What should the Kansas City Chiefs do with the first overall pick on the 2013 NFL draft? The answer is but one piece of the draft puzzle, but it’s the first piece and whatever the Chiefs do, it will shape the rest of the draft.
Gone is the old regime who put the team together that will pick first overall. The Chiefs named John Dorsey new general manager and Andy Reid head coach, and it hasn't taken much time for moves to be made.
The Chiefs sent their pick in Round 2 (No. 34 overall) to the San Francisco 49ers for quarterback Alex Smith. They also announced the re-signing of wide receiver Dwayne Bowe to a 5-year deal.
Teams had until 4:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 4 to apply the franchise tag on a player, and the Chiefs did just that with left tackle Branden Albert. They will have him in the fold for the 2013 season, but whether he plays on the right or left side is up in the air.
Free agency starts on March 12th, but the Chiefs are making moves ahead of the deadline. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Chiefs have parted ways with right tackle Eric Winston, and every bit of information that comes out helps to shape the opinion of what we think the Chiefs should do with the first overall pick.
So far, the moves have been all about offense, but that won't continue as the defense needs to be rebuilt. They have made some moves with their roster, but outside of drafting a quarterback, they haven’t tipped their hand.
NFL draft experts are updating their opinion as to the unique situation the Chiefs find themselves in. We are going to examine the opinion of each expert, with reaction and analysis to their recommendation.
Let’s take a look at what each expert is telling the Chiefs to do with the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL draft.