....the Kansas City Chiefs represented by Chris from Arrowhead Pride select....
Jake Long, offensive tackle, Michigan
After seeing dozens of mock drafts in recent weeks that had Jake Long going before the Chiefs picked at #5, I'm excited to actually be able to draft him in a mock draft. The Chiefs needs on the offensive line are painfully obvious -- KC had arguably the worst offense in franchise history last season. Much of that was due to an inability to run the ball which stemmed from a patchwork offensive line that steadily worsened as the season wore on.
Even with an all star running back in Larry Johnson, the Chiefs ranked dead last in rushing the ball last year. Dead. Last. And that's after Larry Johnson rushed for over 3,500 yards the previous two seasons combined. Among many things that deteriorated over the last few years in KC, the offensive line fell from grace the quickest.
The Chiefs two defensive options in the top five of this draft - Sedrick Ellis and Glenn Dorsey -- are already gone so choosing Jake Long is a no-brainer.