Should The Chiefs Trade Up For Robert Griffin III?


The Kansas City Chiefs will hold either the 11th or 12th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Baylor QB Robert Griffin III is expected to be the second player selected, behind Stanford QB Andrew Luck, who is widely expected to be taken by the Colts with the #1 overall pick.

The St. Louis Rams, who already have QB Sam Bradford, hold the second pick. Since the Rams aren’t likely to take RGIII, they will probably be entertaining offers from a number of teams that will want to move up to select him.

The Vikings, picking third, have QB Christian Poncer and probably won’t be selecting RGIII either. However, if a team wants to ensure they won’t be leapfrogged, they need to move up to #2.

Cleveland, picking at #4, is the real Wild Card. They have a QB Colt McCoy who they got in the third round of the 2009 draft. If the Browns aren’t thrilled with McCoy and they want to move up to take RGIII, they have the fire power to do it. The Browns own the 4th pick in the first round, as well as a spare first rounder acquired from the Falcons when Atlanta traded with the Browns in last year’s draft to select Julio Jones. Cleveland owns nine 2012 selections as of right now, including two fourth rounders.

If the Browns want RGIII, it will be hard for any team to outbid them. They have the picks to trade and they only need to move up two spots.

The Chiefs, on the other hand, are not so fortunate. If KC is sitting at #11 and they have a number of QB needy teams in front of them. The Redskins are picking at #6 and the Miami Dolphins, who are looking to make big waves this offseason, are picking at #9.

That means if any of those teams, or any of the other teams in the top 10, are trying to move up to #2, the Chiefs will have to offer a sweeter pot than any of the others considering the first-round draft pick they have to swap will be of lesser value.

What do you think, Addicts? Should KC try to package together some picks to acquire the second pick in the NFL Draft or should they roll into the season with Matt Cassel as their starter and take a QB in a later round?

Plenty has to happen before now and the draft, but we might as well start talking about it.