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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Chiefs Land Franchise QB


The Super Bowl is over and that means draft season is beginning to heat up.

The latest FanSided.com 2013 NFL Mock Draft has been released and after flirting with a DT and a LT, the Chiefs are back to taking a QB.

1. Kansas City Chiefs
Geno Smith
Quarterback, West Virginia
It is hard to imagine a scenario where the Kansas City Chiefs will not look to address their quarterback situation in the offseason. While there will be some veteran signal-callers available in free agency, it would be wise for the Chiefs to bring in a young quarterback that can grow with this team and offense.

Despite all the experts saying that there is no QB worthy of going #1, there appears to be a very small pool from which the Chiefs are drafting. Every mock we come across either has the Chiefs selecting Smith or LT Luke Joeckel. The occasional mock will have them take DT Star Lotulelei. Most mocks have only one QB going in the first round.

Sorry but I don’t buy it. At this time last year, most people hadn’t even heard of Dontari Poe. A couple of years ago, when Cam Newton was selected #1, all the experts were saying there wasn’t a QB worthy of that pick. We’ve still got a long way to go.

The big indicator here will be what the Chiefs do in free agency, which begins one month from today. If they fail to re-sign Branden Albert and otherwise ignore the tackle position, I am going to start getting very nervous about the team’s chances of landing Smith.

The Chiefs could also trade for QB Alex Smith and depending on what they give up for him, we could get a better indication of their plans for the draft.

Stay tuned.

Tags: 2013 Nfl Mock Draft Kansas City Chiefs

  • berttheclock

    You are correct about certain players rising in the draft between the 2nd week of February and the last week of April. In the year Patrick Willis was drafted, he was considered by many pundits to be a late 1st round to early 2nd round pick. However, he had a great combine and the Niners took him at 11. Since that draft, he has been a mainstay in Pro Bowls.
    However, should Alex Smith become available, either by trade or being released, he would be a decent bridge. Interesting point concerning the Niners’ QB situation and the Chiefs, is their 3rd string QB, Scott Tolzien, who has been a fine backup and has really helped the team prepare for playing other styles of NFL QBs. The point about the Chiefs was Tolzien won the Johnny U Golden Arm award over Kaepernick, Dalton and even Stanzi for his last year of accomplishments at Wisconsin. He was considered to be a far better prospect than Stanzi, but, he was passed over and went to the Bolts as an UFA. He had a very decent preseason, but, was cut and was picked up by Baalke in a heartbeat as he only was on the claiming wires for a few hours. Tolzien has not played yet, but, the Niners have really had him involved with practices, something Stanzi was never considered to do for the Chiefs.

    • ahhhhqbplease

      stanzi has a lot of potenial. putting any faith in the last regime’s ability to judge QB is laughable

    • ahhhhqbplease

      reid/dorsey have said there isnt enough of stanzi. but has shown to be that film guy who works hard, and has some potential. but they just don’t know, and can’t just trust to throw him in there. but I think if the qb they bring in fails, its possible stanzi gets a shot here.

      • Ron White

        Stanzi will not be on the team….as bad as the last regime was in evaluating talent Stanzi was worse at showing any….

  • ArrowFan

    The only way I’m happy with getting Alex Smith is through FA. Either way we still need to draft Geno Smith #1. I would rather sure up SILB, CB, and WR through FA and then just go with the draft pick at QB.

    • TAZMOSIS

      The Niners are not going to let Smith go in FA. Given the absence of any top flight QBs on the FA market, he has big value as a trading chip.

      • GDL40

        They will try….. EVERY team knows they dont want to pay Smith all the money he’s due to be a backup, so hopefully any team interested in Smith waits. Call SF’s bluff, and I’m sure they will release him if nobody is willing to give a decent draft pick for him. I would only be ok if we fave up a 4th, and still draft Geno!

        • ArrowFan

          There is also a matter of 8.5 million he is due, so that needs to added to what ever draft picks would be involved. I would rather keep MC at 7.5 mill that pay 8.5 + a fourth rounder for AS. Now if he gets cut and becomes a FA then the 7.5 mill due MC would be money well spent.

          • GDL40

            Good point…. in that case a 4th round is a “no deal” lol….. I was always opposed to giving ANYTHING to SF for him, especially now that SF is saying they WILL release him if no trade partner is found

          • toperspective

            If the Chiefs go into next season with MC as their QB there will be a major uprising. He has got to go unless the Chiefs are angling for the #1 pick in the 2014 draft.

          • ArrowFan

            I meant money well spent on AS at the end of that.

        • TAZMOSIS

          A fourth sounds about the right price. But, remember the Chiefs are owed a conditional pick, late third, I think.

          • ArrowFan

            A trade would involve his current contract as well plus what ever draft pick they give up for him. That;s why I say wait for him to be a FA and avoid over paying for another QB.

      • GDL40

        NFL network is quoting the Niners as saying they will “RELEASE A. Smith early if they dont find a trade partner” ….. so, if kc is interested then try for a reasonable price in FA. If another team wants a bidding war for him then let them have him…. in either scenario, still hope we draft Geno !

        • TAZMOSIS

          The Chiefs don’t have to get into a bidding war. If they can trade say a fourth, then they get him with his current contract for two years. The Chiefs can go ahead and get Geno. If Alex starts and he looks good, they can still plan on future with Geno and trade Alex. This is a win win. They have their future guy, and can play Alex Smith ’till Geno is ready.

  • john

    I’ve never seen a team with the number one pick in the draft in such a terrible position. Leave it to our Chiefs. Anyway, regardless of what they do, and this does fit with Dorsey’s history, I hope they draft a late round QB no matter what they do.
    Because my niece went to BC this year as a freshman, my brother and I watched a number of their games. I came away very impressed with Chase Retig. He played on a lousy team and his stats still are not too bad. More importantly, if you look over his college career, he got better year after year. He’s big, strong arm, not real polished but that’s because he played at BC with a bad staff. Matt Ryan did pretty well coming out of BC and Retig followed right after him.

    • ahhhhqbplease

      thats terrible. so your strategy is to develop chase retig.
      thank goodness you arent an nfl gm. seriously. wtf man.
      chiefs are in a better position than EVERY OTHER TEAM IN THE LEAGUE for this draft. how is that not a good thing? they also take first priority in ALL waiver claims, I mean cmon. they are feeling good
      geno has been called a far more legitimate qb prospect than many that have gone as high as————-cam newton. go figure. so he may very well be worth it, as a pure passer in WCO who can roll out and move a bit.

    • ArrowFan

      It makes perfect sense to only draft late round QB for development when your team already has a good established starter at QB. However the chiefs do not have a good well established started at QB so the late round developmental guys will need to wait until we do. As far as your statement “I’ve never seen a team with the number one pick in the draft in such a terrible position.”. I guess historically teams with the #1 overall pick are in good shape? Of course as the worst team in the league this year we where the first team to have 6 pro bowl players and the #1 over all pick in the same year. I don’t think we are in to bad of shape as long as the right moves are made during FA leading up to the draft. It could easily go either way but if I where to bet on it I would pick that buy the end of the draft most of us will be pleased.

  • ahhhhqbplease

    honestly if they get a vet like alex smith, I dont care if they get geno and sit him for awhile. thats fine with me if alex is producing.it would give him time to develop even if its just haf a season, or 1 full season.
    Id like to see a vet and a first overall pick qb.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AmericanWolfx Michael Tavis

    The one time the Chiefs have the first pick there is no player worthy of the first pick. None. DT Star Lotulelei is no Suh. Geno Smith is no Andrew Luck. LT Luke Joeckel is the closest thing to a first pick caliber player but he still isnt a sure fire thing. This is my worst nightmare and the Chiefs luck.

    • KCMikeG

      Nothing is a sure thing. It is very possible that RGIII may not be able to play at his previous level if at all. Twelve out of the last 15 drafts QB’s were taken with the 1st pick. Luck and RGIII being in last years draft has nothing to do with this years draft and people need to let it go cuz it’s over. What doesn’t make Geno worthy? A couple of bad games? Every QB has had tough times, it is how you bounce back that counts. He has the skills, the smarts and the desire. He has gotten better every year in every aspect of his game and has an impressive career stats.

  • toperspective

    “Sorry but I don’t buy it. At this time last year, most people hadn’t even heard of Dontari Poe.” Yeah and he could have been picked up 10-15 slots lower by Pioli or another clueless GM. A player who wasn’t very good in college in a weak conference. Another work out wonder. Poe is a joke. Thanks for the memories Pioli. Jackson, Baldwin, Poe, etcetera,

    • KCMikeG

      You forgot Berry. Plus Houston for free with Baldwin – who may still work out and you are wrong about Poe as you will see this year.

      • toperspective

        I hope you are right about Poe but I doubt it. He doesn’t have the desire, drive and meanness to take advantage of his physical gifts. So I guess you’re saying that Pioli did a good job drafting during his tenure. I guess it’s too bad he was fired.

        • KCMikeG

          I believe we will se a more aggressive Poe this year in Sutton’s 3-4 defense. Another player I expect to explode this year is Dexter McCluster tilized first and foremost at RB in Reid’s offense. I think the failure of Pioli’s coaching hires and Cassel performing as he did in 2008 only in 2010 were his downfall.

          • toperspective

            I agree Dexter will be better utilized under Reid.

        • ArrowFan

          How can you question his desire or drive at this point? Now Baldwin I could see questioning but not Poe.

          • toperspective

            Ok, that’s tough one because I do hear he works hard. However, when the ball is snapped does he have the drive to give it his all on every play? Does he want to destroy his opponent?

  • http://powellbailbonds.weebly.com/ big chief

    I hope we see more of Alex Tanney in preseason. We all know he’s accurate and his college stats are ridiculous. I’m not saying he’s the guy but I’d like to see what the kid has.