The debate has been raging about who the Kansas City Chiefs should select with their first pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Should they go defense or offense?
But one question that hasn’t been asked is if they should move back if a team makes the right offer. We see it time and time again, a team that picked earlier in the draft, or a team that didn’t have a first round pick, look to trade up into the later part of the first round if there is a top player that happens to fall.
For example, let’s say Sammy Watkins from Clemson falls to the Chiefs at 23. Do the Chiefs take the dynamic play maker, OR, do they accept a trade that moves them back a couple spots or picks them up an early 2nd round pick and an additional 3rd or 4th?
It’s a good question, considering how deep this draft is with talent in the positions the Chiefs are needing to upgrade most. Tons of good receivers like Martavis Bryant, or Jarvis Landry, are projected to be 2nd to 3rd round selections- making the trade offers very interesting.
General manager, John Dorsey, has proven he isn’t afraid to be aggressive which is why I tend to think the Chiefs are willing to move back if an offer gets pitched their way. This draft is imperative for Kansas City moving forward because they need to find talent to match their core group of guys, (Charles, Hali, Johnson, Bowe) who aren’t getting any younger.
The Chiefs are facing cap issues that are going to limit them in free agency- that includes their own free agents- so they need to hit some home runs with this draft class if they want to continue their success right now. John Dorsey also needs to find depth at several positions, something he can do with arguably the best draft class since 2010.
The best way to do that is by having several picks in the earlier rounds- something Kansas City does not have because of the Alex Smith trade with San Francisco.
So now I ask you, would you mind seeing the Chiefs trade back? If not, why? And who are some players the Chiefs cannot pass on if they have them at 23?