The Kansas City Chiefs won’t just looking for the best player available when they make the first selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.
They’ll be looking for a Hall of Famer.
Ian Rapopot of NFL.com, citing a team source, said the Chiefs are hoping to get an all-time great with the first pick.
New general manager John Dorsey has been adamant about taking the best player available. The goal, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on “NFL Total Access,” is to draft a Hall of Famer at No. 1, regardless of position, according to a team source.
When you think about it, the goal should always be to try to find a future Hall of Famer with any draft pick. Still, this report shows just how seriously the Chiefs are taking the evaluation process.
The NFL.com article is right. The recent moves being made by the Chiefs certainly lay the groundwork for the team being able to select any player they want.
Dorsey has said he doesn’t intent do draft for need and it looks as though he plans on plugging every need the Chiefs have in free agency. He’s already locked up his best WR and his starting LT. Yesterday the Chiefs reportedly redid Tyson Jackson’s contract so he can remain with the Chiefs. KC even made Dustin Colquitt the NFL’s highest-paid punter.
With the team expected to be active in the CB and DE markets once free agency begins, the Chiefs could be pretty well set as far as starters go. That would enable Dorsey to not only add depth during the draft, but quality depth, by selecting the best player available, regardless of what position they play.
So, who is the best player available?