NFL Pre-Draft Trade Scenario: Kansas City Chiefs Obtain the First Pick

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NFL Pre-Draft Trade Scenario: Kansas City Chiefs Obtain the First Pick
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The Chiefs do not seem to be happy where they are drafting.

The players that they would like to get in the top five, Ndamukong Suh and Russell Okung, will probably both be gone by the time they pick. I have found a solution to their problem.

They should move up to the first overall pick. What would this take? Here is my scenario:

Kansas City trades Glenn Dorsey and the fifth overall pick to the St. Louis Rams for the first overall pick.

 


Why the Chiefs Would Do It

Glenn Dorsey was drafted to be a DT in a 4-3 system, but one year after he was drafted fifth overall, a new coaching staff came in and switched to a 3-4. Most coaches also want to bring in their own guys and begin to dismantle what was left to them.

At number one overall, the Chiefs can take Ndamukong Suh, who in addition to being the best 4-3 DT in the draft is also the best 3-4 DE and will give them someone who can pressure the QB from the edge.

Dorsey never fit into that role only recording one sack last year.

 


Why the Rams Would Do It

The Rams have recently brought in Colt McCoy to workout and would seem to be okay with passing on Sam Bradford and taking him in the second round. If they move back to five, the decision would be made for them. 

None of the teams in front of St. Louis have a desperate need of a QB, but Bradford might still be gone by five. Someone could trade up to three or four and take Bradford but there would still be a great player available at five.

An interesting option at fifth overall would be C.J. Spiller.

They could try and recreate what the Chargers did in 2001 by taking a dynamic RB in the first round and QB in the second. They could pair Spiller with Steven Jackson, giving them a thunder-and-lighting combo. Either way, by trading back, they fill two holes instead of one with their first-round pick.

 

This trade works for both teams. The Rams gain a DT, filing a hole for them, and still own a top-five pick. Scott Pioli and the Chiefs get to free themselves of a player that doesn't really fit their system and get the best player in the draft.

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