The last time John Dorsey traded out of the first down turned out pretty well. The Kansas City Chiefs GM mentioned that last night after the Chiefs traded their first round pick to the 49ers in exchange for an extra fourth and sixth round pick.
I was racking my brain trying to think of who Dorsey was referring to. This was the first time he'd traded out of the first in Kansas City so it must have happened back in Green Bay.
"Jordy," Dorsey said.
Ah, that's it. The Packers traded back in 2008 with similar circumstances. The Packers went from 30 to 36 while the Chiefs went from 28 to 37. Green Bay selected Kansas State WR Jordy Nelson at 36 and I suppose that worked out. The Chiefs can only hope they're in the same ballpark of a pick like that.
More fun facts about the Chiefs trade out:
- The last time the Chiefs traded a first round pick to the 49ers? Joe Montana.
- The last time the Chiefs traded out of the first was in 2004. They selected DT Junior Siavaii in the second and WR Samie Parker in the fifth. Remember them?
- The two times before that that the Chiefs traded out of the first involved trades for QB Trent Green (2001) and Joe Montana (1993).
- This is the second time a John Dorsey draft has not picked a player in the first round.
- In 2007, Andy Reid traded his first round pick to Dallas. With the Cowboys 36th overall pick, the Eagles selected ... QB Kevin Kolb.