Kansas City Chiefs Shouldn't Draft Geno Smith With the First Pick

By Andy Schmidt
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have some decisions to make before the NFL Draft in two weeks.

Kansas City finished 2-14 last season and has the No. 1 pick in the draft. The Chiefs were the worst team in the league in passing yards and that leads to conversation that the team may consider selecting Geno Smith with the top pick. Smith could become a great quarterback at some point but the Chiefs have other holes to fill, along with the fact that they traded for Alex Smith.

Geno Smith may be the next Robert Griffin III with his run-pass ability, but he isn’t worth the No. 1 pick. Kansas City needs to be going with offensive line in the draft and that means taking Luke Joeckel and not Smith with that pick.

I’m sure that won’t make current left tackle Branden Albert happy because you aren’t going to pick Joeckel at No. 1 and not start him, that said, there has been talk that the Chiefs would trade Albert to make room for Joeckel. That would probably be the smartest way to go especially if Kansas City can get two or three more picks back for him.

That would allow the Chiefs to fill more holes on their defense. The offense should be fine with Jamaal Charles in the backfield and Dwayne Bowe still playing wide receiver, along with Smith at quarterback. You need to be able to protect Smith however and while Albert is proven, the team should go get Joeckel.

Kansas City might even make a trade for Albert and then trades back into the first round to get a quarterback. I would think you need defensive line help after finishing 27th in rushing yards allowed though, and Kansas City has two weeks to figure this all out before they are officially on the clock.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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