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Kansas City Chiefs draft 2014: Anyone worth trading up for?

The KC Chiefs have the 23rd overall pick and no second round pick. Is there anyone worth trading up for?


Kansas City Chiefs fans believe the top two needs this offseason are safety and receiver. It just so happens that the Chiefs have already met with two of the top safeties (Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor) and two of the top receivers (Mike Evans and Marqise Lee) in the 2014 NFL Draft.

As of now, one of those players could be a good guess for the Chiefs pick at No. 23 next May. But not all of those players are guaranteed to be there. In fact, it's very possible that all four players could be gone by the time the Chiefs 23rd pick rolls around.

The Chiefs likely have or will have a small group of players or just one player who they might want to trade up for ... if the price is right. And the price has to be right for the Chiefs because they don't have much capital (see: draft picks) to move up. Without a second round pick, the Chiefs are very limited in how far they could move up.

I'm not sure that the Chiefs could pick someone in this draft who would change the course of the franchise so drastically that it would be worth giving up their precious third round pick.

As for trading back ... every year almost every team would trade back for the right deal. You move back a few spots, pick up an extra pick or two and draft more good players. The reason every team wants to do this is because no team picks a player and thinks, "This guy is going to be a bust." Every team thinks their draft picks will work out so every team would gladly take more picks (with the exception being a top QB available for a team at the top of the draft).

But back to trading up. Is there anyone worth trading up for this year?

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