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February 11, 2013

Ranking top 10 players Chiefs may consider with No. 1 pick

The Chiefs have the No. 1 overall pick in April's NFL Draft. Each week until then, The Star's Adam Teicher ranks the top 10 available players at positions of need for the Chiefs. This week, Alabama CB Dee Milliner (above) is at the top.

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Ranking the top 10 available players at positions of need for the Chiefs, who have the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft:

1. Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama. Why not a cornerback with the top overall choice? The Chiefs need one to pair with Brandon Flowers, and Milliner is the best one available.

2. Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah. Fans might be weary of the Chiefs drafting at this position, but Kansas City will need some help here, particularly if Glenn Dorsey departs as a free agent.

3. Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia. The Chiefs have to solve their quarterback problem one way or another.

4. Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas. A backup plan in case the Chiefs don’t believe Smith is the right one.

5. Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M. He makes sense only if Branden Albert leaves as a free agent.

6. Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia. The Chiefs are loaded at his position, but top pass rushers are difficult to pass up.

7. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee. He’s not worth the top pick, but the new quarterback is going to need someone to throw to.

8. Damontre Moore, OLB, Texas A&M. He’s probably better off as an end in the 4-3 defense, but can play outside linebacker in the 3-4 and is a strong pass rusher.

9. Chance Warmack, G, Alabama. It doesn’t make a lot of sense for the Chiefs to take a guard with the top pick, but Warmack isn’t just any guard.

10. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson. Like Patterson, the Chiefs would be reaching to get him. But he’s another top receiving prospect.

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