My favorites stories this time of year are the post-draft stories where a reporter was actually in the draft room for the draft. The MMQB’s Peter King did just that in San Francnisco with the 49ers over the weekend.
From his report this morning there was a Chiefs mention. Apparently, the Chiefs talked about moving up all the way to the fifth pick.
At one point discussion turned to the rest of the first round. Peters heard reliably that Kansas City, picking 27th, was moving way up to Tennessee at five. Presumably for a quarterback. “I hear it’s for a one, two, four and next year’s one,” Shanahan said. “They offered that to Tennessee.”
Said Shanahan: “The only other guy that I can think of that they would really need would be Leonard Fournette. Would that be possibly worth that?”
“Don’t think so,” Lynch said. “That doesn't fit Andy [Reid]'s style, I don't think, a big back.”
First, if the Chiefs traded up that much to draft Leonard Fournette, I would stop being a Chiefs fan, put my house on the market and move to Jacksonville so I could cheer for a team that knows it’s bad.
Second, the Jets were picking sixth so I guess that’s who the Chiefs would be concerned about moving ahead of? The difference between the two trades isn’t that much. They both include next year’s first rounders but the actual trade to No. 10 included a third round pick and the trade to No. 5 would have included a second and a fourth.