The Kansas City Chiefs will be on the clock sooner rather than later. The 2016 NFL Draft is set to kick off on April 28, and the biggest question for general manager John Dorsey is, who do they pick.
Lately it seems a lot of Chiefs news cites and fans are throwing their opinions into the ring on who they should draft. Would it be a player to replace the departed cornerback Sean Smith? Could they select another offensive lineman to help bolster one of their weakness areas? Do they go defense, offense, what?
Something that I have been seeing around on the internet is about how the Chiefs might draft for a position they truly don’t need, quarterback. Several writers have thrown their hats into the ring stating the Chiefs should draft the quarterback of the future (add an echo effect to really get the point across).
But do they Chiefs really need to draft yet another quarterback?
In 2014, the Chiefs selected in the fourth round of the draft quarterback Aaron Murray with the 163rd pick.Tyler Bray went undrafted in 2013 when he was picked up by the Chiefs. Bray in 2015 signed an extension keeping the Tennessee product with the team through 2017. So they already have two quarterbacks with experience with the team and who could potentially start for the team.
They also have current starter Alex Smith, who at 31 years of age is playing some of his best football of his career so far. Smith is also under contract till 2018 and, depending on how he is playing, could still be on the Chiefs roster for a couple years past that. So there is no huge rush for the Chiefs to draft a potential starter a few years down the road, they have two they could develop.
However, the culture of the NFL is much different than it used to be. Teams like to be prepared for the worst case. So drafting a quarterback who has great potential is a wise move for most teams to make. So now the real question remains would the Chiefs spend another pick on a quarterback?
Well, as it has been said over and over, Dorsey is a draft the best player available. So it may be a long shot, but the team cannot count out drafting another quarterback, if that is the best player at the pick. Would Dorsey pick a quarterback at 28th overall? That one might be a harder pill to swallow. But maybe in the second or later? That could be more of a possibility. For now, the Chiefs should be set for quarterback, but as we have learned KC fans never really know what Dorsey has planned until it’s too late.
What do you think, Addicts? Should the Chiefs, if given the chance draft a potential quarterback of the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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