Kansas City Chiefs Should Trade Away the No. 1 Overall Pick in NFL Draft

Farzin Vousoughian@farzin21Contributor IIIMarch 4, 2013

Feb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey hit the jackpot, Monday, in the process making things really interesting with the No. 1 draft pick. Among the three Chiefs' players who were candidates for being tagged, Dorsey re-signed two of them and used the franchise tag on the other, according to NFL.com.

Dorsey re-signed wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and punter Dustin Colquitt to long-term deals, while left tackle Branden Albert received the franchise tag. Dorsey also pulled off a trade to acquire San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.

The Chiefs were projected to use the No. 1 pick on either West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith or Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel. Now, both players are out of the equation. In fact, the Chiefs have no reason to keep the No. 1 pick now that they re-signed Bowe and Colquitt and tagged Albert.

Dorsey has accomplished a lot, and the Chiefs still have the No. 1 draft pick in hand. Now that Geno Smith and Joeckel are no longer candidates to be drafted by the Chiefs, a smart move would be for Dorsey to find a trade partner for the top pick.

With Kansas City reportedly sending away a second-round pick for the incoming Alex Smith, the Chiefs can trade down and use the No. 1 pick as bait for multiple picks in the draft.

Since they lost a second-round pick for Alex Smith, the Chiefs can try to make up for that by trading the pick away and try to find instant contributors from the draft, rather than just one player with the top pick.

At this rate, what Dorsey does will be the best move for the Chiefs. He has already done what he thinks is in the best interest for the Chiefs by trading for Alex Smith, tagging Albert and re-signing Bowe and Colquitt. It's not for sure what he'll do with the No. 1 pick, but with how things are going thus far, Chiefs fans will probably be satisfied with Dorsey's decision-making.