With four-and-a-half months left until the 2013 NFL Draft, the buzz around the league is starting to pick up about this year's draft class.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you would know that the Chiefs need a quarterback in the worst way.
Regardless of where Kansas City ends up in the draft, their No. 1 priority should be quarterback.
They also need have needs in their secondary, at wide receiver and along their offensive and defensive lines.
Here's how they should proceed to address those needs.
Assuming that the Chiefs are able to corral the first overall pick, I see them going with talented West Virginia QB Geno Smith.
The Miami, Fla., native threw for more than 4,000 yards in each of his past two seasons while putting together a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 71/13.
Smith possesses not only a strong, accurate arm, but he can also make plays with his feet.
Plus, he has the ability to start immediately.
After veteran CB Brandon Carr was let go last offseason, Kansas City thought that it could adequately replace him with free agent Stanford Routt.
Unfortunately, the Routt experiment only lasted seven games before he was cut by the team, and his replacements Jalil Brown and Javier Arenas aren't starting corners in this league.
That's why I see the Chiefs taking Oregon State CB Jordan Poyer as their selection in the second round.
Poyer was a three-year starter, and his athleticism and excellent coverage skills make him a viable pick for the Chiefs.
If KC is able to land Geno Smith, it should also draft Stedman Bailey, his main receiving threat at West Virginia.
Assuming that he declares for the draft, Bailey will be one of the most electrifying players in this class, and he could still be there for the Chiefs in the third round.
The speedy receiver had one of the best regular seasons by a wide receiver in West Virginia's history this year, with 1,501 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns for the Mountaineers' high-octane offense.
His addition would instantly give Smith a familiar and reliable target while upgrading the Chiefs' wide receiving corps as well.