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Who we should draft #1

If the reports are true about the trade for Alex Smith, it looks like we will not be drafting Geno Smith #1 overall. To clarify, this is NOT A POST ABOUT OUR QB. We need to look at who will help us most at #1. Of course, we could trade back, IF we can find a trade partner. And unless someone falls in love with Geno, I don't see that happening.

Our options are:
OT- If we let Albert walk (bad move) we'll need a replacement. Top prospect is Luke Joekel. I don't like this move because it doesn't make us better, only younger.

CB- After losing Carr last season, and struggling all year to find a suitable replacement, we need a strong corner opposite Flowers. Top prospect is Dee Millner. He had a good season and a good combine performance, but he's far from a can't miss. Not totally sold, but it's a good option. I wouldn't call him a #2 CB, because in today's league you need 2 #1 corners.

LB- Since the unfortunate Belcher incident, we'll need an ILB to replace him. Unfortunately, there are no Ray Lewis prospects in this draft. I don't think Teo is a #1 overall guy.

G- Losing Lilja to retirement means we'll be short on the interior line. Top prospect- Chance Warmack. Everyone is saying he is the best thing since sliced bread, but you just don't draft a Guard #1 overall.

DL- We're probably losing both Dorsey and Jackson, so we may need another top DL this year. Outside of Star, there may not be anyone worth taking very high. And Star has a heart condition, so....

QB- we could still take our QBOTF in Smith, Barkley, Wilson, etc. I just don't see them using the #1 pick on a guy that probably won't see the field the next few years.

WR- If we can't keep Bowe, we may look at a WR, but I don't see anyone worth #1. There are better replacement options in FA.

GM- can we draft a better GM with our first pick? If so, I'd be all for it. I think we gave up the farm for Smith, and got hoodwinked. I guess only time will tell.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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