2013 NFL Draft: Chiefs Draft 5 Of The Top 99 Prospects


32 picks per round, right? The first 64 picks make up the first two rounds, right? In the 2013 draft, that’s not exactly true.

In round two of the 2013 NFL Draft, two teams have lost their picks: the Cleveland Browns and the New Orleans Saints. The Saints lose their round 2 pick for their involvement in Bountygate. The Browns used their second-round pick for 2013 on WR Josh Gordon, who they took in the supplemental draft.

Vwah-lah… 64 picks in the first two rounds becomes 62.  So, when the Chiefs pick first in round 3, they are essentially drafting at the back of round two… mathematically speaking.

So, the Chiefs will have the 63rd pick in this draft.

Consequently, those two, second round blacks holes, provided by the Saints and the Browns, causes a ripple effect until the end of round 3, when some compensatory picks kick in. Like the compensatory pick the Chiefs are expecting to receive for the loss of Brandon Carr last year.

Whereas, in any normal draft year, round 3 selections are picks 65-96, this season, round 3 selections will be picks 63-94.

This year, by receiving the expected compensatory pick for Brandon Carr, the Chiefs will pick again at pick #96. Why not #95? Because, the Texans loss of Mario Williams, and Williams inflated contract with Buffalo, outweighs the Chiefs loss of Brandon Carr and his contract with Dallas.

The Titans can also expect a 3rd round compensatory pick for the loss of Courtland Finnegan so, round 3 should end with pick #97.

Since the Chiefs will be selecting second in round 4, although there’s no guarantee about compensatory picks yet, there’s a high probability that the Chiefs next pick, their round 4 pick, will be the 99th pick in the draft. And that… will be their 5th pick.

Now, if that happens, it looks like the Chiefs will be drafting 5 out of the top 99 prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Let’s see, 99 ÷ 5 =  19.8.

What does this mean? It means the Chiefs will be selecting a player, on average, every 19.8 draft picks.

While this may not mean a lot to most of us, other than liking the idea of the Chiefs adding 5 top 100 talents to the roster… it provides GM John Dorsey and HC Andy Reid a goodly amount of draft day trading leverage. When it comes time to, trade up, or trade down, the draft board to take the players they like best, in the positions they see best fits on their value chart, they’ll have the luxury of… moving about the cabin freely.

Now, the Chiefs aren’t allowed to trade their 3rd round compensatory pick, per league rules, but, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them playing a game of Twister with a number of other teams by dangling their sexy draft pick positions… and more than just once.

This is going to afford Dorsey and Reid the opportunity to… “get their man”… at every stage of the draft.

Drafting 5 of the top 99 college prospects is a luxury that many teams would love to have, especially in a year loaded with cornerbacks, defensive linemen and pass rushers.

Assuming the past is now in the past… and I’m pretty sure it is… Chiefsland is a great place to be right now!

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  • Chiroubles

    “Vwah-lah”? You might want to make yourself scarce; I think the Academie Francaise just took out a contract on you….

    • berttheclock

      They might be sending Monsieur Pamplemousse and his trusty companion blood hound, Pommes Frites, after him.

    • ladner morse

      Not to worry… I feel completely safe… I’m already with “Monsieur Pamplemousse On Vacation.”

  • Ben

    This post sucked who really looks into the pick positions like that. All you have to say is the Chiefs have 5 picks in the first 99 picks.

    • lwsc2007

      If Ladner just stated “Chiefs could have 5 picks” and that was it, uneducated people such as yourself would be asking why. So really, this post was meant to help people like you. Embrace it.

      • Ben

        I never said I didnt know we had the picks or needed them. Sorry if I offended you.

    • emanuelvioleta

      What what’s the matter with you dude? I hope you don’t treat your girlfriend this way. Oh, I get it.. you don;t have a girlfriend.. .now I see the problem.

      • Ben

        Where did this even come from. I guess you have nothing other to do than talk shit. I was just stating my take on the post. Sorry that i pissed you off DUDE!

    • emanuelvioleta

      Ben, did youhear the part about, 1) not being able to trade compensatory picks, 2) the quantity of picks giving the the GM an HC leverage on draft day, or 3) that the Chiefs get a pick every 19 picks or so and not every 32nd pick like a most other team.

    • ladner morse

      I’m sorry that the post didn’t meet your expectations.
      I promise to do better next time.
      So, are we good now?
      Dang, making up is hard to do!

      • cyberry

        Thanks for your post, some people just lack class. These are the same type of people who call players “busts” before they sign their contract or take a snap..(irritates me..lol).

        • Ben

          Im sorry but Im not those same people.

      • Ben

        I didnt mean to be rude or mean. Sorry

    • KCMikeG

      Why don’t you give it a shot? It’s much easier to insult than contribute. Go ahead and write up a post about something you find interesting.

      • Ben

        Great idea I will take that into consideration.

    • chiefridgy

      I don’t think it sucked. I just think it wasn’t for you. Moving on.

      • Ben

        I agree it just wasn’t my topic.

    • Ron White

      Come on Ben….That was a little harsh don’t you think….And by the way….your grammer sucks

      • Ben

        I didnt know grammer mattered that much on here. I guess you should work on your punctuation…. LOL

    • Joe Myers

      fuck off Ben you are no chiefs fan I would never insult another fan for loving his team . That’s what this website is all about . Douche bag

      • Ben

        Who are you to tell me Im no chiefs fan. So you are doing the exact same thing that you preach.

        • KCMikeG

          We are ALL Chiefs fans and we ALL need to work on addressing what is said instead of insulting our fellow fans.

  • berttheclock

    Good point about compensatory draft picks not being allowed to be traded. However, one thing about those types of picks is they allow any team more flexibility to trade other picks in those same rounds. Look at what the Raiders and Green Bay (with Dorsey) did after being awarded compensatory picks for the 2012 draft. Both teams made trades to move up and picked up additional picks. Both teams picked up extra talent. One of those taken by the Raiders was an extra pick in the 7th round. He was cut, but, he ended up with the Niners on their practice squad. He was not just a throw away. Sharp GMs do look very closely into pick positions. The Niners have 4 4ths, 4 fifths, 5 sixths and 4 sevenths on their roster and that player on their practice squad who had been drafted by the Raiders as a 7th round pick due to an extra pick from a trade.

    • ladner morse

      Are you saying.. some teams prefer to evaluate and then select middle round prospects? I know the Patriots like to stock pile 2nd round picks becasue they know when they’re getting a good one who just so happens to cost them a lot less than a first rounder.

      I’m hoping for some strong drafting beyond round two this year… it’s going ot be great to watch.

  • Ron White

    Great point Ladner…and if (Not likely) they can trade out of the #1 spot that would give us another pick in the Top 100 giving us a total of SIX. That would be awesome as long as we use them wisely.

    • ladner morse

      I do recognize that trading out of # one is a possibility but only if some team falls in love with a positional player who they can’t live without… then if the Chiefs end up with 6 or even more picks in the top 100… it might fit right into Andy Reid’s modus operandi… huge linemen on both sides of the ball… because there are a plethora of big boys available in this draft on both sides of the ball… plus.. some really good corners.

      Like everyone else.. .it just leaves me wondering what they will be doing about the QB position this off season.

  • Joe Myers

    Good article its just more information as we head into the draft . We will have an idea of what the chiefs might do and what we might see

    • ladner morse

      The biggest “tell” about what the Chiefs will do in the draft… will come from the players they sign in free agency.

  • Danny W

    Yah as long as they pick who I say when I say everything will be peachy! :-)

    • Michael Shaw

      HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Good one!!!

      • Danny W

        Glad you liked it Sir.

    • ladner morse

      And now ladies an gentlemen… introducing New KC Chiefs GM #2… DANNY W!

      Nice! lol

    • emanuelvioleta

      Danny… that’s hilarious!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kyle.mangione Kyle Mangione

    They are never spot on with the draft picks. We will see what happened’s after the combine cause 100 percent of this here say so with that being said I wouldn’t hold your breath chiefs fans. I think we are doing OK with our f/ a agent picks the salary cap. Doubles when we let cassel,quinn,Jackson,menzie and a couple other people go then we could snab some to free agents after we sign Albert and bowed of course!

    • cyberry

      I think Jackson get a contract extension with a reasonable yearly salary. I understand letting Cassel go, Quinn’s contract’s over but what did Menzie do? I kinda curious what Emmitt Thomas can do with him..

    • Jim Harper

      Don’t expect Dorsey to spend alot of money on free agents. That has never been his style. I do expect him to try very hard on our own.

      • KCMikeG

        I would like to see the stats but I wonder what the success ratio of FA vs draft picks is. Adjust it for compensation levels, length of service and/or trade value to determine which is the better investment historically. HEY WRITERS – IDEA FOR A POST??

    • ladner morse

      Yea.. I can see them resigning Jackson for a greatly reduced price. Not sure why you’re mentioning Menzie.

      • KCMikeG

        I have been feeling the same way about Jackson. Keep him around another year at a reasonable cost and get Clowney next year. I thought Menzie looked promising in camp but was hurt so we don’t know what we have in him yet.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kyle.mangione Kyle Mangione

        Cause every time I watched a game menzie got burned on 75 percent of plays and I found myself cursing a lot more when he was on the field !

  • ArrowFan

    That being said then why not get whoever the best QB is at #1.

    • ladner morse

      ArrowFan… will this off season “blow” … if the Chiefs don’t take Geno Smith number one in this draft?

      That’s kind of where I’m at right now.

  • ArrowFan

    All the more reasons to expect our team NOT to blow in this years off season.

    • emanuelvioleta

      I don’t think the Chiefs are going to BLOW at all this year. I think the turn-around is going to be so much faster than many fans expect it to be. All “arrows” are pointing UP. :)

  • Ben

    I didnt mean to cause such hate. I guess what I said was harsh. I was just stating my take on the topic. Sorry to all that I offended. Go Chiefs!!!

    • KCMikeG

      Many of us have gotten carried away before but way to step up and own it. Go Chiefs!