NFL Draft 2015: Kansas City Chiefs make a trade?

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Jun 17, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray (7) and linebacker Dee Ford (55) pose for photos after the Kansas City Chiefs minicamp at University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

What’s up, Addicts!?

The time has finally come. Tomorrow evening we will be kicking back and watching teams try to strategically build their rosters into champions. The Kansas City Chiefs have done the best they could with limited cap space to patch up some areas of concern, but there are still holes that need filling.

After the offseason moves, there is not one position that must be addressed more than the others. Some Chiefs fans don’t see it that way, though, and are locked in on specific position that has to be fixed in the first round.

Here’s what we know: the center position is in question as Eric Kush is currently the starter. Right tackle is also in flux with all waiting to see if Donald Stephenson can play at a high level. There are questions in the secondary due to Eric Berry’s illness and Sean Smith being in the last year of his contract. Then there is inside linebacker with an aging Derrick Johnson coming off a torn Achilles. The final issue is who will be opposite of Jeremy Maclin? The bottom line: Kansas City’s offense and defense must get better to secure a playoff spot in 2015.

Below, I propose some trade scenarios that could make general manager John Dorsey a gambler on Thursday night.

Let’s start off with the trade-up scenarios. There are only a few players I could see Dorsey picking up the phone to move for, so this isn’t as likely as trading back. Here are the magic names that could force the Chiefs to dial; Amari Cooper, Kevin White and DeVante Parker.

None of the offensive lineman in this draft are worth trading up for. If any of the three aforementioned receivers fall, Kansas City would be wise to make a call as early as the 12th or 13th spot. Another factor is the Miami Dolphins losing Dion Jordan for the season. They may take a defensive lineman to fill that hole, forcing some other players to slip to us.

Now let’s take a look at the trade-down scenarios.

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