Adam Teicher of ESPN.com makes the case for the Chiefs to trade out of the first-round in attempt to acquire more picks in the middle-rounds of this year’s NFL Draft.
Teicher points to the fact that Kansas City will be without their second-round pick for the second straight year following the Alex Smith-trade. Teicher also mentions that the Chiefs are unlikely to receive more than one compensatory pick as they lost DE Glenn Dorsey in free agency last year, and even that is not a guarantee.
- Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com doesn’t have the Chiefs receiving a single pick in his compensatory pick projections.
As things stand right now, the Chiefs have only one pick in the 86 selections, and many have said that this year’s draft class is among the deepest in recent memory. There’s likely to be a lot of value in the middle rounds of the draft, so if the Chiefs could swing a trade for their No. 23 overall pick while obtaining another second-round pick, they would surely have to give this some strong consideration.
We have the Chiefs taking Minnesota DT Ra’Shede Hageman in the first-round of our most recent 2014 NFL Mock Draft.