Earlier today, NJ.com's Eliot Shorr-Parks speculated that the Kansas City Chiefs might be a candidate to acquire the Philadelphia Eagles' first-round pick at No. 32.
“Tied for the least amount of picks in the 2018 NFL Draft with just a total of six, the Eagles are looking to trade out of the first round and acquire more picks, according to a personnel executive for another NFC team who requested anonymity to speak freely.”
With the Eagles' apparent desire for volume in the 2018 draft, this could be tricky for the Chiefs.
Storr-Parks suggests the Chiefs would need to give a second, third and fourth-round selection in order to make the math work per the draft pick trade table.
The Eagles’ pick is worth 590 points. The Chiefs would need to give up picks 54 (360 points), 78 (200 points) and 124 (48 points) in order to meet (and slightly exceed) the value of the 32nd pick.
While it would be exciting for the Chiefs to gain a selection on the first night of the draft, the cupboard would be left bare for the Chiefs to improve the roster with quality depth at multiple positions. The Chiefs would be left with only three top-125 selections (32, 86 and 122) and only six total (196, 233 and 243 additionally).
The best way for the Chiefs moving up in this year's draft is to dangle one of their 2019 second-round picks. There are a few teams that make sense as dancing partners in the early second round (possibly even the late first), but unless a team is willing to defer a significant part of the return until 2019's draft, I don’t foresee the Chiefs realistically being able to get into the first round.
The Eagles shouldn't have an issue fulfilling their need for multiple early to mid-round 2018 picks elsewhere, especially if a quarterback like Lamar Jackson is still on the board.
As for who could be an ideal team to trade picks with the Chiefs?
You'll have to listen to this Friday’s episode of the AP Chiefs Draft Show.