The Kansas City Chiefs are in a situation where they need to make their draft picks this year — the few of them that they have — count for something towards the future. While this has many fans thinking about defensive backs and wide receivers at the end of the first-round, beat writer Terez Paylor has another idea.
After the success of Alex Smith in 2013, Chiefs fans can rest easy about the situation under center but a long term quarterback of the future is needed and a Teddy Bridgewater slide on the first day could greatly benefit the Chiefs.
The Chiefs would have to be seriously tempted by Manziel. While he’s certainly a risky pick, he has uncommon ability, so the Chiefs might have difficulty passing him up. Bridgewater might be a safer pick than Manziel but his potential isn’t as great, so I don’t see the Chiefs going with him. The Chiefs don’t have a second-round pick, so there’s a chance the only player they get from this draft who has a major impact is the first-round choice.
This is an interesting and outside the box choice, as it’s not an immediate position of need for the Chiefs. But Bridgewater isn’t the worst option when it comes to quarterbacks and getting him as a steal at the end of the first and letting Andy Reid develop him is something that sounds pretty good.