Okay so I have read both of your articles in the last couple of days and I love what you were thinking with trade partners especially the Eagles. I just wanted to write this to explain a few things about how the trade value chart really doesn't mean anything when a team really wants a player and they think they have to have that player and I have two examples. After I will give what I think the Chiefs will do with there new picks in this years draft.
First lets take a look at what the Chiefs did with Alex Smith, we needed a QB bad and I don't think that taking a QB with the number 1 pick was never in the cards for Reid and Dorsey they wanted Alex Smith from the start and they were going to get him no matter what. Dorsey and Reid felt that he gave them the best chance to win right now. We gave the 49ers the 34th pick in this years draft and a third next year that can turn into a second.
Since I think the Chiefs will make the playoffs this year lets assume that they get the 55nth pick in round 2 next year that pick is worth 350 and our 34th pick this year is worth 560 so we valued Alex Smith at 910 points which would be equal to the 18th pick in the first round. Is Smith worth this in my humble opinion as of right now no but if he takes us to the playoffs and gets us our first playoff win in a long time believe me all Chiefs fans will be saying we got a bargain with only giving up 2 second round picks.
Now lets take a look at what the Redskins gave up for RGIII they gave up the 6th, and the 33rd last year the 22nd this year and we will just assume they get the 22nd again next year, according to the trade value chart this is worth 3740 points. What did they receive the 2nd pick in round 1 last year that pick is valued at 2600 so they way overpaid according to the trade value chart. Or did they to me no they didn't and not because RGIII is clearly going to be good in the NFL for the rest of his career it is a good deal because they knew who they wanted and they did what they had to do to get him.
Now lets get to what I think will happen at the top of the draft this year inspired by your mock draft I too believe that the Eagles are very interested in Geno Smith, he fits Chip Kelly's system very well, we all know that Vick is only on a 1 year contract and probably won't be back next season he is hurt too often. Geno could come in and even sit behind Vick although I think he would end of beating him out in training camp plus the fan base is going to want him to start. If they want Geno the will do what they have to do to get him and if that means trading up to number 1 you better believe they are going to do it and it doesn't matter what the trade value chart says if there ends of being a bidding war for that top spot with say the Eagles, Raiders, Jags, and say the Browns the highest bidder will win out. I think there were multiple teams last year trying to trade up to the Rams at 2 and the Redskins just so happen to have the highest compensation.
What I believe will happen is the Eagles will ultimately win the bidding war and will send us the 4th and the 35th in this years draft along with their second round pick next year because I think the compensation that will be being offered by other teams would resemble this. I think the Chiefs are really only looking to get what they lost in the Alex Smith trade and this would do it, and if we make this trade and still draft Eric Fisher with the number 4 pick look for us to try and unload Albert overnight after round 1 leading into round 2 to one of the teams that missed out on the top three prospects at LT, this would give us 2 high second round picks which is being said is where the most talent is and I believe this to be true.
I will post my my mock with trades in another article that will include what I think the chiefs do with there new picks, just wanted to get my point across here that if a team wants a certain player like you said a specific player they will do what they need to, to get that player.