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NFL Draft 2014: Kansas City Chiefs expected to trade down

Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs found themselves in an interesting situation, as they held the No. 1 pick in the draft but didn’t pick again until the third round. This year the Chiefs have the same sort of wild nature to their draft order and are more than likely going to pass over the opportunity to just take the picks as they come and will try to move around the draft.

According to Chiefs writer Adam Teicher, the Chiefs will probably be looking into trading down in the draft to get some more picks.

The Chiefs have only six draft picks and none in the second round. That gives them just one pick in the top 86. That’s an unenviable spot for a team that would prefer to build through the draft and that’s particularly true this year because it’s a deep draft at most positions. That’s why I think regardless of their history they would look to move down a few spots and gain an extra pick or two

The answer came from a question posed by a reader who wanted to know if the draft history of Andy Reid or John Dorsey would have an effect on the Chiefs wishy-washy draft positioning.

As Teicher points out, the history of the two is irrelevant as all that matters is where you think you can get the guys you want. The Chiefs moving back in the draft to pick up a second round pick is wise and would likely be the strategy of just about anyone.


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  • Stacy D. Smith

    Great idea IF they bring a free safety in via free agency. Otherwise I’d probably plant my feet firmly and take Calvin Pryor at 23.

    • Brian Martasin

      There’s a good chance Pryor isn’t sitting there at 23.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        This is true. In which case, they’ll have ample time to consider Clinton-Dix (if he’s there) or trade down.

        • kcndaock

          Stacey you know your stuff but I’ve read a lot saying ha ha dix and Pryor are off the board by Num 23. Im hoping for Pryor to be there but if I was to bet , my money is on a d-end to offer help in the pass rush. I’m afraid of a d-line or wr with the history of round 1 picks not pkaying up to par in kc at those positions. Who else is looking at free safety in the league?

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Thing could change drastically over the next two or three days. I expect Clinton-Dix to be off the board (as I think he’s slightly better in coverage), but Pryor could be there. I’m okay with a free agent signing though. I’d start by re-signing Abdullah and looking into a Mike Mitchell (Carolina) or Chris Clemons (Miami).

          • KcNdaRock

            Everything will change in a few weeks look at fisher and jockell last year.
            I have a a great feeling about abullah look at the numbers he put up in limited playing time. I think he’s the type of player that gets better with age. He seems to have the work ethic and one other thing is no matter if its religion or football he gives it all he’s got. Might just be a solid number2 but might make a solid number1 along side berry.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            We have to start with a re-signing first. Either Abdullah or Demps (I prefer Abdullah). From there I’d take a strong look at what one of the second tier free safeties wants contract-wise and that would inform where I go at 23. If we sign a guy like Mike Mitchell for free safety, I’m looking at WR/TE/DE in round one.

  • Chiefs Martyball

    if we stand pat my draft concludes the following







  • berttheclock

    Possible trade downs. Rumors have it that Washington wishes to move up into the 1st round. They have the second pick in the second round, so, to move up to 23, they would have to give up their 34 (Walter Camp has them taking Brandon Cooks at 34) plus one additional later round pick. Other possibilities is a trade of Albert to Tampa Bay for their 38 pick, plus one other. Or, dropping further down, the Niners have two 2nd round picks, at 56 and 61. They really need another wide out, so, why not ask for both picks.

    • mnelson52

      They can’t trade Albert. He’s a FA