Chiefs, Packers could be looking at the same players in 2014 NFL Draft

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

How will the Green Bay Packers selecting two spots ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs affect the 2014 NFL Draft?

With GM John Dorsey on board, there are ties between the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers. Dorsey, of course, was in Green Bay for over 20 years before coming to Kansas City.

I have noticed through tracking the KC Chiefs 2014 draft interests that the Packers are often connected to the same player. With Dorsey having learned under Packers GM Ted Thompson, it's reasonable to suspect that the list of best available players between the Packers and Chiefs are similar because they're picking so close to each other in the draft.

The Packers pick No. 21 while the Chiefs are two picks later at No. 23. This brings up an interesting dynamic as pointed out by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

I'm sure there are scenarios where Chiefs fans would approve of a trade up but that's not on anyone's mind right now. Any trade talk has been centered around the Chiefs trading back, not up. Besides, the Chiefs don't have much draft capital to move up with just six total picks this year. Moving up from No. 23 to No. 20 would likely require the Chiefs third or fourth round pick, which I'm guessing Dorsey doesn't want to part with.

While it is an interesting dynamic, I'm not too interested in talking about the Chiefs moving up to best the Packers.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker