The 2013 NFL Draft just got a whole lot more interesting with the all but official hiring of Andy Reid in Kansas City.
The Kansas City Chiefs are the worst team in football, but look like they have gained a head coach who may have some fight left in him. Reid will now coach the team who has the first overall pick the the NFL Draft.
This will be huge if they also bring back his former partner-in-crime and General Manager Tom Heckert to reunite with Reid.
This changes everything with the draft, and now the possibilities are endless. Reid, who has 14 years of NFL coaching experience, will have the option to draft whoever he wants or trade the pick for more picks.
This is now a total 180 degree turn for the draft, scouts who imagined the Eagles going safe with a defensive or offensive lineman may have just lost their minds. Reid now has a chance to draft the raw talent that is West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.
Smith is projected to be the highest rated quarterback in the draft, and Reid proved his first year with the Philadelphia Eagles that a team needs a quarterback. He did so by drafting Donovan McNabb with their first overall pick.
It is doubtful that the Chiefs will try to get a player like Michael Vick (which would be ironic and hilarious) or any other free agent quarterback that Reid would not get a chance to mold.
Smith would be perfect for Reid to work with, his stock has just risen after Reid’s nine hours of talks with the Chiefs. This “lack-luster” draft will now be the most anticipated moment in this upcoming off-season.