From ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson:
If a quarterback — either Bradford or Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen — is taken at No. 1, it will push the draft’s best prospects further down the board than expected. Kansas City will benefit if a quarterback is taken in the first four picks. The only possibilities are at No. 1 and No. 4 with Washington.
The top three prospects on many team’s boards are defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy and safety Eric Berry. If the Rams take a quarterback, Suh and McCoy will probably be taken at No. 2 and No. 3 by Detroit and Tampa Bay. Washington will likely take a quarterback or left tackle. So, in that scenario, Berry would fall to the Chiefs.
Kansas City needs a safety and Berry is considered an impact player. He’d be a perfect fit there. Many league observers predict Berry is headed to Tampa Bay with the No. 3 pick. But if the Rams take a quarterback all bets are off.
I have been saying this for a couple of days now. Not only would the Rams push the likes of Berry back nearer the Chiefs, having Bradford go #1 might make some QB desperate teams more likely to trade up in an attempt to take Clausen.