With the Kansas City Chiefs reportedly “open for business” and looking to trade down from the No. 5 spot, they are not just looking to pick up extra picks. According to NFP’s Michael Lombardi, the team has their eye on a specific position in the second round.
One of the reasons the Chiefs want to move is because they feel they can get value in the second round at the offensive tackle position.
There has been plenty of talk about Scott Pioli taking Russell Okung, Bryan Bulaga or even Trent Williams at the top of the first round, but little mention of offensive tackle being a target later in the draft.
At the beginning of the second round, the focus would shift to players like Vladimir Ducasse from UMass, Indiana’s Rodger Saffold or USC’s Charles Brown. Though Brown has been a “hot” names lately, that could simply be posturing by his agent to try and get a team to bite at the tail end of the first round.
I have been pretty vocal about the Chiefs need to address much bigger issues — safety, linebacker — before thinking about bringing in a new left tackle. When you start talking about being able to help the defense in the first round and adding to the offensive line in the second round, the idea becomes much more palatable.