There are plenty of mock drafts out there trying to guess what the Chiefs will do with the 23rd overall pick, including this one. But what if the Chiefs were to trade back? How far down would they move and what could they get in return? NFL Mocks, a FanSided network site, tackled the question in their latest first round mock draft.
NFL Mocks has the Chiefs trading the 23rd overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers, where they would then select Brandin Cooks with KC’s pick. The trade would make sense as the 49ers need a wide receiver and may be afraid Cooks will not fall to them at 30 overall.
So what do the Chiefs get in return? Kansas City would slide from the 23rd overall pick to the 30th pick in the first round and then pick up an additional third round pick (94th overall) and a 7th round pick (220th overall). Two extra picks plus staying in the first round would be a good deal for the Chiefs. Remember, the key is for the Chiefs to add as many picks as they can, it doesn’t matter what round they are in.
Who does NFL Mocks have the Chiefs taking at 30? For better or worse, Kansas City will take Stanford guard David Yankey with the pick. Here’s what they said about the selection:
Having collected some extra help for later, Kansas City feels content to reload the guard position that was somewhat gutted with the losses of Jon Asamoah and Geoff Schwartz. David Yankey is a big, strong, smart and athletic hog from Stanford who can start right away.
It should be noted none of the three wide receivers – Cooks, Odell Beckham Jr., or Marqise Lee – were on the board at 30. Neither was Ra’Shede Hageman, Calvin Pryor, or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
So what do you think? Would you be good with trading down from 23 and not picking up a second round pick? What if trading down meant missing out of the top receivers, would you be okay with that? And what about taking Yankey with a first round pick? There’s a lot to talk about here, so let us know your thoughts.