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Chiefs begging to trade top pick (and no wonder)

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07:50 AM ET 04.15 | Bad news, Chiefs fans looking for a home run at No. 1. Some team personnel men are saying the Kansas City Chiefs are making it clear they are willing to trade out of the top overall spot. They are basically advertising this, I'm told, in neon lights. Like a special at Macy's. One scout called it "begging." The Chiefs aren't giving the pick away but they are letting many people know the pick can be had. The concern in the Kansas City organization is not unfamiliar to many teams that have held the top overall pick. ... By my count [since 1970], approximately 20 of the picks are either flat-out busts or close. That's almost half. That's insane. That almost makes the No. 1 overall pick is basically a flip of the coin.

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April 15, 2013  07:52 AM ET

And, in step the Raiders...

April 15, 2013  07:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And, in step the Raiders...

But who would they draft ?

April 15, 2013  08:14 AM ET

About 20 of the #1s since 1070 -- that's about 50%, isn't it? Sounds about right.

Of course, if this were last year, they'd be drooling at the chance for the #1 pick. This year, when the pickings are slim, they don't want it. And, quite frankly, neither does anyone else.

April 15, 2013  08:15 AM ET

That's 1970, dangit! I need my morning caffiene!

April 15, 2013  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

But who would they draft ?

They'll need to talk with Al Davis first.

April 15, 2013  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

But who would they draft ?

Exactly. Is there anybody worth paying first pick money to?

April 15, 2013  08:30 AM ET

OK, but it is not like the old days really. Luck and Newton the year before got basically $22 million over four years with a fifth year option. A bust pick is never good, but it does not mess you up the way it used to on that first pick.


And, if you choose ( draft ) badly, then it is your own fault. Pick the best player you can and move on.

April 15, 2013  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Exactly. Is there anybody worth paying first pick money to?

Probably, and it would be an OL. Even the guard so highly rated. so do it.

April 15, 2013  08:34 AM ET

Since they have informed all the teams and players agents that they want to trade down then I'd assume the also have an idea as to how far down they want to go and what they want in compensation. What I don't understand is why they don't make that information available to the press or public ?

April 15, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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What I don't understand is why they don't make that information available to the press or public ?

Here it is, right here Narrator...

April 15, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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But who would they draft ?

The next bust.....

April 15, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Judging by the Chiefs 1st rounders they should just pull a name from a hat.

April 15, 2013  10:26 AM ET

I think the Raiders want out of their first pick as well. They would like a lower first round plus a second round (which they currently don't have). In fact, I'm willing to bet that at least half of the top 10 teams in the draft would entertain trading down. Very weak draft this year unless you are looking for an O lineman.

April 15, 2013  10:36 AM ET

Maybe they can do a Vikings and just pass on the first round pick?

April 15, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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The next bust.....

Probably. There just isn't anyone out there that's worth what you'll have to pay for that pick.

April 15, 2013  10:53 AM ET

Old Andy is at it again

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April 15, 2013  11:11 AM ET
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Probably. There just isn't anyone out there that's worth what you'll have to pay for that pick.

There is someone there worth the first pick... I can pretty much guarantee you that there will be a 2013 pro-bowler in round one and an eventual hall-of-famer in this draft. The difficulty is in identifying and then coaching up that player. The same draft that produced Tim Couch at #1 also produced Champ Bailey at #7. David Carr was drafted #1 the same year that Ed Reed went 24th. The same draft that had Courtney Brown at #1 also had Jamal Lewis at #5, Shaun Alexander at #19 and Tom Brady at #199. Alex Smith was #1 in the year that Aaron Rodgers was #24, Vincent Jackson was #61, Frank Gore was #65, and Justin Tuck was #74.

 
April 15, 2013  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Old Andy is at it again

He's going to have a very difficult time selling this ice to an eskimo though.

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