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Chiefs plan to draft best player available

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08:15 PM ET 01.15 | The Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock and there is a lot of debate about the direction they should go with the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. New Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid have their hands full in a draft class that is considered to lack elite talent on the top end. "We all know there is some pressure involved," Dorsey said. "You make the right pick by choosing the best player available. I know of no other philosophy." Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt echoed the fact that Kansas City needs to use the first-overall pick to find a player who is ready to help the team from day one. "It's going to be the focus of our fans, the media, and our personnel department for the next three or so months," said Hunt. "It's very important we get that pick right, whether it's taking the best available player or trading that pick. A lot of thought and preparation is going to go into that, and on the inside, (Dorsey's) excited about it. Who wouldn't be as a general manager, to have the No. 1 pick?" Now the question is "who is the best player in this year's draft?" If you are looking at the best player regardless of position, the focus directly turns to Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel. Outside of Joeckel, Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore, Alabama guard Chance Warmack and Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei are among the top-rated players. Absent from the top rankings are any quarterbacks.

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January 15, 2013  10:48 PM ET

Best player available?
I guess this means they won't be drafting Matt Barkley.

January 15, 2013  11:33 PM ET

Matt Cassell won 11 games playing behind the Pats line so if OT is a good way to go.

January 16, 2013  05:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Matt Cassell won 11 games playing behind the Pats line so if OT is a good way to go.

He also had a good coaching staff. No way to spin it, MC is not an NFL player.

January 16, 2013  05:59 AM ET

Build the OL and a franchise QB will come later.

January 16, 2013  07:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He also had a good coaching staff. No way to spin it, MC is not an NFL player.

Not to mention throwing to Randy Moss and Wes Welker.

January 16, 2013  07:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Build the OL and a franchise QB will come later.

If you build it they will come?

January 16, 2013  07:41 AM ET

Draft best player available.......thats what they should of been doing in past drafts.

January 16, 2013  08:00 AM ET

OL and BIG RB.

January 16, 2013  08:04 AM ET

Who needs a GM when Team has all you Cyber GM's? I'm impressed!!! Maybe they will send you guys some free tickets!!! Go Get Um!!!

January 16, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Build a winner from the inside out. Unless there's a definite standout at some other position, start with the best lineman available regardless of which side of the ball.

January 16, 2013  01:27 PM ET

They should trade down, and Collect picks...

January 16, 2013  01:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

They should trade down, and Collect picks...

Agreed.

January 16, 2013  01:55 PM ET

The 'Skins should see if the Chiefs are interested in RG III. We'll make it an even swap - RG III for all of the Chief's picks in 2013, 2014, and 2015..

 
January 16, 2013  04:55 PM ET

Versis the Jets, they draft players nobody wants so they have no compition

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