Originally written March 19, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
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Andy Reid is all about gamesmanship, and with his Kansas City Chiefs owning the #1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Reid is holding all the cards. The Chiefs traded for quarterback Alex Smith, so all indications were that the Chiefs would have their sights set on offensive tackle. Not so fast according to Reid.  The Chiefs are very aware that any team that covets quarterback Geno Smith will most likely have to trade up to the top of draft to acquire his services. Reid told Birds 24/7  that his own team drafting Geno Smith is not out of the question. “That doesn’t mean Geno is out of the water,” said Reid, surrounded by a group of Philadelphia reporters during the second day of the owners meetings. “I’m going to keep my eyes open on everybody. I think Geno is a good quarterback. We’ll just see how it all goes, get this workout thing going.” Reid was asked how many players he’s considering with the top pick.  Not surprisingly, he stated 8-10. “You can’t force a pick there. You can’t say, ‘I need this position’ or you’re going to miss a good football player, and that’s what you want to get from that position right there,” said the former Eagles coach, who was celebrating his 55th birthday Tuesday. “So we’re going to work everybody out and see what’s available.”
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