Iím not trading down expecting to get the same value at #23, but at #23 there are no guarantees any way. In most drafts there is not much difference in the late R1/ early R2 guys anyhow. This year even more so.
Iím trading down so I have more darts to throw at the board. The Chiefs have funneled themselves into needing several positions addressed by this draft. Also it alleviates the cap hit an R1 will make.
Because every year guys who are targeted in the 1.20s slip to early 2nds. In this, a deep draft, this would be an even higher possibility. I bet if Dorsey has a list of 10 take-for-sure players and 6 of them are still there at 23 he will try to trade down. Especially if he gets a good offer for multiple choices in this (deep) draft.
I would only trade down to get a 2nd pick out of it. So no trading all the way back to the 2nd rnd. Trade back up till the 31st pick and get a 2nd rounder out of it. Not sure if thats a fair trade if not then swap picks In a later round or something as well.
I know there is value in later draft picks, but not usually as a starter. Trade what ever you need to move up the second. But keep our first rounder in the first. This Chiefs history with Second Rounders is not the best and the thought of moving back to get more darts. Makes me cringe.
The Chiefs aren’t filling holes with last year’s draftees. They’re filling them with low end free agents like Rishaw Johnson, JM Johnson, Hussain Abdullah, some CFL WR reject, etc, etc. The only rookie from last year’s draft who might be a new starter is Sanders Commings.
I’m not advocating picking up a bunch of late round picks trading down from 23, although I always admired Jimmy Johnson’s approach of success through volume. I’m moving down 10-15 spots to get another R3, which, if Dorsey is as good as we all hope, has a good chance of being a solid contributor, if not a starter. I don’t believe in Chiefs draft voodoo, so get an R2 & R3.
The Chiefs can’t spare a pick from this year’s draft to move up. They could possibly bank on getting some comp picks next year and use one their 2015 picks.
I never said what to trade up with. They do have future years they could and there is also rumors that the Chiefs are dangling Eric Berry out there, as it would save on cap space this year give them a chance to draft his replacements chances of signing him next year is not looking good.