Mel Kiper’s Latest Mock Draft: Chiefs Trading With Lions?

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Mel Kiper of ESPN.com has for some strange reason, stopped calling his mock draftd, mock drafts.

He’s calling them “Grade A pick-by-pick.”

The Worldwide Leader, ladies and gentleman.

In the Grade A draft, I make a pick for each team at each spot, based on my projected needs and my prospect grades. Again, it is not a mock draft, but instead a look at how I would pick for each team at each spot.

You’ve seen the team summaries, but here’s a pick-by-pick experience so you can see how the board sets up.

One final note: You’ll see some of the teams are italicized; this means they obtained that pick via an imaginary draft-day trade. And if you look below, you can see that’s exactly how my Grade A draft begins.

Um, isn’t the point of a mock draft that you get to play GM and make the picks for everyone? Give us a break, Mel.

Anyway, in this mock draft, the Chiefs actually trade out of the No. 1 pick. KC deals the pick to the Lions so Detroit can snag Alabama CB Dee Milliner.

The Chiefs, in turn, move back to No. 5 and select OT Eric Fisher out of Central Michigan.

If this were to actually happen next week, the Chiefs would probably receive a second-round pick for swapping spots with the Lions. Maybe a third, but who knows.

Anyway, if the Chiefs are going to select one of the top two tackles, this would certainly be the way to go about doing it.

What do you think, Addicts? Could you see the Chiefs moving back like this or do you think KC will be forced to pick at No. 1?

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  • calciomoti

    There hasn’t been a corner drafted first overall since….Leon maybe. So why would Detroit covet Dee so much to trade up to the number one, unless KC is willing to trade that cheaply for Detroit to make that decision…I don’t see that happening.

  • clay simester

    I’m sure the Chiefs would love to make this trade, but i dont see why Detroit would do it. Detroit has enough needs that they dont have to move up because at pick number 5, you could get a stud at just about any position you need without spending the extra picks. The only way i could see this making sense is if Detroit only had 1 position(cb) that they needed to address. Clearly that’s not the case with Detroit.

  • clay simester

    And also, to the guy that wrote this article, you shouldnt doubt Mel Kiper. He is the knower of all things

  • Billie Cabral

    I can dig it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1390286701 John Sullivan

    I think they pick first. Now if the Chiefs trade down, awesome. If they trade down and still take an OT, not awesone. Unless Albert is traded, then its awesome again.

  • micah stephenson

    The Chiefs wud move back like that if they cud. I think D.Milliner will b there at 5. If a trade is made it will b to get Geno Smith.

    • Jason Seibel

      Of course it would…

    • Jim Harper

      Certainly someone will make that mistake

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.messina.75 Thomas Messina

    This would only happen in a perfect Chief’s world. To get back a #2 would help a lot.

  • steve james

    He is just trying to generate traffic or just bored out of his mind. Kiper that is.

  • Chris Foosman

    A lot of people have Fisher rated as the #1 OT. If the Chiefs can get him, a pick for Albert and another high pick in the first few rounds I think that’s the way to go.

  • http://twitter.com/EdMaldo1 Don Quijote

    Oh no. I knew Micah would strike with this article and pick Geno

  • TAZMOSIS

    I absolutely do not see Detroit making this trade. Ask yourself why? And certainly not for a corner, and then have to give an extra pick? Dream on, Mel.

  • http://powellbailbonds.weebly.com/ big chief

    It would be nice but anyone who thinks a trade is a realistic possibility is smoking something expensive.

  • cpachecoiii

    If the Chiefs value Joeckel and Fisher the same, then it is the ONLY play. If happy with either one, how could the Chiefs NOT do a trade like this?

  • freshmeat62

    See, this is the kind of hallucinating that happens when they wait until the end of April to have the draft. Kiper is worse than a Chiefs fan, as he’s been studying the draft for years, he never gets away from it. At least a Chief’s fan can wait until the 2nd or 3rd week (in this case week is usually synonymous w/ loss) of the season before, getting deep into the players that might be available.

    Maybe Kiper forgot that Matt Millen is no longer the GM of the Lions.

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