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.
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.
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?