With the 11th Pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Mock Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs Select...

Feb 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Stanford Cardinal offensive lineman David DeCastro runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

With the 11th pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select...

David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

This selection and write-up was made by Brownie's Year:

Johnathan Martin got a good look at this spot. But with this pick the Chiefs select the best player available that suits their needs. And believe me, they have several. Claiborne and Richardson are off the board so the Chiefs go with the best guard to enter the draft in quite some time, David DeCastro. This kid has it all. He’s big and strong at 6'5" 315. Has quick feet with the ability to be an exceptional pulling guard. Ideal team leader. He also went to Stanford, so you know he’s a smart cookie. Selecting DeCstro at #11 is a "can’t miss" move for Kansas City. They have the opportunity to grab an amazing guard that can play at a Pro Bowl level for years to come.

Why select an offensive guard so high in the draft? Here’s why...

The Chiefs really struggled this past season when on offense. They were 15th in rushing, which isn’t that bad, but they only scored 5 rushing TDs for the year. The reason for that (barring the Charles injury) is the OL couldn’t give the QB time to move the ball. Matt Cassel played in 9 games and was sacked 22 times. He eventually got hurt. Tyler Palko played in 6 games for 11 sacks. And poor Kyle Orton, who was supposed to be the savior after Cassel’s injury, played in 3 games and was sacked only once (with one TD pass). The Chiefs ended up ranking 25th in passing. These QBs need some help. With a healthy Charles, the recent addition of Hillis, and a beefed up line, Cassel should be able to bring the Chiefs back to 2010 status.

Things could definitely turn around for the Chiefs in 2012; I really like the direction their team is headed in. With a dynamic backfield in Charles and Hillis now, selecting DeCastro makes sense to bolster the protection for Matt Cassel so they don't have to go through multiple quarterbacks again. I don't think this is a big reach for DeCastro, but would it be a surprise to see him be selected before Riley Reiff?

The Seattle Seahawks are on the clock next (pick has been in from Jon @ DBN).

Note: the table below represents the re-draft that was done from picks 2-10 after the Washington-St. Louis trade. The crossed out parts represent deviations from the pre-trade picks.

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Indianapolis Andrew Luck
QB Stanford Ryno III
2 St. Louis
Washington
Matt Kalil
Robert Griffin III
LT
QB
USC
Baylor
SpecialBrownie
Groza
3 Minnesota Justin Blackmon
Matt Kalil
WR
LT
Oklahoma State
USC
pt_999
4 Cleveland Robert Griffin III
Justin Blackmon
QB
WR
Baylor
Oklahoma State
rufio
5 Tampa Bay
Trent Richardson RB Alabama Rounds94
6 Washington
St. Louis
Riley Reiff
Morris Claiborne
OT
CB
Iowa
LSU
Groza
SpecialBrownie
7 Jacksonville Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Chalmdeezy
8 Miami Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama gentryholdem
9 Carolina Morris Claiborne
Dontari Poe
CB
DT
LSU
Memphis
nickjs21
10 Buffalo Melvin Ingram OLB South Carolina The New Kardiac Kids
11 Kansas City
David DeCastro OG Stanford Brownie's Year
12 Seattle Jon @ DBN
13 Arizona Browns town
14 Dallas bross09
15 Philadelphia PaduaDSP
16 N.Y. Jets
Legoman0721
17 Cincinnati
Bernie19Kosar
18 San Diego Adrock2009
19 Chicago OrangeAndBrownFever
20 Tennessee iwearmocs
21 Cincinnati Bernie19Kosar
22 Cleveland rufio
23 Detroit nickmar19
24 Pittsburgh rdy
25 Denver notthatnoise
26 Houston troy145
27 New England
Boston Browns
28 Green Bay
ScottJC
29 Baltimore Ecwingen
30 San Francisco -bobby-
31 New England
Boston Browns
32 N.Y. Giants
Red-Right-88
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