Tonight, all the speculation is over as the Kansas City Chiefs, and the rest of the NFL, will be selecting their first round draft picks.
Kansas City is unique in that, they’re coming off an 11-5 season but still have a lot of holes in their roster that need to be filled. The most glaring are wide receiver, offensive line, depth within the defensive secondary, and linebacker.
The general consensus is that the Chiefs will draft a wide receiver. All the latest mock drafts from the national pundits have the Chiefs selecting either Odell Beckham Jr., Brandin Cooks, or Marqise Lee. Anyone of those guys has potential to make an immediate impact but is that direction the Chiefs should go?
Then of course, there is the outside chance that they get to take a quarterback. Guys like Chris Mortenson of ESPN believe the Chiefs to be a team considering quarterback with the 23rd pick. Teddy Bridgewater has been steadily slipping down draft boards and the Chiefs could use that to their advantage in case it does happen.
If Kansas City believes they have their guy at quarterback in the first round then they should take him. It’s the most important position in professional sports and if John Dorsey and Andy Reid believe they have their guy, then it’s what they should do.
Personally, I believe Alex Smith is their guy and rightfully so. It seems stupid to trade two second round picks last year and then turn around the next off season and spend your first pick to replace him. But, like I said, if they have their guy at quarterback, then it’s what they should do.
Best case scenario in my opinion, is the Chiefs get to trade out of the first round. If they can’t trade down, then they should go defense. With so much depth at wide receiver, arguably their biggest position of need, they can find a play maker later in the draft. You simply cannot have enough good players on the defensive side of the ball as offenses have evolved into juggernauts over the last 10 years. Either way, lets hope the Chiefs make that “slam dunk” pick that John Dorsey was talking about.
So, With the 23rd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select…
Who do you think they will take and what position do you feel needs to be addressed most with that first pick?
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