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The problem with the Kansas City Chiefs trading back in the 2014 NFL Draft

The KC Chiefs should want to trade back. But most other teams probably do, too.

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Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert called this draft the deepest he's seen in 30 years. The KC Chiefs have a few holes to address so it makes sense for them to trade down and acquire more picks in this incredibly deep draft.

There's just one problem with trading down. You need another team who wants to trade up.

If this is such a deep draft, why are teams going to be clamoring to move up to the 23rd pick? Every team every year wants more draft picks. That is not unique to this draft. With the exception of a few teams at the top of the draft in need of an elite player who will be available (ahem, quarterbacks), just about every team in the NFL would jump at the chance to move back in the draft. Assuming, of course, the value is right in the trade.

So when we're talking about the Chiefs and the 23rd pick, know that most Chiefs fans, and probably the Chiefs themselves, would gladly trade back for the right deal. That's also true of the Eagles at No. 22 directly before the Chiefs and the Bengals at No. 24 directly behind the Chiefs.

If the trade opportunity does come around, I hope the Chiefs seriously consider it. But I'm not exactly wishful that a good opportunity will arise.

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