It is draft day and the rumors are flying faster than we can keep up with.
The latest comes from Peter King of SI.com. Kings thinks the Minnesota Vikings plan to stay at #3 and take OT Matt Kalil.
There was a report floating around that the Chiefs were interested in trading up to nab Kalil. I never believed it and it appears King doesn’t see that scenario playing out either. In fact, he doesn’t see a lot of teams trading up at all.
This draft is 75 picks deep with potential year-one rookie starters, and I’m hearing no strong evidence that any team is inclined to climb this high to blow it all on one player.
The one exception here, at No. 4 with Cleveland, could be Alabama running back Trent Richardson. But I look for Minnesota to stay put, ignore the bleatings of people like me who say the Vikes should take a corner here, and draft USC tackle Matt Kalil.
I tend to agree with King here. Unless you are trying to get a guy who you believe is a franchise QB, which in this case would be Ryan Tannehill, moving up far for one guy makes no sense. We could see some short trade ups in the top 10, maybe one or two spots but it is hard to see a team betting the farm on one guy who isn’t even a QB.
If the Chiefs don’t believe Tannehill is a franchise QB then I want them moving back. I especially want them moving back if they think a guy like Branden Weeden is a franchise QB. I’d be fine with the Chiefs sliding back into the 20s, picking up an extra second or thirdrd along the way. If they did that, I’d be ok with them reaching on Weeden in the first to ensure they got their man because they’d have more action in the second round thanks to moving back.
What do you think, Addicts? Is the eventual first round draft pick for the Chiefs going in the top 15 or will KC get their man significantly later?