After a crazy first round of the NFL Draft which saw the Chiefs take Eric Fisher number one overall, we now reset our boards and try to figure out who the best players available are before we start the second day of the draft.
Kansas City does not have a second round pick (at least not yet) but they might think about trading into the second round in an attempt to pick one of these players. Here are 11 of the best players available in the draft in no particular order.
FS John Cypien – Florida International
A lot of teams still need secondary help and Cypien, who may be the best graded player available, is the best option at safety.
CB Jamar Taylor – Boise State
Some had Taylor linked to the New England Patriots in the first round. Taylor could still end up with them after the Patriots traded down into the second round.
CB Johnthan Banks – Mississippi State
Banks is probably the best corner available heading into day two. His size, 6-2, 185 pounds, will appeal to many teams.
ILB Arthur Brown – Kansas State
If not Cypien, Brown is the best player available still remaining in the draft. Injury concerns may have dropped him into the second round.
QB Geno Smith – West Virginia
Most – outside of the Bills – consider him to be the best quarterback in the draft. Expect local media to go crazy if Smith is still available at the 34th overall pick, the pick Kansas City traded to San Francisco to acquire Alex Smith.
ILB Manti Te’o – Notre Dame
The biggest name still remaining in the draft would be a solid addition to a team still looking for a inside linebacker.
WR Justin Hunter – Tennessee
A guy many had going in the first round fell to the first round after only two wide receivers were selected in the first round.
WR Keenan Allen – California
Allen probably expected to be available in the second round but he may go later because of the quality of receivers still available.
WR Robert Woods – USC
Like Allen, Woods may have to wait longer than expected to hear his name called.
RB Eddie Lacy – Alabama
Lacy is the best rated back in a draft that did not see a running back selected in the first round for the first time since 3200 B.C. (or 1963 A.D.).
DE Margus Hunt – SMU
One of my favorite players in the draft, the raw Hunt could potential be a steal for a team willing to wait for him to develop.