The Golden Rule Of The NFL Draft & How The Chiefs Might Violate It

The Chiefs have been blowing kisses to every player in the Top 10. It appears they don’t know what’s going to happen themselves…and in my opinion-they don’t.One possibility that hasn’t been discussed is a potential trade with the Ravens, a team that is absolutely desperate for a QB.

Steve McNair is as fragile as a graham cracker, Kyle Boller hasn’t done much but show a few flashes of luckiness before regressing and Troy Smith appears to be another Heisman casualty; light years away from being a starter. Along with the Falcons, and our Chiefs, the Ravens are in the “Needa Quarterback Club”.

The Ravens have the 8th pick, the 38th pick, and in the third round #99, then #106 right after us at #105.

(They would have had #71 too, but due to the McGahee trade a few years ago and later Marcus Stroud-they sent it Jacksonville’s way.) I highly doubt they would part with #38, but they might want to wheel and deal with the rest because they are at a total wild-card spot now. Here’s my projection in this scenario.

Somehow, the ‘Fins will get Jake Long. I challenge you to name a quality starter on their line off the top of your head. (Don’t cheat and Google-Blast me in the comments either…you know you couldn’t do it.)

At #2, the Rams need a DE in a bad way. Leonard Little alone can’t cut it and he’s getting old too. DE Chris Long seems to be a good fit. Between their two starting DE’s last year they had all of 3.5 sacks. Jared Allen could get that in one game. That being said, they could also go-go gadget Gholston which would just swap with the Jets at #6.Next up, the Falcons. They will take Glenn Dorsey at #3. Here’s why:

Falcons G.M., Thomas Dimitroff comes from New England. He essentially crafted that team by using his #1 picks on Richard Seymour, Vince Wilfork, and Ty Warren. Not only that, but they have not one, not two, but THREE second-round picks. (#34, #38 and #48) They also need a QB and they will likely get Brohm, Flacco or Henne with one of those.

#4 The Faiders- who don’t deserve bold; they take Run DMC because they are stupid enough to tie up $100 million in two guys who haven’t played 1 full game. One of those three precious second-round picks (#34) Atlanta owns came from Oaktown for DeAngelo Hall.

Chiefs fans hold your breath…

With the 5th pick in the 2008 NFL draft the Chiefs select…NO ONE!

We trade our pick because HermCarl is going to violate the Golden Rule of the NFL draft. Anyone know it?

Thou Shalt Not Pass on a Franchise QB!!!

My call is we are going to trade and I don’t think it will be with New England. They (N.E.) need to get younger at LB or DE and trading up doesn’t help them. They can grab Keith Rivers, USC LB, or Derrick Harvey, Florida DE, with their pick.

I think the Chiefs might go ahead and trade down a few spots and the Ravens‘ spot makes sense if we are shooting for Ellis, Albert, Otah or McKelvin. All of those guys can help us and if we can sell our soul for an extra pick we will do it since we’ve lost half the team to waivers or free agency. However…my gut says Herm is hoping to grab Sedrick Ellis at #8 and perhaps effectively piss off every Chiefs fan on Planet Earth since we all know we are weakest on the offensive line, and that B.C. suuuuucks in our currrent sitch.

So the Ravens at #5 get Matt Ryan. The Cheaps save several million bucks (stadium renovations people) and still get who they want. We play in a division with 3 young QB’s… Philip Rivers is 25-7 as a starter. Oakland has FatMarcus and Denver has Cutler. We need a QB that can win us some games, but I’m not confident we should play revolving door at QB again this year with Matt Ryan. We can already do that again with Huard and BC. Slap your forehead now dudes, it might prepare you for the shock when the KC front office will awe you with the continued Chiefs Draft Madness.

Herm proved to me when I “used to” bet on football that he doesn’t care about covering the spread. A new QB or a wrinkle threat of McFadden would go against everything Herm is about. His 13-10 games cause me to taste a little bit of bile upchuck that is strangely reminiscent of Zarda BBQ beans in the back of my throat. That trend continues and all Chiefs fans can do is sit on their sweaty hands and pray this isn’t Ryan Sims part II. I’m not totally anti-Ellis, because we need more depth at DT…but does he instantly make the Chiefs a lot better right now? Maybe, but not as much as a starting offensive lineman would.

The best of the rest-

6. Jets – Vernon Gholston DE Ohio State

7. Pats – Keith Rivers USC or Derrick Harvey FL

8. Chiefs – Sedrick Ellis DT USC

9. Bungles – Rivers or WR Devin Thomas Michigan (bye bye Chris Henry and maybe Ocho Cinco too?)

10. Saints – Albert in an attempt to help Reggie Bush. If K. Rivers falls, this is as low as he goes.

So there you have it…Crane Damage top 10 projections unless Jerry Jones decides to break the bank on McFadden and give up one of those two first-rounders to get him. We’d be stupid to take anything less from Tightface. He’d be better served going after CB’s DRC or Aquib Talib (and his ganja). By the way, if you’re wondering where Clady is…he’s going to Denver at #12 to replace Matt Lepsis; where the low oxygen apparently won’t harm his feeble brain.

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