2013 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Strongly Considering Geno Smith With the No. 1 Pick?
Despite finishing with the worst record in the league last year, the Kansas City Chiefs are in the perfect position to bounce back next season as they acquired Alex Smith from the San Francisco 49ers to go along with having the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Chiefs have plenty of options when it comes to the top pick and even though Smith was brought on to be the starting quarterback for the 2013 season, it appears the team is still considering Geno Smith of West Virginia.
In a quarterback class that is arguably weaker compared to previous years, Smith has stood out from the rest over the last couple of weeks and could be the most talented player at his position from this year’s class. There are plenty of teams that could use a quarterback like Smith on their roster, but if the Chiefs were to use the top pick on him–they would obviously let him develop for a year or two behind Smith.
The Chiefs wouldn’t have gone out of their way to acquire Smith if they didn’t plan on using him next season and while rookie quarterbacks have seen plenty of success over the last couple of seasons–having Smith learn from the sidelines at the beginning of his career wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world if Kansas City did end up using the top pick on him. Not only will it be interesting to see if the Chiefs use the top pick on Smith, but the chances of the team using their interest in the quarterback as leverage to see if any teams consider a trade to move up and acquire Smith for themselves.
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