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08:03 AM ET 03.05 | The dominoes falling include Kansas City's acquiring a quarterback and using its franchise tag on left tackle Branden Albert. And while retaining Albert, a five-year starter, by no means guarantees that the Chiefs will avoid selecting a left tackle, it certainly doesn't aid the perception that they will. Most NFL Draft analysts projected Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel -- or even Central Michigan's Eric Fisher -- to land with the Chiefs. Now, they're not so certain. "[Dee Milliner] now has shot at being first CB ever taken No. 1 overall," NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt wrote on his Twitter account. "Not saying it will happen, but pieces falling into place."

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March 5, 2013  08:13 AM ET

First time a CB will be taken #1 overall in a while.

March 5, 2013  08:24 AM ET

I just don't see it, unless they trade back a few spots.

March 5, 2013  08:33 AM ET

I think the Chiefs would love to trade back a bit and get more picks, but who wants that first pick?

March 5, 2013  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I think the Chiefs would love to trade back a bit and get more picks, but who wants that first pick?

With slotted money for draft picks in place, I think there are some teams that would make that trade. A round 1-10 drafting team . Money is not the issue anymore with that pick. a team that really wants a left tackle. I suppose they would have to add in their third round pick to even it out.

March 5, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I think the Chiefs would love to trade back a bit and get more picks, but who wants that first pick?

I can see the Eagles making a move up for that pick. They need a LT bad and have the first round pick to do it.

March 5, 2013  09:12 AM ET

KC could be a surprise in a season or two. With Andy Reid, he was able to get a lot out of every QB he ever had...this will benefit Alex Smith. If they hold on to Bowe and with Charles in the backfield, this team has some good working parts.

With a good draft, KC might be a challenger...would be nice to see for Chiefs fans.

March 5, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I just don't see it, unless they trade back a few spots.

If they can, generally speaking the only time someone trades up to #1 or #2 is when a QB is involved. I happen to believe the that there will be a bunch of trading in this draft .

March 5, 2013  09:55 AM ET

They need to commit to their defensive front 7 or even get another offensive lineman before they think about a CB.

Who knows they may even go the QB route and pick an eventual replacement for Alex Smith.

March 5, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Who knows they may even go the QB route and pick an eventual replacement for Alex Smith.

I don't think there's a quarterback in the draft who's shown he's worth a #1 pick, though. If there's a Russell Wilson in there, he's hiding it well.

March 5, 2013  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If they hold on to Bowe...

They signed a 5-year deal with Bowe.

March 5, 2013  10:44 AM ET

Would say the 49ers but with all their picks they need mucho dollers to sign the new guys and another #1 will be seeking the bigger bucks.
Give the pick to the Saints since they were screwed out of a #2 pick by Goody Goodell for his perceived and I do mean PERCEIVED bounty scandal.
Chiefs did themselves good by signing Bowe to a new contract.

March 5, 2013  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Would say the 49ers but with all their picks they need mucho dollers to sign the new guys and another #1 will be seeking the bigger bucks. Give the pick to the Saints since they were screwed out of a #2 pick by Goody Goodell for his perceived and I do mean PERCEIVED bounty scandal. Chiefs did themselves good by signing Bowe to a new contract.

If by perceived you mean that management admitted they were warned by the NFL to stop placing bounties, and then Payton and company said they would - but they didn't stop with the bounties - then yeah, you're right. And then they lied to cover up the fact there was still a system in place, then yeah, it was perceived. Try to be objective.

March 5, 2013  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I don't think there's a quarterback in the draft who's shown he's worth a #1 pick, though. If there's a Russell Wilson in there, he's hiding it well.

Agreed. They could get a decent young QB at the top of round 2 if they decide to go that way.

March 5, 2013  11:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I think the Chiefs would love to trade back a bit and get more picks, but who wants that first pick?

The Bengals.

March 5, 2013  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Who knows they may even go the QB route and pick an eventual replacement for Alex Smith.

Smith is only 28.

March 5, 2013  11:42 AM ET

Take another O Lineman......never have enough big fat guys.........a good o line is the best way to build.....

March 5, 2013  11:51 AM ET

I hope that kc chiefs never win a game this year.Scum team an owner.

March 5, 2013  12:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

KC could be a surprise in a season or two. With Andy Reid, he was able to get a lot out of every QB he ever had...this will benefit Alex Smith. If they hold on to Bowe and with Charles in the backfield, this team has some good working parts.With a good draft, KC might be a challenger...would be nice to see for Chiefs fans.

Plus they are loaded with several All-SEC Studs on the team, already.

March 5, 2013  12:49 PM ET

Suddenly the 49ers and the plethora of draft picks they have come to the forefront when looking for an answer to, "Who wants the #1 pick?"

 
March 5, 2013  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I just don't see it, unless they trade back a few spots.

Don't see it either. Trade it for 2 more picks would be the wiser move.

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