By Adam Teicher, McClatchy Newspapers –
Chiefs beat writer Adam Teicher sizes up the April 26-28 NFL draft.
QB Andrew Luck, Stanford
Colts hope he has a career like their previous quarterback.
QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor
Washington traded up to draft Heisman Trophy winner.
T Matt Kalil, USC
Vikings need to improve their offensive line; great place to start.
QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
Browns missed on attempted trade for RG3, settle for next-best thing.
5 Tampa Bay
CB Morris Claiborne, LSU
Bucs eventually will need to replace Ronde Barber at corner.
6 St. Louis
WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma St.
Rams need a playmaker, and this guy certainly qualifies.
DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
Think Tamba Hali. Specialty is rushing the quarterback.
WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
Dolphins wanted Tannehill but would be happy with this big target.
DT Dontari Poe, Memphis
Loads of potential here for team in need of interior-line help.
T Riley Reiff, Iowa
Bills need left tackle. Chiefs would take a look if he’s still there at No. 11.
LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College
Would be immediate defensive boost. Very athletic.
LB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
Equally skilled against the run as he is against the pass.
G David DeCastro, Stanford
Part of the big line that protected this year’s top overall pick.
RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
Cowboys opt for backfield help, make Richardson first RB selected.
DT Michael Brockers, LSU
Rush defense gets a boost here. His 6-5, 322-frame is NFL-ready.
16 New York Jets
DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina
Plenty of ability, but some scouts worry about his motor.
CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
Needed insurance with DB Leon Hall coming off injury.
18 San Diego
CB Stephon Gilmore, S. Carolina
Chargers could plug him in opposite Quentin Jammer.
T Jonathan Martin, Stanford
Another one of the road-graders who blocked for Luck.
WR Kendall Wright, Baylor
Somebody had to haul in all those passes from RG3.
DE Nick Perry, USC
Has ability to get after the quarterback, which Bengals could use.
WR Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech
Early-entry junior led the nation in yards per catch.
CB Janoris Jenkins, N. Alabama
Character concerns (run-ins with law), but talent is tantalizing.
T Cordy Glenn, Georgia
A true brute at 6-6, 345 pounds. Big Ben would be his biggest fan.
DT Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State
With QB Peyton Manning in the fold, the focus turns to the defense.
TE Coby Fleener, Stanford
Has all the tools to be solid NFL tight end: 6-5, 240 and 4.5 speed.
27 New England
LB Whitney Mercilus, Illinois
Started just one year (he’s a junior) but can sure rush the passer.
28 Green Bay
S Mark Barron, Alabama
Plenty athletic but coming off double-hernia surgery this offseason.
LB Dont’a Hightower, Alabama
Ex-teammate calls him “a freak who can play any position.”
30 San Francisco
C Peter Konz, Wisconsin
Left Badgers after junior year. Big (6-5, 315), strong and smart.
31 New England
CB Trumaine Johnson, Montana
Four-year starter for Grizzlies picked off 15 passes as senior.
32 New York Giants
DT Devon Still, Penn State
Giants’ D gets even tougher. Was Big Ten defensive player of year.