With the college season over, and the NFL season making starting its run on the home stretch, Todd McShay released his first official mock draft of the season. His draft board has been dominated by lineman, and these projections are no different, with 14 ends and tackles making the first round.
McShay's mock draft was based on NFL teams current records and playoff predictions, along with assumptions that each playoff team would advance according to seeding. His mock draft does not include draft-eligible non-seniors who have not made their intentions known.
1.) Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah - Kansas City Chiefs:
While McShay states that the Chiefs do in fact need a quarterback, he does not think any quarterback in this draft class is worthy of being first overall. I agree with this statement, but I just hope a decent quarterback comes around when the Chiefs make their second pick. There is no doubt that the Chiefs need a pass-rusher, but they might need to go to a skill-pick here. Whoever the quarterback may be in the 2013 season, he is going to need all the help they can get if they want to be competitive.