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Kansas City Chiefs Team Needs for 2013 NFL Draft

Steve Shoup

1. Offensive Tackle

2. Inside Linebacker

3. Guard

4. Cornerback

5. Tight End

6. Nose Tackle

7. Running Back

The Chiefs addressed many of their needs with resigning their own players and adding some key pieces via trade and free agency. Though they retained offensive tackle Branden Albert via the franchise tag, they lost Eric Winston, their other starting tackle. With Albert only under control for one season, offensive tackle remains a high priority both short and long term. Luke Joekel will be in high consideration if the Chiefs keep the first overall pick.

Another serious need for the Chiefs is their starting inside linebacker next to pro-bowler Derrick Johnson. The Chiefs have tried a number of combinations and none have succeeded, and it’s the last true hole in that defense. Expect them to try and fill this when they’re back on the clock in the third round.

After those two primary needs, Kansas City could use competition and long-term solutions at a number of other positions, including guard, cornerback and tight end. In addition for depth they can bring in another nose tackle and a back-up for RB Jammal Charles.

 

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