West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith has been mocked to the Kansas City Chiefs many times over the last month, but there is less talk about what they could do next. While having the top pick is very important, their next pick (34th overall, they switch spots with Jacksonville in the second) is pretty high too, and it's vital that they get a good player there. But who will it be?
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In Walter Football's latest mock draft, the Chiefs take Smith with the first overall pick over left tackle Luke Joeckel out of Texas A&M. However, there's a new wrinkle that was just added:
There's a new caveat, which is Philadelphia's restructuring of its mobile quarterback's contract. Nick Foles is now likely to be traded. Andy Reid used a second-day selection on him last year, so I don't see why he wouldn't do that again (he may only have to deal his fourth-rounder). If Reid acquires Foles, he'll draft Joeckel to protect him.
Given the possibility that Reid could trade for his former QB protege in Philadelphia, it would change everything at the top of the draft. The Chiefs could draft Joeckel and then pick any number of players at the top of the second. But whether it's Smith or Joeckel, it's almost certain that Kansas City needs to add weapons to an atrocious offense. That weapon? Walter projects WR DeAndre Hopkins out of Clemson:
I wouldn't spend the money on Bowe; he's overrated because he's inconsistent and piles up most of his stats in garbage time. He was responsible for a ton of turnovers, including both of Matt Cassel's interceptions against the Ravens.
It's possible that Bowe won't want to leave now that Reid has arrived, especially if he brings a new QB with him. That would alleviate the need for a receiver, but not completely, and it could still be addressed in the draft. Whether it's addressed this high, we don't know, but Hopkins would certainly be a good addition.
It's hard to imagine a scenario in which the Chiefs don't need more weapons.