The 2014 NFL Draft is just over a week away, which is a good time to check in with Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey. The Chiefs hold the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and six picks overall. As Mitch Holthus said to Dorsey in this KCChiefs.com interview, Dorsey had six picks with the Green Bay Packers just one time. Obviously, he's used to having more picks.
Dorsey talked about two popular items in his interview with Holthus -- trading down and the deep receiver class. Because this is a team-issued interview, I'm always wondering about the messages Dorsey and the Chiefs are trying to send to their fans and to the rest of the league.
On possible trading down, Dorsey said, "What this draft gives you, it's very unique, because there's depth at every particular round as we go through here. As the course of the draft goes on, if there's a favorable moment to trade back and get some picks, we'll consider that. But we're never going to pass up a really good player either. I think what you have to do is go along the three-day cycle here and see how it plays itself out. All of a sudden, if you think you can go back a little bit and get some picks, you go do that."
Hmm ... he certainly seems open to the idea of trading back, something many Chiefs fans would agree with him on. The first round is on Thursday night but I wouldn't be too upset if the Chiefs traded back and didn't pick on that day.
Moving onto receiver, Dorsey once again acknowledges that this is a deep draft for the pass-catchers.
"As you look at the WR position," Dorsey said, "every round there's unique value at that position to be had all the way down to the seventh round. I think depth has shown up in the cornerback position. I think there's some good players to be selected on day one, day two, day three. There will be some players on day three that will play past their projected round they were taken in."
This falls into the idea that the Chiefs could go with another position at No. 23 because you can still get good value at receiver in later rounds. According to Chiefs fans, the top need is receiver.
Dorsey was asked about one of his draft tenets and he said, "Be patient and don't overvalue players because they'll eventually fall to you if you have the degree of patience."