No, the Kansas City Chiefs are not going to try and fight the rulebook so they can take Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. However, there are a ton of other NFL rumors that suggest the Chiefs will do this or that on draft day. They’re already on the clock with a slew of options and that’s a good thing for a team with the top pick…or is it?
The Chiefs desperately need a franchise quarterback to pair with pass-happy new head coach Andy Reid, but they won’t find one at the top of the this year’s draft. They might get lucky in the second or third rounds, but not with the top pick. However, they could get someone to protect their new signal-caller, whoever it will be and whenever he will arrive.
Texas A&M offensive table Luke Joeckel is the surest thing in the draft this year and he’s be a solid pick at No. 1 to make sure Kansas City’s passer stays upright. Alabama guard Chance Warmack is also an excellent choice, but he’s projected to go around No. 5 or later.
On the flip side, the Chiefs have been linked to the most interesting prospect in this year’s draft, Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, who is ranked as the top player on the board this year by many larger sports media networks.
There are some talented skill position players as well, like Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner, but his name hasn’t been floating around much as it pertains to the Chiefs and the top pick.
If I were Reid, I’d want Joeckel. He can’t get Clowney and there’s no quarterback worth taking, so Joeckel is his top selection unless the Chiefs decide to trade the pick, which could be their best option. Either way, we likely won’t know who the Chiefs take until their pick is announced on draft day, so enjoy all these rumors and the many more to come until then!