Should the Kansas City Chiefs trade the No.1 pick?

By Damon Salvadore
Denny Medley-US Presswire

The team on the hot seat right now is the team with the number-one draft pick, the Kansas City Chiefs. They’ve  had a busy off-season, starting off the new year by signing head coach Andy Reid and new general manager John Dorsey. But the Kansas City Chiefs have a big decision on their hands: what should they do with the No. 1 overall pick? Recent draft history with No. 1 overall picks has treated teams well. The last five top picks have been good players: Andrew luck, Cam Newton, Jake Long, Sam Bradford and Matthew Stafford.

There’s no denying the Chiefs need a quarterback. Unfortunately, this draft doesn’t look to be as great a quarterback class as the famous draft class of 83′, or even as good as last year’s draft with Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson.  Many fans want Geno Smith and Matt Barkley, but the fact remains that Smith played against sub-par Big 12 competition, and Barkley had a tough senior season filled with injures.

The Chiefs should heavily consider trading the No. 1 overall pick. This isn’t the NBA where one player makes or breaks an entire roster. If the Chiefs can get back multiple players and numerous draft picks for the prized possession of the No. 1 pick, I say do it. The Chiefs could trade the pick to improve upon their weakness at the tight end position and build for the future. They aren’t in a win-now situation like most teams, and need to build for the future. With Peyton Manning in the division, the AFC West is almost impossible to win.

Andy Reid will most likely improve the quarterback play from last season. That’s his specialty – handling quarterbacks. The big question is, with what quarterback? With a pretty weak draft class for quarterbacks on the horizon, it may be wise to trade the No. 1 pick and test free agency instead.

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