When talking about possible trade partners with the Kansas City Chiefs, most of the names have centered around teams picking in the teens. Anything after that is a looong way to jump up in the draft, and probably pretty expensive.
But apparently the New England Patriots are interested in doing so, but not the 11th pick. According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, the Patriots have had discussions with the Seattle Seahawks about what it would take to move up to the 12th pick in the draft.
The Patriots own the 27th and 31st selections in the first round of the NFL draft.
I'm not sure who the target would be but if you believe the rumor then it would probably be someone not on the Chiefs radar, or else they'd be looking to move up to the 11th pick. New England's needs include defensive backs and pass rushers. The Chiefs, in my mind, are unlikely to take a pass rusher (outside linebacker) in the first round. Heading into full-speculation mode, that would suggest that the Patriots are interested in a pass rusher at No. 12.
The Seahawks have been connected to a number of pass rushers, including Quinton Coples, Melvin Ingram and even Chandler Jones, who is rising up draft boards.
It doesn't sound like this would have an impact on the Chiefs but it's pretty interesting that New England would even consider moving up that far. That's the advantage you have when you're manned with multiple first round picks, as it seems the Pats are every year.
Let's throw this out there: would you be fine with giving up the 11th pick for the 27th and 31st picks? How much more would you need?