The Chiefs can go a lot of different ways in the draft, and if they were to make this trade, there would probably be mixed feelings from the majority of the fan base, but there would be also a lot of optimism. It'd be a big risk, but one that could help the franchise a ton in the next 10-15 years. Here we go:
Going into this, you should know that this is how I have the draft going:
1. Colts- Andrew Luck QB
2. Redskins- Robert Griffin III QB
3. Vikings- Matt Khalil, or Morris Claiborne or Justin Blackmon (Doesn't matter to us)
Now this is where the Chiefs come in:
The Browns have the 4th overall pick, and most likely are looking to pick Justin Blackmon, the best WR in the draft. Our advantage is, that this years draft is stacked in wide-outs and if they were to move back to no.11 overall (The Chiefs Pick) They'd still be able to draft either Trent Richardson RB or another WR in Michael Floyd. Also, they do want a quarterback, someone to replace Colt McCoy or at least get him very legitimate competition. Well we can offer that, This is the trade that we would be making:
Matt Cassel QB
Chiefs 1st round pick (no.11 overall)
Chiefs 3rd round pick
Chiefs 4th round pick
Browns 1st round pick (no. 4 overall)
Browns 5th round pick
Why Would the Chiefs make this trade?
Then The Chiefs would draft QB Ryan Tannehill out of Texas A&M who is projected to go in the top 10. According to plenty NFL Scouts, Tannehill has everything you want in a franchise quarterback. He has a strong arm, great accuracy, and he can run and move around in the pocket. At his Pro Day, he completed 65 of 68 passes, and two of those incomplete passes were drops. Also, he ran a 4.62 on his 40 yard dash, which is faster than Andrew Luck's 40. Pretty impressive. It works for the Chiefs too, because even if Tannehill isn't exactly what the Chiefs were looking for in his 1st season, they can rely on Jamaal Charles on Peyton Hillis in the running game. And, it should be easier for Tannehill than it would be with other teams, because he would have a good, young defense, good receivers, and a top tier NFL running game in Jamaal Charles, Peyton Hillis, and Dexter McCluster.
Why would the Browns make this trade?
The reason that the Browns would make this trade is this:
They are looking for legitimate QB competition, and a QB that may be able to start and take them to the playoffs, Matt Cassel has done that before with the Chiefs. Also, with their 4th overall pick, they were likely to take WR Justin Blackmon, or RB Trent Richardson. If they were to have the Chiefs no. 11 overall pick, they would still be able to land a top 3 WR in Michael Floyd, or Alshon Jeffery. They also have the no. 22 overall pick, where they would be able to draft a RB in Chris Polk. They also would be earning another 3rd and 4th round pick to fill more wholes, and add depth to their struggling team.
All in All:
The Chiefs would be getting a possible franchise QB with tons of potential, and also a 5th round pick, to make things even, where they maybe could strike gold. The Browns would still have two 1st round picks, still being able to fill their RB and WR wholes, they'd be getting Legit QB competition and somebody who could take them to the playoffs, and also they would have two 3rd round picks, and two 4th round picks. To me, this is a win-win for both teams. But yes, we are here to talk about the Chiefs, and I would be jumping for joy if were able to draft Ryan Tannehill at no. 4 overall. He has all the potential you need, and he has everything you need in a franchise QB. Strength, Accuracy, Speed, No off the field problems, and he'd have talent all around him in the Chiefs huddle. Also, the Chiefs would still have their 2nd round pick, which is good for them.
What do you think? Would you do this trade? Why or why not? Comment with your thoughts, your possible trades on draft day, and really anything else! Go Chiefs!
Ultimate Ryan Tannehill Highlights (via TheVikingsworld2011)