Well, I've been convinced. If the Chiefs can't find a trade partner to trade the #5 pick to, they're going to draft Matt Ryan.
From what i heard, the Chiefs like Croyle, but they like Ryan even more. For the most part, this decision is being driven by the OC and the old GM.
Apparently, Gailey liked what he saw from film of Ryan more than he liked film of Croyle. Also, with Peterson on the hot seat knows he needs to have a super draft to help extend his stay in KC. If they draft a perceived franchise QB like Ryan, it could buy Peterson a few more years to rebuild this team.
While I think this team is really close, the consensus seems to be that this Chiefs team needs at least another 2 or 3 years to rebuild.
While there are obvious needs on the line and on defense that need to be addressed, drafting a QB who will be handed the reins to the offense will create stability and a clear direction for the team. Also, in Ryan's scouting report, he is said to be a true and proven, natural leader...something i think this team desperately needs.
There is also something to be said about which positions actually deserve top 5 money....and QB is truly one of those positions.
I hope the Chiefs don't draft Ryan and are able to trade down, but seeing the top rated QB on that stage holding a #1 Chiefs Jersey would be pretty cool.
Any other position, you can expect them to start, and probably make in impact in those first two seasons, that are a waste for most QBs.
For me, seeing the top-rated QB on the stage, with a Chiefs jersey would be humiliating. It would signify that we will be filling our four open starting jobs (OL,OL,OL,CB) with more late-round prayers.
It would signify the beginning of a rebuiding process, that was supposed to have begun two years ago. This is Herms third draft. This will be his third season. That is when results are supposed to start showing. If the "results" of three years of Herm are a brand new rebuilding process, then I believe that that is what can be expected from Herm Edwards' career. An eternal rebuild.
I got nothing just whoring.