The Kansas City Chiefs have the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and are expected to take a wide receiver with that pick, whereas the Green Bay Packers have the 21st pick and are expected to pull an impact player on defense in the first. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport notes that both Chiefs GM John Dorsey and Packers GM Ted Thompson hold similar draft philosophies (Dorsey, after all, worked for the Packers front office), and the Chiefs could thus trade up in order to select the “best player available” before the Packers pick.
Not only does this tweet hint at a possible trade up for the Chiefs, but it also indicates that either team could bypass a need in an effort to scoop up a prospect that slips too far. It’s anyone’s guess as to who these teams are specifically eyeing, but any tweet like this from a top NFL Insider is worth filing away.
Unless if this prospect is a highly valued commodity that wouldn’t make it past the Packers or Philadelphia Eagles at 22, then it’s probably a reach to trade up for said prospect. But we’ll see if anything like this materializes, so keep this tweet from Rapoport in mind, especially if similar rumors surface before the draft. By the way, the Arizona Cardinals have the 20th pick, and the Miami Dolphins seem to be contemplating a trade down from 19.