Defensively, an outside linebacker, a free safety and a nose tackle are desired. 

Round 1: Derrick Sherrod-- Sherrod is an offensive tackle from Mississippi State. He is ranked as the fifth_best offensive tackle entering the draft and 27th overall. Sherrod has the potential to start immediately, which would be beneficial for the protection of the Chief's quarterback. 

Round 2: Muhammad Wilkerson-- Wilkerson is a defensive tackle that played for Temple. He's ranked fifth in his position and as the 34th overall pick. Kansas City needs a nose tackle and Wilkerson has the skill to fulfill that role. 

Round 3: Titus Young-- Young was a wide receiver for Boise State. Overall, he's ranked as the 75th pick in the draft, 8th in his position. He's an explosive, quick receiver that could benefit Kansas City. Young would be a nice addition alongside David Bowe. 

Round 4: Cliff Matthews-- A defensive end coming out of South Carolina, Matthews had 38 tackles and 4.5 sacks in the 2010 season. The Chiefs' defense is good, but could always improve. Matthews may be just the man to do that.  

Round 5: Robert Sands-- Sands played for West Virginia and is a free safety. Ranked as No. 7 out of all free safeties entering the draft, Sands would benefit the Chiefs'. He runs a 4.57 40 yard dash and would be a good player alongside Eric Berry.  

Round 6: John Clay-- Clay could be a nice running back addition for Kansas City. He played for Wisconsin and had 1,517 yards and 18 touchdown last season. Clay could eventually replace Thomas Jones, who had some problems last season. 

Round 7: Christian Ponder-- Ponder is a quarterback from Florida State. Ranked 42nd overall, Ponder could be a nice addition to the depth charts. If the Chief's choose to go in a direction that doesn't involve Matt Cassel, they would have another option. 

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