Posted February 22, 2013

Chiefs willing to deal No. 1 pick

Kansas City Chiefs, NFL Draft
Luke Joeckel is widely considered the top prospect available in this year's draft. (Michael Conroy/AP)

Luke Joeckel is widely considered the top prospect available in this year’s draft. (Michael Conroy/AP)

INDIANAPOLIS — New Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey has a message for any team interested in the No. 1 overall pick: Come and get it.

Dorsey said that he will examine all avenues with the 2013 NFL Draft’s top selection, including dealing it away.

“It’s a very unique situation … if anyone wants to come up, they’re more than welcome,” Dorsey said. “I’ll pick or trade it.”

The Chiefs, with Dorsey and new coach Andy Reid in place, could contemplate taking a quarterback with that top spot. Kansas City finds itself particularly devoid of elite talent at that position — Matt Cassel is a candidate to be released due to his hefty contract, while Brady Quinn is about to hit free agency.

West Virginia’s Geno Smith, Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib, USC’s Matt Barkley and Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson are just a few of the names that could intrigue the Chiefs, but Dorsey said that the franchise’s process of evaluating the QB position is in its early stages. He added that the Chiefs expect to meet with six to eight quarterbacks during the combine process.

“We haven’t a had a chance to interview the quarterbacks as a group yet,” Dorsey said. “This is the first time we’ve really met these guys.”

What goes on in the next couple days at the NFL’s scouting combine and at ensuing pro days could play a big role in the Chiefs’ hopes of trading down. As the situation stands right now, there is a limited pool of prospects that would entice another team to make the leap to the front of the line.

The best hope for the Chiefs might be that the offensive tackle group continues to emerge — right now, Luke Joeckel is an odds-on favorite to go No. 1, with Eric Fisher not far behind. One of a bevy of pass-rushers could help Kansas City’s cause, too, by separating himself from the pack in the coming weeks.

And if no takers emerge on the trade market, Dorsey said he’s confident that the Chiefs will find a guy worth the draft’s top spot.

“We’ll explore,” Dorsey said, “and find the best option for the Kansas City Chiefs.”

11 comments
Awkward
Awkward

Seattle has a QB they could throw in for that pick.

6marK6
6marK6

Man, getting that #1 can be so nice, sometimes. But then there is this year.

missjoanie
missjoanie

ARE WE WILLING TO FORGET ABOUT TIM TEBOW HE CAN PASS AND RUN .

WHICH WOULD HELP IN BOTH WAYS

kyyled5
kyyled5

maybe the worst year to have the #1 since Jake Long/Chris Long went 1-2.

RayHuggyBearYoung
RayHuggyBearYoung

The Chiefs just have to get the number 1 pick in a year that no player seems worth it.  Just no luck for this team.  Well no Luck.

pandah462
pandah462

 @missjoanie You should stop worrying about Timmy and shift your focus to learning better English.  Turn off Caps Lock, learn punctuation and figure out how to form sentences.

 

Oh, and Tebow is a joke.  He's a running back trying to play QB.  It's not working, sista.

Frostbite
Frostbite

 @missjoanie

 what you are missing is that once Tim took over the Bronco's offense the offensive production WENT DOWN. In the 4 games that Kyle Orton was the starter for the Broncos they scored at least 20 points 3 times. Game 5 he got injured and then Tim started all the 13 games after game 5. In those 13 game the Broncos scored at least 20 points only 4 times.

 

Tim's completion % during those game was 46.7 percent. I will give you that he can run but in the NFL you need to score and he simply doesn ot get that done. 

J B2
J B2

 @kyyled5 The guy picked after those two resurrected a franchise from rock bottom. MIA and STL fans wish they picked more wisely.

Man2
Man2

 @J B2  @kyyled5 The guy picked #18 that draft just won Super Bowl MVP honours, so yeah, pick wisely, pick a QB with your #1 pick.

kyyled5
kyyled5

 @J B2 Misread your comment. Sorry for implying you thought the Raiders were anything but terrible

kyyled5
kyyled5

 @J B2 If memory serves, Matt Ryan went 3 and McFadden went 4.

Ryan is the truth, but it might be a bit of a stretch to say McFadden has resurrected the Raiders. They've been DOA since 2003.