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Andy Reid Says The Chiefs Are Open To Trading #1 Pick


Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid took the podium today at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine and he was asked if his team would consider trading out of the #1 pick in this year’s NFL Draft.

He said they would.

Consider it.

Listen, yeah, we’re going to evaluate everything. We’re just not going to give it away. So, we’d have to see what people throw our way. It’s a pretty valuable pick, I’d say.

Reid continued:

Most of the questions have been asked about the quarterback position, but it’s important that we go through and evaluate everybody. You don’t go for need, you go for who the best player is — or who you perceive the best player to be.

Of course the Chiefs should be open to trade offers. If for instance, they can move back just a couple of slots, still get their guy and pick up a bundle of extra picks in teh process, they’d be crazy not to do it.

The key will be which player the Chiefs decide they have to have. If, say, the Chiefs want QB Geno Smith, they’d have to be sure they could still get him when their pick comes back around if they do trade back.

I don’t see the Chiefs trading back. I think the draft is deep enough that most teams will take their chances with the picks they already have.

That isn’t to say there won’t be trades but it is hard to imagine a ton of trades high up in a draft where most experts don’t see much of a difference between the top ten and the top twenty.

What do you think, Addicts? Should the Chiefs trade back?

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  • bassline70

    No. Please don’t blow trading off #1 pick. Chiefs have enough in salary cap and trades they can work through to score a QB and they have a first-rounder with Stanzi. Dorsey/Reid need to analyze the biggest weaknesses at the key positions and score the best player. Chiefs need a re-vamped O-line to protect the QB so they can make pass plays as well as key blocks for running plays. The 2012 O-line looked more like a bleeding slab of meat than a red brick wall…! Joeckel!! Please!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.langsford Ryan Langsford

      Is joeckel really that much of an improvement over Albert though (provided he can be signed)? There are many other positions that can be improved more.

      • bassline70

        Albert’s got injury trouble and still being evaluated by Reid. I hope they keep him but they need good reinforcement there and this guy is good for Reid’s west-coast style of play:
        http://walterfootball.com/scoutingreport2013ljoeckel.php
        He did just sign Ryan Durand at guard but I’m just saying don’t trade off #1 pick. That would be a waste.
        To Chelsii’s point, an 8% total average on pass percentage improvement for signing Smith vs. Stanzi (total avg rating on college career) is not enough reason to blow on a first round.

    • Chelsii.

      I don’t think Stanzi is a first rounder. I would rather have Geno than Stanzi.

  • Danny W

    Yeah trade back to ten or twelve that way they feel justified in taking Geno.

  • Calchiefsfan

    Unless they are zeroing in on Geno then by all means trade back if you can get the value for the #1 pick. I don’t see where Joeckel makes any sense. He is unproven where Albert is a proven good NFL left tackle. We need to improve our o line but it’s the interior that needs beefing up. If Allen improves and Hudson is able to stay healthy we should be much better. I still like the idea if drafting Barrett Jones in the second if he’s still available. If we trade back and get an extra 2nd and 3rd pick we can get quality players at QB, CB and ILB.

  • Doug McD

    Nobody should say no in that spot. You have to be open to listening. Its all about options and hiding what you are really going to do.

  • Outback Chief

    Yes they should trade back if Geno or another player doesn’t grade out high enough or isn’t worthy of the first pick. Then take all the draft picks you can and use them for other players or to trade up for a better QB next year. Hey you can draft ten Geno’s this year but if they don’t pan out or progress fast enough then you have to start again. Just because you draft the highest ranked QB with the first pick in the draft does not guarantee that QB he can be a starter anytime soon, a draft position does not make automatically make a player great, or Todd Blackledge would be in the Canton Hall of Fame and Joe Montana,and Tom Brady would be selling shoes.

    • AKChiefsfan

      Joe Montana is selling shoes.

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    Teams are not generally looking to move up to #1 in this draft. It’s not going to be easy to trade this pick.

  • berttheclock

    Love the way both Reid and Dorsey are handling themselves. “All options open” and “Best player available, no matter the position or need”. Excellent poker position at this Gossip Combine.
    Of course,both Howie Roseman and Trent Baalke are playing poker, as well, in saying they are not going to just give anything or anyone away for free. Now, it may come to down to the actual world of whomever blinks first.