Scott Pioli isn’t the only fomer Chiefs GM weighing in on what Kansas City should do with the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Pioli’s predecessor, “King” Carl Peterson is in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine as chairman of USA Football.
Chiefs beat reporter for the Kansas City Star, Adam Teicher, tracked down Peterson to ask the “King” what he thought the Chiefs should do in the draft.
Carl sort of weighed in, but first he wanted to make one thing crystal clear.
“I’m not here to see guys run 40-yard dashes in their underwear,” Peterson told Teicher.
I miss Carl.
But here is what he said when asked about the No.1 pick:
“That’s not my concern anymore. I’ll tell you what they ought to do: Take the best player available, the best player you have rated regardless of position.
“It certainly is an important pick. The first-round draft choices are always important but the higher you pick the more important it is. You don’t want to make a mistake because it does reflect on the future of the franchise. A lot of pressure there but I think Andy and John will get it done.”
Peterson told Teicher that he likes the hiring of Andy Reid and John Dorsey in KC. He also said talked a bit about his philosophy when it comes to QBs.
“It was always my philosophy to get the seasoned veteran quarterback who had been successful and been through it before. Any time you draft a quarterback, he’s got a heck of a learning curve to get through, depending where you pick and who’s available. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Andy did that.”
It seems like everyone thinks the Chiefs should take the best player available and not reach for a QB.