John Dorsey trades out of the first round; Day 2 Preview

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Last night was the first night of the three day spectacle that is the NFL Draft, and for most fans of the Kansas City Chiefs, it ended in the most disappointing way possible.

First, receivers Will Fuller (Texans, No. 21), Josh Doctson (Washington, No. 21), and Laquon Treadwell (Vikings, No. 22) went one right after the other. Then, Houston’s William Jackson (a fan favorite of many), went to the Bengals at 24, leaving many Chiefs fans wondering if there would any cornerbacks worth taking in the first round when the Chiefs turn to pick came. Then, with Seattle Seahawks on the clock, the Denver Broncos traded up (giving up 3rd round pick No. 94) and selected Memphis QB Paxton Lynch. Once again, it seemed, the Chiefs were passing on what could be their franchise guy. Worse yet, they let a hated division rival do it.

Then, just when it couldn’t get any worse…

But, it did. The Chiefs traded out of the first round.

Giving up #28, the Chiefs acquired the San Francisco 49ers 2nd round pick No. 37, 4th round pick (105), and 6th round pick (178). The 49ers then used the pick on Stanford guard Joshua Garnett (whom, I had mocked to Kansas City in the 2nd round). This seems like lunacy on the part of John  Dorsey, but it actually makes a lot of sense when you consider the names that fell out of the first round.

  • Alabama ILB Reggie Ragland (could it have the enlarged aorta?)
  • UCLA ILB Myles Jack (his knee is supposedly in better condition than Jaylon Smith’s)
  • Alabama DT’s Jarran Reed and A’Shawn Robinson (better run stuffers than pass rushers, and in a passing league, that hurts their stock)
  • Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander (Lack of INT’s, size, and cocky attitude may have played a part here)

The Chiefs, by moving out of the first, get two extra picks, and in a deep draft for their needs (CB, G, WR, DL, LB) have what it takes to pick up impact players. With the 2nd and 3rd rounds tonight, Kansas City will be selecting twice (barring any further moves), but could add to that with a potential Knile Davis trade, who has been reportedly being shopped by the team.

Right now, I think Mackensie Alexander or Cody Whitehair (if they’re there) make the most sense. Alexander has Peters-like swagger, and like him, he backs up his talk with resounding play (allowed 19 catches on 57 targets last season). Their combine measurable are also surprisingly similar (same vertical jump, 37.5 inches, and same broad jump, 10’1″ feet).Alexander, in a secondary with Marcus Peters and Eric Berry, would be lethal. The argument for Whitehair is that the Chiefs guard situation is a little sketchy. Jah Reid played fairly well at the RG position, but Zach Fulton and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif seemed overmatched too often. Whitehair could come in, stabilize the line, and give the Chiefs five solid linemen.

I’ve also been reading a lot of fans on Chiefs Twitter who want John Dorsey to take Reggie Ragland or Myles Jack at 37. I condone and disagree, at the same time, with this argument. I’m for it because I know Derrick Johnson is 33 years old and we have no proven linebackers behind him and picking one of the two would provide excellent transition. I’m against it because both have serious health issues, and while Dorsey has drafted three inside linebackers since 2013, none were picked before the 4th round. Meaning, its not his tendency to take an ILB this high.

Rejoice, Chiefs fans, your team will pick tonight.

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