The best of Texaschief and the Chiefs' front office put together. I'm really bored and I was going back and reading some of the stuff I posted about personnel moves and draft picks. Some of my picks are bad, but some of my trades would've been much better than what we are left with now.
In February of 2007, I started a thread called "Trades and the reset button." http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/showthread.php?t=392
In it, I suggest:
-trading Trent Green to Oakland for Warren Sapp and the 192nd pick in the 7th round.
Before Trent gets hurts.
-Trading Greg Wesley to Jacksonville for the 183rd pick in the 6th round.
Allowing Page to step in
-Trading Dante Hall to Tennessee (while they were shopping Pacman after his first couple incidents) for the 173rd pick in the 6th round.
In retrospect, that wasn't asking enough as he was traded to the Rams for a 5th rounder; 148. This would allow Webb to take over kick return duties. Didn't happen. lol
-Trading Sammy Knight to Houston for the 107th pick in the 4th round.
Probably asking too much
-Trading Jared Allen to Atlanta for the 10th pick in the first and the 105th pick in the 4th.
This was before his career season in 2007.
-Trading Larry Johnson to Tampa Bay for the #4 pick in the first and the #35 pick in the 2nd.
This was BEFORE his contract extension and before he got hurt and coming off an incredible 2006 season.
With the picks, I suggested:
Looking back, trading Green, would've been best for the Chiefs, even if we didn't bring back Sapp. But Let's say they get the pick and Sapp. Just for fun. (211)
Trading Wesley would've been best also. Netting #183.
What the Chiefs got for Dante is better than what I asked for, so we get the Ram's 148th pick in 2008.
Trading Knight would've been best. Netting the 107th pick.
What the Chiefs got for Allen in 2008 was better than what I asked for in 2007, so we keep him in 2007 and trade him in 2008.
Trading LJ to the Bucs would've been great for the Chiefs, no matter what we got in return. So, the Chiefs get the #4 pick and the #35 pick for LJ.
Taking the best of my 2007 draft and the actual draft, the Chiefs' new draft goes like this:
1-4-Adrian Peterson-RB (The Chiefs traded LJ and they take the best available RB. They still have Allen at this point and don't need a DE.)
2-35-Justin Blalock-OG (Actually taken 39)
5-160-Mason Crosby-K (Actually taken 193)
6-183-Kasey Studdard-OG (Actually taken 183)
7-211-Mike Otto-OT (Actually taken 223)
In a thread titled "My 7 round Chiefs Mock" http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4485
Without any trades, my picks for the 2008 draft were:
Then, trading the #5 pick, my picks were:
In 2008, The Chiefs trade Allen for a 1st and 2 3rd rd picks. Here is the best the 2008 draft could've looked between my picks and the Chiefs'.
3-82-Jeremy Zuttah-OG (original pick: Morgan) *Zuttah picked 83rd
7-210-Adrian Arrington-WR (original pick:Johnston) Arrington picked 237
Going into the 2008 season, the team looks like this:
QB-Croyle, Huard, Thigpen
RB-Peterson, Smith, Charles
WR-Bowe, Darling, Webb
Now for the 2009 draft:
The Chiefs don't really have anything to trade other than Larry Johnson or Tony Gonzalez. Let's say the Chiefs do decide to trade Gonzo and get a high 2nd rounder for him from the Cardinals. The undrafted Leonard Pope just isn't getting it done. Let's say, the end up giving us #55 in the 2nd round for Gonzo.
Then, the Chiefs shop LJ. With his contract and off field problems, along with his injuries in recent years, I just don't see much trade value in him and think he's probably worth more on the team. But, let's say LJ goes off during the second half of the season and averages 100 yards on the ground from here to the end of the season. His trade value increases and perhaps the Chiefs land a 2nd and a 4th from the 49ers who are desperate need of a rushing attack. The Chiefs get #39 and #103.
With those additional picks, the Chiefs will probably be in the top 10 based on their record. I think the Chiefs end up with a 5-11 record. This puts them around pick 6. That said, the Chiefs do this in the draft:
2-38-Brian Orakpo-DE (he falls due to injury)
Now, going into the 2009 season, after a couple free agent acquisitions, the Chiefs look like this:
QB-Thigpen, Gray, Croyle
RB-Peterson, Smith, Charles
WR-Bowe, Crabtree, Bradley
THAT would be a cool team to watch. Ok. I spent waaaaaay too much time on this. lol. I guess doing stuff like this is why I decided to pursue the degree and career i did.