The Kansas City Chiefs certainly have the ammo to trade up in the 2015 NFL Draft with 10 total picks and four selections in the top 100. Sports Illustrated's Peter King believes the Chiefs will use those picks to trade up and select Louisville WR DeVante Parker.
Here's what King said:
I would be surprised if Parker is still hanging around at this pick, but if he is, I think Chiefs GM John Dorsey would jump at the chance to grab him—especially ahead of Houston, which wants a receiver high in this draft. I might argue that no contending team has as big a single position need as Kansas City at wide receiver. No Chiefs wideout caught a touchdown pass last year, and now Dwayne Bowe has been let go (to Cleveland). The 6-2 ½ Parker's a perfect pick for Dorsey and Andy Reid.
Dark-horse pick here that would not surprise me one bit: Florida offensive lineman Cam Erving.
MNChiefsfan wrote a nice piece on Parker, which you can read here. I'm not a huge fan of trading up but at least the Chiefs are giving up a fourth rounder and not a third. Peter King says the Chiefs are among the teams looking to trade up -- if a great receiver is there. I see receiver as a need for the Chiefs but maybe not one at the level that King suggests. Go back and check out Andy Reid's history with receivers and it would not be unusual at all for the Chiefs to enter the 2015 season with largely the group they have now. The Chiefs can obviously get better at receiver but to the point where trading up is a necessity? I'm not so sure about that.
King's mock has six receivers in the first round.
3. Amari Cooper
13. Kevin White
15. DeVante Parker
16. Phillip Dorsett
19. Breshad Perriman
25. Nelson Agholor