Originally Posted by Tribal Warfare
Chiefs open to trading up or down in the first round
The Chiefs got a big victory during the Combine, grabbing the 11th pick in the draft after winning a coin toss against the Seahawks, who will choose 12th. It may not seem like much of a difference, but GM Scott Pioli felt the win helps the Chiefs whether they want to keep the pick or trade it. "Not only is it a better opportunity for you to get what you want, but if there is an opportunity to make a trade, you are one spot higher, and the value of that pick is going to be that much greater," the GM said.
I was actually thinking about that this weekend.
With the Chiefs now selecting ahead of Seattle, it significantly increases our trade value to move back.
If a guy like Tannehill is available when we pick, a team may want to jump Seattle to draft him. Same goes for Richardson, who could also go to Seattle.