The Kansas City Chiefs have said repeatedly that they are looking for the best player available with the first overall pick. General manager John Dorsey has the 300 prospects at the scouting combine under consideration, but in reality that number is much smaller.
Only one player can be the best available player, but there isn’t a clear-cut player who has distinguished himself from the others. Dorsey will have to split hairs to find out which prospect is best one, which means minor fluctuations will make a difference.
Maybe a player doesn’t come across well in the interview process or his athletic ability and game tape don’t match. For a player to truly be the best available, they need to have it all. Although the Chiefs have a good idea of the player from the game tape, there’s still plenty of learning to do.