With QB Sam Bradford most likely gone between picks 1-4 (most likely St.Louis), I see a great opportunity for Kansas City to pick up an extra draft pick in this draft. I think QB Jimmy Clausen will most definitely still be on the board and with teams such as Seattle, Cleveland, and Buffalo needing a QB, we can start negotiating a trade down. I see our best proposal coming from the Cleveland Browns. WHY? Well recently Cleveland has put Brady Quinn on the trading block, letting everyone know that he is not their QOTF. Cleveland currently owns the 7th pick in the first round and I just don't believe Seattle passes on Clausen, especially if Clausen has a good workout in his pro day. By moving down only two spots I think we would be able to pick up an extra 3rd round pick from Cleveland. Here are the trade values:
KC- 1(5) = 1700 CLEVELAND - 1(7) = 1500
3(71) = 235
Now we might have to give up a 5th rounder to sweeten the deal, but that is fine given that we have three.
The problem I can see, though, is if there is a player at #5 that the Chiefs really like, and they are afraid Seattle may turn around and select him instead. By this I mean S ERIC BERRY, who I really like and is my favorite player in this draft. We also all know that Pioli places a great emphasis on positional value, and safety may not be very high up on his list.
This is how I see the first seven picks of my draft playing out, given that this trade does go down.
1) ST LOUIS - QB SAM BRADFORD
2) DETROIT - DT NDAMUKONG SUH
3) TAMPA BAY - DT GERALD MCCOY
4) WASHINGTON - OT RUSSELL OKUNG
5) CLEVELAND- QB JIMMY CLAUSEN
6) SEATTLE - S ERIC BERRY
7) KANSAS CITY - OT BRIAN BULAGA (this is the pick if S Eric Berry is gone)
There's going to be a lot of people who may not like this pick but from what I hear it makes a lot of sense. There are connections there and it fills a great need for our offensive line. I hear he excels in run blocking, which needs to be our strength considering we have two great running backs, signaling we will run the ball more.
Anything can happen, though, but I think a trade down would be the best alternative for KC. And who knows, maybe ERIC BERRY will still be there at #7!