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Chiefs had trade talks with 5-6 teams before picking Auburn's Dee Ford in 2014 NFL Draft

The Kansas City Chiefs had opportunities to move down in the 2014 NFL Draft but ended up staying put and selecting Auburn LB Dee Ford.


It was believed (and reported) that the Kansas City Chiefs were interested in moving back in the 2014 NFL Draft but they held onto the 23rd overall pick and selected Auburn LB Dee Ford.

Did the Chiefs have a chance to trade back?

It would appear so. Chiefs GM John Dorsey said they were talking with multiple trade partners.

"We had five or six teams that we were talking to as this was beginning to unfold," Dorsey said on Thursday night. "At the end of the day, when you take the player and the compensation offer and you really think about what's best, you go with the player. The compensation didn't outweigh what the player's value was; we felt that the player's value was the best thing for us."

RelatedWhat you need to know about Dee Ford

We don't know the terms of any of those deals so it's impossible to judge whether the Chiefs made the right move. Dorsey called Ford the "second best pass rusher in the draft", presumably behind Jadeveon Clowney. I should point out that Ford may disagree with the idea he's second best.

The 49ers and Browns were both teams that the ammo to move around. The Browns ended up trading to the No. 22 spot for quarterback Johnny Manziel (ouch). They gave up a third round pick to go from No. 26 to No.22. The 49ers stayed put at No. 30 and took safety Jimmie Ward.

This report from NFL Network would suggest the Falcons possibly believed the Chiefs would take Ford.

Wonder if they called Kansas City. They had the No. 37 overall pick. Would you moved back to No. 37 for an extra third round pick? I'd think long and hard about that.

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