The Kansas City Chiefs went through a lot of losing in order to acquire the #1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft but if ESPN draft expert Mel Kipers is to be believed, KC’s best option is to trade the #1 pick away.
In comments made to the Kansas City Star, Kiper’s painted a pretty grim outlook for the Chiefs, a team that has never before held the #1 pick.
I think trading out is still the best option. There’s no quarterback to remotely consider if you’re Kansas City. I would say if (the Chiefs) can get out of there, that’s the best option if they can, and there’s no guarantee they will be able to.’
Kiper whittled his list to three of players he considers worthy of consideration by the Chiefs with that first pick: Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones and Utah defensive lineman Star Lotulelei.
The whole thing is rather depressing. Not just because most experts don’t seem to think there is a single player really worth taking #1 but if that is indeed the case, the Chiefs aren’t likely to find a trade partner either.
For me, the ideal situation for the Chiefs would be for one of the teams in the top ten to fall in love with a player and offer the Chiefs package that enables them to move back and still pick up QB Geno Smith. While the draft doesn’t appear to have a ton of stars, it is considered to be rather deep with talent. If that is the case, the more picks the Chiefs can secure, the better.
What do you think, Addicts? Should the Chiefs trade out of the #1 pick if they can?