Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/2/13

The Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey has been very active this offseason, starting from the top down. He first started by signing head coach in Andy Reid, who was with the Philadelphia Eagles for over the past decade.  They then they traded for quarterback Alex Smith from San Francisco only having to give up their second round pick this year (and a conditional in next year’s draft).  They have also made moves on offense by franchising tackle Brandon Albert (there is talk about him being available for two draft picks) resigning franchise WR Dwayne Bowe and signing Donnie Avery (Colts) and Mardy Gilyard (Eagles) and then on defense by signing CB Sean Smith (Dolphins) and Dunta Robinson (Falcons). Their next move could change their future and this year’s draft.  Here is a mock version of what the Chiefs could do to re-build their team and put themselves back in the race for the AFC West. Round 1 – Pick #1: They trade the pick to the Arizona Cardinals. The Bills really want Geno Smith and they know with the Jaguars and Raiders in front of them, they know their chance of getting Smith are slim so they go for broke and trade for the one number selection. The Cardinals will give the Chiefs their first round pick (#7 overall), their second round selection (#6 in the round) and their first round pick in next year’s draft.  They really want Luke Joeckel, but this is too good to pass up Round #1 – Pick #7:  They select Oklahoma Tackle Lane Johnson He is not Joeckel, but for the value, he is someone they can anchor around, especially when they trade Brandon Alberts (they will move him to Carolina for their second round choice, #12 in the round).  Johnson’s length and quickness will bring back the value in losing Albert. Round #1 – Pick 28:  They trade their second round pick (#6 in the round from Arizona) and their fourth round (#2 in the round) to New England for #28 overall. The Chiefs select North Carolina Guard Jonathan Cooper The Chiefs now with some extra picks from these trades give them some flexibility.  Reid, who has a history making trades with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick, gets the transaction out of the way early and gets the second rated guard before other teams snatch him up.  Cooper could team with Johnson for the next decade protecting Smith and opening lanes for RB Jamaal Charles. Round #2 – Pick #12:  The Chiefs select OLB Khassem Greene from Rutgers Greene can play the weak side linebacker (Will) position very well.  His performance at the combine and the Rutgers pro day were consistent, but not outstanding.  He is similar to Georgia’s Alec Ogletree, who also started their college careers at safety before moving to the outside linebacker position.  Greene is just a little bit smaller in size and weight than Ogletree, which he is in the second round, and Ogletree went in the first. Round #3 – Pick #1:  The Chiefs select RB Stepfan Taylor from Stanford Taylor is a tough runner that will provide a nice compliment to Charles, where he will not be required to come in be the man right away.  Taylor should also take the place where Peyton Hillis did not last year. Round #5 – Pick #1:  The Chiefs select DE William Gholston from Michigan State At the beginning of last season people were talking about Gholston in the first round, but a subpar year caused his stock to drop.  I think the Chiefs will be more than happy to take a chance on a player who finds ways to get into the backfield and cause havoc.  This could be a steal if he falls this far. Round #6 – Pick#2:  The Chiefs select WR Ace Sanders from South Carolina Sanders can play multiple positions on offense and special teams.  Sanders can play outside and catch balls across the middle just as efficiently.  If also needed he can returns punts like he did in the Bowl game last year vs. Michigan. Round #7 – Pick#1:  The Chiefs select FB Zack Boren from Ohio State The Chiefs grab a player who started the year at fullback and ended it at linebacker.  Boren’s flexibility could move himself up the draft, but if he is here the Chiefs would fill two positions in one.

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