Once it was reported that Andy Reid would take over as the Kansas City Chiefs head coach next year, it seemed likely that they would consider changing up their base defense to 4-3 next year, but that apparently is not part of the plan.
“This team here is invested in the 3-4, so let’s continue to build it and get better at it,” said Reid, per Adam Teicher.
Kansas City recently brought in Bob Sutton as their defensive coordinator. Sutton has experience with both defensive schemes, but Reid deserves some credit for not pushing a different system and focusing on working with the talent that he has.
New Chiefs GM John Dorsey told reporters that they intend to use their No. 1 overall pick on the best player available versus targeting a specific position.
“We all know there is some pressure involved in that,” said Dorsey, via the Kansas City Star. “You make the right pick by choosing the best player available. I know of no other philosophy.”
It’s really hard to pin point who the Chiefs will take at this point in time. We were under the assumption that Reid would implement a 4-3 defense next year, which is why we have them taking Utah DT Star Lotulelei in our most recent 2013 NFL Mock Draft.
West Virginia QB Geno Smith and Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel have also been mentioned potential options for the first overall pick.