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Chiefs Don’t See A Definitive First-Round QB In This Year’s Draft

New Chiefs GM John Dorsey mentioned that there’s no “clear-cut” quarterback option for them to consider taking with the first overall selection in this year’s NFL draft.

“There is no quarterback where personnel guys can definitely say, ‘He’s a first-round pick,'” Dorsey said, per Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. “There were so many inconsistencies in the collective group. There was not one guy that stood up and said, ‘I’m the guy in the position this year.’ There really wasn’t one clear-cut guy.”

Dorsey added that there’s still plenty of work to be done on this year’s crop of quarterbacks, but there are some obvious concerns regarding these players.

“There are too many technical flaws, scheme flaws,” added Dorsey. “There are so many different variables that there are a lot of people all over the place on naming the top four or five guys and who those guys would be.

With that being said, the Chiefs intend to be present for “most, if not all, of the top available quarterbacks” workouts in the coming weeks.

Teicher believes the Chiefs are more likely to take a quarterback later in the draft, “if they take one at all.

There’s no question that the Chiefs are prepared to bring in a quarterback at some point during the offseason, so it will be interesting to see they do so in free agency or trade for someone like Alex Smith.

Many have Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Mike Glennon, Ryan Nassib, and Tyler Wilson listed as the best available quarterbacks, but no one can definitively say when they be taken at this point in time.

We’ve had the Chiefs taking Smith No. 1 overall for a few weeks now. The idea behind that was mainly because it’s early in the draft process and Kansas City appears to be open to re-signing OT Branden Albert, which would in turn eliminate the consensus best player in the draft, OT Luke Joeckel, from being an option.

 

The Chiefs’ decisions in the next few weeks will give us a better idea of who they could be targeting at the top of the draft.