This selection was made by Ben Nielsen of KC Kingdom.
The Chiefs want to trade out of number one pick, a desire that could be made stronger if they cannot trade left tackle Branden Albert for a second round pick. After sending San Francisco a second round pick in this year’s draft and a conditional pick in the 2014 draft for quarterback Alex Smith, general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid seem to value recovering those picks more than making a selection number one overall.
If Kansas City does end up drafting with the top overall pick then the safe bet is offensive tackle Eric Fisher who would immediately fill the right tackle position if Albert stays or become the left tackle if Albert is traded.
From a sleeper perspective, do not be surprised if Kansas City selects Dion Jordan or a defensive lineman if they cannot trade either the number one pick or Albert. Dorsey has preached taking the “best player available” and if Jordan is his guy then he won’t be afraid to pull the trigger. Dorsey and Reid also have a long history of choosing defensive players over offensive players in the first round, combining to select nine defensive players with their last 13 first round picks.