The Kansas City Chiefs Should Trade Down........Unless Of Course

Steve RosenbergContributor IApril 19, 2010

DENVER - JANUARY 03:  Linebacker Derrick Johnson #56 of the Kansas City Chiefs intercepts a pass by Kyle Orton of the Denver Broncos and returns it 45 yards for a touchdown to give the Chiefs a 27-17 lead in the third quarter during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on January 3, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. Johnson returned two Orton interceptions for touchdowns in the game as the Chiefs defeated the Broncos 44-24.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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As I'm sure everyone else has, I have read so many mock drafts that my head is spinning. But that is what makes draft time so much fun.

After all my studying, thinking, and changing my opinion a million times, I have come to the conclusion that the Chiefs need to trade down come draft day. Not that far down, but far enough to get a player of need and also pick up another second round pick.

My ........ unless of course is due to the fact that if the Chiefs brass truly believe that Eric Berry is the next Troy Polamalu, Ed Reed, or Bob Sanders, then they will have to stay where they are and choose Berry. There is no question that all three of these players have made their team's defense outstanding. When these players are unavailable, their respective teams have suffered tremendously. Obviously if you have watched the Chiefs lately, you know that they need to improve quite a bit defensively.

I'm thinking a little differently though. I would like to see K.C. trade down a bit and pick up another second rounder. As we all know, you can never predict what player may fall, who may be grabbed too early (Tyson Jackson), and what crazy moves a team may make. So I am not going to present a seven round mock draft or anything even close. I'm going to hope and dream that the following happens after we drop down and get the extra round two pick.

If we don't trade down too far, I'm hoping we would still get a shot at Earl Thomas ( S - Texas) with our first round pick. If Thomas is gone, maybe Dan Williams to play NT, or Rolando McClain. With the second round and lower round picks, I would love to have any one of the following players from each position.

Offensive Tackle: Rodger Saffold, Jared Veldheer, or Tony Washington

Wide Receiver:  Eric Decker, Golden Tate, Jordan Shipley, Taylor Price, Dezmon Briscoe or Blair White

Defensive Tackle: Terrence Cody, Cam Thomas, or Torell Troup

Inside Linebacker: Donald Butler, or Brandon Spikes

Outside Linebacker:  Jerry Hughes, Daryl Washington, Sean Witherspoon, or Koa Misi

Safety: Taylor Mays, Morgan Burnett, Nate Allen, Darrell Stuckey, or Kam Chancellor

Cornerback: Patrick Robinson or Akwasi Owusu-Ansah

As you will note, I didn't list all positions as I don't believe some positions will draw the Chiefs attention.

As I stated earlier, you never know who will be available when it's your turn.

If Kansas City doesn't trade down too far, it is quite possible that they could still have a chance at selecting Earl Thomas, Dan Williams, or even Rolando McClain.

I think this is a very deep draft. The Chiefs have some very good picks and should be able to pick up some very good football players.

Hope things fall our way. GO CHIEFS !