Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 2/10/13
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The Chiefs own the first pick in the NFL Draft and the consensus has them selecting Geno Smith to be their "franchise" quarterback.Taking a quarterback at No. 1 carries a very high risk, and the potential to draft a buster while paying them a huge guaranteed amount of cash up front.Is the safe play here drafting a potential bust, or should the Chiefs trade for their future "franchise" quarterback? A few names do come to mind as potential trade chips, but the biggest one circling around is Alex Smith. It's been widely rumored the 49ers will attempt, or should attempt, to move him for key pieces and/or picks. The Chiefs, with the top overall pick, do make an interesting dance partner in such a trade.Alex Smith is a starter at this level, but didn't fit into the pistol package. He would be a great compliment to the Chiefs' new coaching regime. Teams like the Chiefs already know what they can expect from Alex Smith, unlike a young rookie from an air raid offense, think Texas Tech, that ...
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