The Kansas Chiefs hold all the leverage in the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft. They have a capable quarterback on the roster, so what they choose to do with the #1 overall pick is not of the utmost urgency.
The Chiefs can draft Luke Joeckel, Shariff Floyd, Geno Smith or trade the pick to one of several teams who need a quarterback.
Andy Reid is as shrewd as they come and he’s playing the game right now. We reported last week that Andy Reid made it clear that Geno Smith was definitely an option for the Chiefs with the #1 pick.
Reid could really like Smith, or he could be trying to get teams such as the Jaguars, Jets, Raiders, and Eagles to take the bait and offer picks for that #1 spot.
Word from #Chiefs scouts: They're fascinated by Geno Smith, comparing him to a young McNabb. They love how he throws. Need to study deeper
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 27, 2013
It’s imperative that we understand this is a report. Reid and the Chiefs could definitely be smoke screening, because ultimately if they though Smith was a franchise quarterback, it would be no doubt who they were taking.
It does make for good conversation though.