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NFL Mock Draft 2012: David DeCastro To Chiefs, Jonathan Martin To Lions

The latest mock draft has been posted over at Draft Tek and there is at least one move regarding a former Stanford Cardinal player that is a little surprising.

Of course there is no change in that Andrew Luck remains the consensus choice to be selected by the Indianapolis Colts as the No. 1 overall pick.

In a move that has been predicted by some other analysts, Draft Tek opines that former Stanford guard David DeCastro will be selected No. 11 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs.

With Eric Winston in the fold, DeCastro makes a ton of sense here. Athletically, he is a top 5 talent. He is considered the best Guard prospect since Steve Hutchinson and will lock down an offensive line spot for ten plus years, more than likely at a multiple Pro Bowl level. An offensive line of Albert, DeCastro, Hudson, Asamoah and Winston would serve notice that the Chiefs are looking to run the ball first. Newly signed RB Peyton Hillis and Jamaal Charles would be estatic.

In perhaps his lowest positioning to date in a mock draft, the evaluators at Draft Tek believe that left offensive tackle Jonathan Martin will be selected as the No. 23 overall pick by the Detroit Lions.

This is a dream pick for the Detroit Lions who need to start re-investing in their offensive line sooner rather than later. Jeff Backus is re-signed, but isn't a sure thing due to a torn bicep. Jonathan Martin isn't the phenomenal prospect some were making him out to be, but he's been a solid blocker in pro-style offense at Stanford and could step right in and push for reps at either tackle position in Detroit.

It's certainly an interesting pick, if nothing else. We will have to wait until the 2012 NFL Draft to find out how accurate these predictions are.

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