BBV Community Mock Draft 2011: With The 21st Pick, Kansas City Selects ...

Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor.

Playing the role of general manager for the Kansas City Chiefs is 'The Blood Of Eli.' Here is his rationale for the selection of Taylor.

I chose Phil Taylor, nose tackle from Baylor, for the Chiefs at number 21. In order to have a great 3-4 defense, you need to have a great front three. The Chiefs are two-thirds of the way there with Tyson Jackson and Glenn Dorsey. There are no other guys in this group that can step in and be the anchor that the Chiefs desperately need at the nose tackle position. I do not believe that Shaun Smith, Ron Edwards, or any other defensive lineman on their roster not named Tyson or Glenn, have what it takes to play at the level the Chiefs are looking for.

Phil Taylor is a true nose tackle, and one of the best defensive line prospects in a draft full of defensive lineman. The fact that Taylor is already a pure nose tackle means he would not need to learn that much different of a scheme or skill set. He definitely has the size to fill those gaps and take on multiple blockers. This behemoth of a man comes in at just under 6-foot-4 and weighs slightly less than 340 pounds. To relate this to the Giants, just for fun of course, Taylor's size fills the credentials for what the late Giants general manager would have called the "Planet Theory." Taylor uses his size to his advantage, relying on brute force to move people out of the way, or occupy multiple offensive bodies. He has the ability to bull rush like the best of them, and stuff run plays up the middle quite frequently. He also displays exceptional skill in shooting the gaps when they open up. In a nutshell, the guy can just cause mayhem in the middle.

This is EXACTLY what the Chiefs need on defense. A brick house in the middle of the defense would allow their playmakers to fill gaps and make tackles. He would also allow guys like Tamba Hali to rush the passer with more freedom on passing downs. If the Chiefs do not get their guy now, who knows when they will get the opportunity to do it again? They need to find someone to solidify themselves in that position for years to come, AND NOT ALLOW THE JETS TO GET THIS GUY.

Lastly, I will touch on his off field issues. He transferred from Penn State after an off field assault charge that was later dropped. Joe Paterno just was not having that. However, after a subpar junior season where he gained lots of weight and just did not seem to possess the motivation, he took a trip to Kenya with teammates. He saw the struggles that children and people in general face growing up in less fortunate nations than the United States. He apparently came back a new person and changed his ways. This life-changing experience led him to an excellent senior season, which he more recently finished up with an excellent showing at the senior game. Taylor has not been in trouble since the Penn State incident and has managed to stay in shape since the Kenya trip.

My take: This is an excellent 'need' pick for the Chiefs. There might be higher-rated players left on the board, but the Chiefs are in dire need of a nose tackle to anchor their 3-4, and Taylor is the best one available.

-- 'dannymac56' is on the clock for Indianapolis.

Round 1

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Cam Newton
QB
Auburn
Tito
2 Denver Nick Fairley
DT
Auburn
Mike Fiammetta
3 Buffalo Patrick Peterson
CB
LSU
Bigbluethruandthru
4 Cincinnati Blaine Gabbert
QB
Missouri
BitterEli
5 Arizona Von Miller
OLB
Texas A&M
gmen2thebowl
6 Cleveland Marcell Dareus
DL
Alabama
Bobely
7 San Francisco
A.J. Green
WR
Georgia
Pat19
8 Tennessee Da'Quan Bowers DE
Clemson
RealLT
9 Dallas
Prince Amukamara
CB
Nebraska
Simms-McConkey
10 Washington Julio Jones
WR
Alabama
jcalafiore
11 Houston
Robert Quinn
DE/OLB
North Carolina
daddyzander
12 Minnesota Tyron Smith
OT
USC
RolloT
13 Detroit Anthony Castonzo
OT
Boston College
Ed Valentine
14 St. Louis
Aldon Smith
DE
Missouri
GiantNomad
15 Miami
Mark Ingram
RB
Alabama
HenneGivenSunday
16 Jacksonville Cameron Jordan
DE
California
ct17
17 New England
Mike Pouncey
OG/C
Florida
Ryan Valentine
18 San Diego
J.J. Watt
DE
Wisconsin
Anthony P
19 N.Y. Giants Akeem Ayers
OLB
UCLA
Ed Valentine
20 Tampa Bay
Jimmy Smith
CB
Tampa Bay
willgfass
21 Kansas City
Phil Taylor
DT
Baylor
The Blood Of Eli
22 Indianapolis


dannymac56
23 Philadelphia


JimmyK
24 New Orleans



Charles L.
25 Seattle


Ejaay
26 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
27 Atlanta


pataroons
28 New England



Ryan Valentine?
29 Chicago


You're my boy, Blue
30 New York Jets



PlaxicoBurress
31 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
32 Green Bay



NYG28

Round 2

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 New England



Ryan Valentine?
34 Buffalo


Bigbluethruandthru
35 Cincinnati


BitterEli
36 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
37 Cleveland


Bobely
38 Arizona



gmen2thebowl
39 Tennessee


RealLT
40 Dallas


Simms-McConkey
41 Washington


jcalafiore
42 Houston


daddyzander
43 Minnesota


RolloT
44 Detroit


BigBlueIntervention
45 San Francisco



Pat19
46 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
47 St. Louis



GiantNomad
48 Oakland


G Fan In England
49 Jacksonville



ct17
50 San Diego



Anthony P
51 Tampa Bay



willgfass
52 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
53 Indianapolis



dannymac56
54 Philadelphia


JImmyK
55 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
56 New Orleans



Charles L.
57 Seattle


Ejaay
58 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
59 Atlanta


pataroons
60 New England



Ryan Valentine?
61 San Diego



Anthony P
62 Chicago



You're my boy, Blue
63 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
64 Green Bay



NYG28
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