AUSTIN TX - NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of Texas A&M during the game against University of Texas in the first half at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 25 2010 in Austin Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
It's that time of year when you have to question everything that's written about the NFL draft. Does this team really like that receiver? Would that team really trade up for that quarterback? Where is this team's interest in an offensive lineman coming from?
Lots of random "This team is interested in this player" type of stuff coming out. In Kansas City, a lot of the talk has been about the Chiefs
and a quarterback, specifically Ryan Tannehill.
In the unlikely event Tannehill makes it out of the top 10, I believe he'll be the 11th overall pick. That spot belongs to the Chiefs. I don't see the Chiefs taking Tannehill. I see Kansas City taking the best offer for the pick, and there will certainly be offers for that pick if Tannehill slips. Still, the most likely scenarios are Tannehill to Cleveland at four or Miami at eight. But why 11? Because teams around the league know how much Seattle loves Tannehill.
Apparently, the Seahawks
really, really like Tannehill. To the point where they're willing to draft him despite spending $8+ million per year on Matt Flynn
in free agency.
In this scenario, the 11th pick comes with Tannehill on the board, and the Chiefs trade down and pick up more draft picks. Count me as one person who would be thrilled if that happened to the Chiefs.
The question is: how far would you be willing to trade down? Late teens? Early 20s? 2013 first round pick?