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KC Chiefs: 2013 NFL Draft considered most memorable draft moment

Eric Fisher (R) of Central Michigan Chippewas stands on stage with NFL COmmissioner Roger Goodell after Fisher was picked #1 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Eric Fisher (R) of Central Michigan Chippewas stands on stage with NFL COmmissioner Roger Goodell after Fisher was picked #1 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /
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It’s NFL Draft season and ESPN released a list of the most memorable draft moments for each team. The KC Chiefs’ was when they held the first overall pick in 2013.

We all try to forget the 2012 regular season in which the Kansas City Chiefs went 2-14 and wound up with the number one overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Of course the ONE time the Chiefs owned the “prestigious” honor, there were no quarterbacks worthy of taking first overall.

Not only were there no decent quarterbacks to take that year, but the 2013 NFL Draft has gone down as one of the worst drafts ever, not even in just recent history. The fact that the Chiefs went with an offensive lineman for their first overall pick shows how weak of a draft class 2013 truly was.

Per ESPN (and Adam Teicher handled the Chiefs’ moment):

"After six seasons with starters such as Brodie Croyle, Tyler Thigpen, Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn, the Chiefs were in need of a franchise QB in the worst way when they had the top overall pick for the first and only time in franchise history. But one year after Andrew Luck was available and two after Cam Newton, there was no QB in the draft worthy of such a pick. The Chiefs settled for an offensive tackle, Eric Fisher, who is still with Kansas City but also hasn’t proved worthy of being the first overall choice."

Teicher didn’t lie with what the Chiefs had going against them in that year’s draft. They missed Cam Newton by two years and Andrew Luck by one year and wound up drafting Eric Fisher first overall.

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Like Teicher said, Fisher is indeed still with the team, but he hasn’t lived up to that selection. Lane Johnson (who the Eagles took with the fourth overall pick) had his best season this past year, but before that, it looked like the Chiefs definitely got the best value out of the top four selections.

I wouldn’t necessarily say that the KC Chiefs drafting number one overall was the biggest draft moment for them. Perhaps this is due to recency basis, but jumping up to take Patrick Mahomes would be my choice for this moment.

Sure, we don’t know what Mahomes is as an every week starter yet, but if he comes out firing on all cylinders this season, then the Chiefs trading up for him will go down as the biggest draft moment. It was huge for Chiefs fans, as many had never witnessed the team drafting a quarterback in the first round, let alone TRADING UP 18 SPOTS FOR HIM.

This could have been chosen as Kansas City’s top moment because it was the only time they had held the number one overall pick. While it was a fun offseason filled with speculation as to who the Chiefs would take, we’ve all looked back and shaken our heads at the kind of luck this organization has.

Any other year would see the draft ripe with quarterbacks, but not in 2013 when the Chiefs could have used a signal caller first overall. Only one quarterback went in the first round that year if that’s any indication as to how bad of a class 2013 was.

So what about you, Chiefs Kingdom? What was the biggest draft moment for the Kansas City Chiefs?