NFL Draft: The Chiefs Might Draft A Quarterback This Year

It might just be the typical predraft pump fake, but in recent weeks, it appears the talk of the teams at the top of the draft passing on top quarterbacks has intensified to the point the Chiefs may need to be prepared for at least one of them to fall to the No. 23 pick in the first round.

During a conference call on Thursday, NFL.com draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah says it’s unclear where Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, Central Florida’s Blake Bortles, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Fresno State’s Derek Carr will go this year.

By passing on the top quarterbacks, teams at the top of the draft would be duplicating the formula of Seattle and San Francisco, which have managed to build strong rosters around talented (and cheap) non-first-round quarterbacks. However, by taking a quarterback later in the first round, the Chiefs could essentially do the same thing.

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