Feb 25, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd participates in a defensive drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft Rumors: Chiefs GM John Dorsey Called Sharrif Floyd Monday

Don’t write down the name “Luke Joeckel” on your draft card just yet.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey called DT and top draft prospect Sharrif Floyd yesterday.

From Rapoport, via Twitter:

This is very interesting. As with all these reports, it means one of two things.

1. The Chiefs are interested in selecting Sharrif Floyd.

2. The Chiefs are trying to make the teams behind them think they are thinking of selecting Sharrif Floyd.

Let’s review each option.

The Chiefs are interested in Floyd:

It is possible. The Chiefs did lose Glenn Dorsey and could use some help along their defensive line.

From NFL.com:

He started the next 11 games at defensive end in head coach Will Muschamp’s 3-4 defense(46 totals tackles, 6.5 for loss), culminating with a 1.5-sack performance in the team’s 24-17 victory over Ohio State in the Gator Bowl. Floyd had already showed promise as a member of the coaches’ Freshman All-SEC squad in 2010, playing in all 13 games with one of his two starts coming against Penn State in the Gators’ Outback Bowl win (he had two tackles, a tackle for loss).

The trick here is that the Branden Albert trade may have fallen through. If that is the case, the Chiefs may not see the value in drafting a LT. John Dorsey could decide to pivot and go with the top defensive player on his board instead. That player could be Floyd.

The Chiefs want teams to think they are considering Floyd:

Also possible. If KC has gotten wind that one of the teams behind them is in love with Floyd, they may want to frighten that team to trade with them.

Floyd is often mocked to the Raiders at No. 3. What if Oakland or the Eagles, picking at No. 4, really wants Floyd? The Chiefs could potentially swap spots and still get the tackle they want. They could then pull the trigger on the Branden Albert trade after, so as not to totally tip their hand about selecting a tackle.

We don’t have much longer to wait now. What do you think, Addicts? Is Dorsey calling Floyd a smokescreen? Or are they Chiefs trading back?

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  • IceChief27

    If they pick another Defensive Lineman, there will be several Chiefs fans that will be very unhappy. If you aren’t going to go LT at least pick someone who can make an impact. I would be happy with a Dion Jordan pick if they hold on to Albert, or even a Geno Smith pick, but I don’t want a defensive lineman.

    • ArrowFan

      Not at #1 overall if we trade back I could possibly live with it depending on what # we would pick him.

  • KCPauly

    Don’t do it Dorsey…GO CHIEFS!!!!!

  • Michael Shaw

    I would prefer for us to get Dion Jordan. I don’t think Shariff Floyd will be that impactful and I also think we have enough defensive linemen on our team right now. They could move one Poe, Powe over to take Dorsey’s spot, right???

    • ArrowFan

      Or even Bailey

    • Julien Bélair

      he will be that impactful especially on running plays

  • chiefridgy

    No defensive linemen!

    • Danny W


  • chuck from ID

    I think it would be good albert is a good proven LT joeckel is a good LT in college but is un proven jordan is an OLB in a 3/4 and hali and houston is both solif so I wouldnt draft jordan as a rotational player #1 overall I word go with floyd or star to be a DE

  • ArrowFan

    The GM’s are playing their game right now this is their playoffs.