Chiefs Trade Back With 49ers, Pick Up Additional Pick from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs came into the 2016 NFL Draft holding two picks within the first 125 selections, and after trading back with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night, they now have three picks within the first 105 selections.
It was a great move for the Chiefs, who traded their first (No. 28 overall) and seventh-round (No. 249 overall) picks to the San Francisco 49ers for their second (No. 37 overall), fourth (No. 105 overall) and sixth-round (No. 178 overall) picks.
With this move, the Chiefs picked up an additional selection to give them eight total for the weekend.
What We Learned From Chiefs GM John Dorsey on Thursday from The Mothership
Q: When you started the day, did you feel like this was the likeliest outcome?
DORSEY: "I had had three or four scenarios that I had kind of worked on during the course of the week leading into this. And then when I was taking my walk - actually, you know what I did today, I took the Lamar Hunt Sr. walk all the way around both complexes for about 45 minutes just to kind of get the blood flowing a little bit, it gave me time to think about certain things that I wanted to do. Trading down was a possibility, a real possibility if a, b or c were not there. At the end of the day, I'm very satisfied with where we are with this."
Q: Who were a, b and c?
DORSEY: "I knew you would ask that."
Draft Night Q&A with Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt from The Mothership
Q: How do you want the rookies who come in to be connected to Kansas City?
"One of the first things I tell the rookies, I tell them when we have them in next week, we have a rookie night when I get a chance to speak to them, is I emphasize the history of the organization and how important it is for all of our players to give back to the community. It's a principle that my dad established when the team came here in 1963, and something he carried for four or so decades, and I made sure that I've done that ever since. We are so proud of our players and everything that they do to give back to the community."
Facts and Stats About Chiefs' First-Round Trade with 49ers from The Mothership
The Chiefs have traded their first-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers one other time in franchise history, trading the 18th overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft to the 49ers in exchange for QB Joe Montana, S Dave Whitmore and San Francisco's 1994 third-round selection (96th overall, eventually used on WR Chris Penn).
Around the AFC West: Night One Picks from The Mothership
Joey Bosa, defensive end, Ohio State
According to Lance Zierlein of NFL.com, Bosa is a "body beautiful college end who has the talent and upside to play with a hand down or standing in the pros. Bosa might not have the pure edge speed to be an elite pass rusher, but his hand usage and ability to generate push as a bull-rusher should make him a very good 4-3 base end or a 34 outside linebacker. Bosa has a few more flaws than some may be willing to admit and his upside might be good rather than great, but his traits and growth potential as a player make him a safe selection.
Chiefs trade out of first round, get second-, fourth-, sixth-round picks from San Francisco from The Kansas City Star
"I know everybody's a little frustrated because you don't get a first-round pick, but I think the draft is a three-day process," said Chiefs general manager John Dorsey.
"We had some options to go up ... but we feel like this is the best decision for us going forward."
The move allows the Chiefs to essentially recoup the third-round pick they were forced to surrender when the NFL disciplined them for tampering before acquiring receiver Jeremy Maclin during free-agency in March 2015.
Dorsey, however, said the decision to trade down didn't have anything to do with the loss of that third-round pick and added that they made the decision to trade down because two players — whom he declined to name — went before the Chiefs' pick.
Chiefs trade first-round pick to 49ers, acquire additional picks from Chiefs Digest
The Chiefs moved out of the first round Thursday night by trading the 28th overall pick and a seventh-round pick (249th overall) to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 49ers' second- (37th overall), fourth- (105th overall) and sixth-round pick (178th overall).
"We thought it best within the organization to move back to acquire some picks because as we target this thing, we think the true depth of this draft lies in between the second, the third and the fourth round itself," general manager John Dorsey said.
The Chiefs gained a couple of additional picks but failed to recoup the third-round choice they lost as part of the penalty for tampering last year with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who was then a prospective free agent. The Seattle Seahawks netted a third-round pick for trading down five spots from 26 to 31 with the Denver Broncos but the Chiefs failed to get a three despite moving down from 28 to 37.
By trading top pick, Chiefs helped fill a void from The Kansas City Star
No GM ever tells all, naturally, and Dorsey has no obligation to give full disclosure — especially if he's embarrassed by the team being penalized.
Still, it's hard to believe that he hadn't been considering this possibility since the recent denial of the Chiefs' appeal of the NFL's ridiculously arbitrary penalty (which included fines and the loss of their sixth-round pick next year).
In fact, it wouldn't have been due diligence if the Chiefs weren't contemplating how to fill that gap.
Particularly in a draft year in which he believes the "sweet spot" in value is to be had between the second and fourth rounds.
There's obviously no way to know how all that will play out, because for all the exhaustive vetting and invasive probing of prospects, for all the self-scouting of any given team's needs, the draft still remains tinged with uncertainty.
But here is a hint of why amassing, or at least refilling picks, is a good strategy for the Chiefs.
Whether they select Jack or another player at 37, the Chiefs have options after moving out of the first round. They now have three of the draft's top 105 picks after acquiring second- and fourth-round picks from the 49ers as part of the trade. The Chiefs, who have no third-round pick, had just two of the top 125 picks before the trade.
"There are some good players left there right now," Dorsey said. "Who's to say I won't take some of [the extra draft picks] and move up ...?"
The Chiefs turned the NFL Draft into the feeling of being stood up on a first date from The Kansas City Star
There is inherent risk on both sides of any trade, but the team that drops down does so with a specific kind of confidence. Trading up means faith in the evaluation of one player. Trading down means conviction in the evaluation of many, because you can't be certain who will be available when the pick comes up.
This is the fourth draft since Dorsey and Reid took over, which is long enough to have established a track record, short as it may be.
The picks of Travis Kelce in the 2013 third round and Marcus Peters in the 2015 first round have provided the organization with cornerstones at important positions. Dee Ford in the first round of 2014 looks like a miss. Eric Fisher first overall in 2013 looks like the best the Chiefs could've done with an underwhelming stack of choices.
Chairman Clark Hunt still isn't happy that the Kansas City Chiefs lost their appeal of their tampering case and as a result won't have a third-round pick in this year's draft.
But he isn't buying into the theory popular among some fans that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is part of a conspiracy to drag the Chiefs down.
"I don't feel like he has a vendetta against the Kansas City Chiefs,'' Hunt said this evening during an interview with Kansas City radio station WHB.
Kansas City is ‘very interested' in holding NFL Draft from The Kansas City Star
The NFL Draft is likely looking for a new home next year, and Kansas City is among cities that have expressed interest.
"Very interested," Kansas City Sports Commission president and CEO Kathy Nelson said.
Kansas City has submitted an intent to bid and is awaiting instructions from the NFL on the next step.
The information sent by Kansas City includes examples of how the city has handled recent big events, including the parade to celebrate the Royals' World Series championships, and demonstrates "how our city activates around large events," Nelson said.
Charles revealed on his blog the disappointment he felt at being drafted in the third round. He indicated he had been told he would be drafted in the first or second round, which was the reason he left college at Texas a year early. Charles wrote that he would have stayed a Longhorn had he known he would drop to the third round.
He also recalled his surprise that the Chiefs were the team that drafted him.
Chiefs trade out of first round for a sixth time from The Kansas City Star
The Chiefs landed two of their most productive quarterbacks by trading first-round picks. In 2001, Trent Green came from the Rams in exchange for the Chiefs' overall No. 12 selection. Green was the Chiefs' starter from 2001 until the 2006 season and is second in career passing yards.
Joe Montana arrived from the 49ers for the 1993 season in a trade for the No. 18 overall selection. In the first of his two years in Kansas City, Montana led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game. The playoff victories that season were the first for the organization until last season.
Oregon State's Kyle Peko enjoyed Chiefs visit from The Kansas City Star
Before Kyle Peko's visit to the Chiefs in early April, linebacker D.J. Alexander — a former teammate of Peko's at Oregon State — gave him some advice.
"He kept telling me, ‘You better be in shape come draft day,'" Peko said with a laugh.
"It went awesome, it was a good experience," Peko said of his pre-draft visit to Kansas City. "I got to meet some of the coaches and see the facilities, which was really cool."Peko, a 6-foot-1, 305-pound defensive tackle, took those words to heart. Now he hopes to hear his name called during the NFL Draft, which started Thursday and ends Saturday.
Chiefs swap first-round pick to 49ers for a second, fourth and sixth from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City
Several hours before the start of the NFL draft, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey decided to take an afternoon walk around Arrowhead Stadium and Kauffman Stadium in an attempt to clear his head.
He mulled over different options, the players that might be available when the Chiefs were finally on the clock at No. 28. But he also considered the possibility that another team would want to trade up for the late-round pick, allowing Kansas City to gain valuable choices later on.
It turned out to be exactly what happened.
There were five teams picking in front of Elway's Denver Broncos who had seriously considered the University of Memphis quarterback. They were the Chicago Bears with the No. 11 overall pick, the New Orleans Saints at No. 12, and New York Jets at No. 20, and Kansas City Chiefs at No. 28 and Arizona Cardinals at No. 29.
All five have quarterbacks - Chicago's Jay Cutler (33 years old on Friday), the Saints' Drew Brees (37), the Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick (33) if he does re-sign as expected, the Chiefs' Alex Smith (32 next week) and Cardinals' Carson Palmer (36) -- who are perhaps in their final year as starter with their teams.
The Broncos needed a quarterback, period...
UNI's Deiondre' Hall hoping for draft celebration from The Des Moines Register
"We took a lot of different roads," said Miller, who began his college career at Kansas and recently worked out with the Kansas City Chiefs. "UNI definitely helped me get to my potential and helped me refocus my grind."
Hall seems to have the most promise, despite his humble beginnings at Blue Springs (Mo.) High School.
Daxton was diagnosed with cancer last year. His tiny frame once housed a mass the size of a grapefruit, but after long, hard months of surgery and treatment, the 1-year-old is now in remission. Thursday, he visited the same halls where he's spent so much time, this time dressed in a superhero outfit and with his very own sidekick. Kelce is often the one in the spotlight, but Thursday, all the focus was on the strong, young patients fighting off their illnesses.
Angie Smith is Daxton's mom. She said, "I'm excited for Travis because there's no better feeling than seeing kids and being able to motivate them, and I don't think there's anything more motivating than the kids on this floor."
The elite field of athletes includes 11 Hall of Famers and dozens who earned Most Valuable Player awards. Among the NFL Hall of Famers are Marcus Allen, Tim Brown, John Elway, Jerry Rice, Marshall Faulk, Jerome Bettis and the aforementioned Emmitt Smith, Steve Young and Cris Carter.
They will be joined by a strong contingent of active NFL quarterbacks including 2014 MVP Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, Blake Bortles of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Ryan Fitzpatrick of the New York Jets, Alex Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs and Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals.
Windsor's Arjen Colquhoun hopes to hear his named called in NFL Draft from The Windsor Star
At Michigan State's Pro Day, Colquhoun posted a vertical jump of 37 inches, a broad jump of 10 feet and one inch while running the 20-yard shuttle in 4.16 seconds and posting a time of 4.55 in his 40-yard dash.
While NFL teams were talking about Spartans quarterback Connor Cook, left tackle Jack Conklin and defensive end Shilique Calhoun, Colquhoun's name was suddenly in the conversation.