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Chiefs Try To Move To No. 20

Several teams in the top ten are willing to trade down.  To date, no offers to trade up have resulted in a deal being consummated.
But the team that just spent $41 million in guaranteed money on quarterback Matthew Stafford has turned down a chance to spend another big chunk of cash.
According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, the Lions turned down an opportunity to send their second first-round pick (No. 20 overall) and the first pick in round two (No. 33) to the Chiefs for the third overall pick.
The Chiefs made the offer, and it could be proof that the draft trade chart has changed.
Under the current trade chart, there’s a sizable gap.  The third pick is worth 2,200 points; No. 20 is worth 850 and No. 33 is worth 580.
That’s a gap of 770 points, which equates to the midpoint of the No. 22 and No. 23 overall picks in the draft.
And the Chiefs were willing to swallow that gap to get out of the three spot.
[Editor's note:  We initially misread this one.  We wrote that the Lions made the offer to come up.  Instead, the Chiefs made the offer to move down.  We apologize for the error.  Things are moving too damn fast.]

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24 Responses to “Chiefs Try To Move To No. 20”
  1. LiveNBreath Football says: Apr 25, 2009 2:51 PM

    Oops, we shoulda signed Curry. Gotta move up and overspend some more money on an unproven rookie.
    How is Ford the only Big 3 car company to NOT take bailout money?

  2. Happy Fun Ball says: Apr 25, 2009 2:52 PM

    You’ve got that backwards, Chief.

  3. Gabers says: Apr 25, 2009 2:52 PM

    Because the Lions know they screwed up in not taking Curry.

  4. Fef says: Apr 25, 2009 2:52 PM

    The Chiefs offered and the Lions declined

  5. SteveRobWhatever says: Apr 25, 2009 2:53 PM

    You got it backwards. The Chiefs wanted to trade down and were rejected by the Lions.

  6. Xavier Cromartie says: Apr 25, 2009 2:53 PM

    No, the Chiefs made the offer of a one and a four and the Lions rejected it.

  7. celephaiz says: Apr 25, 2009 2:53 PM

    OMG! The lions have the audacity to make a low ball offer? The horror! Their front office should be executed by firing squad.
    Low ball? Who the heck do they think they are? the eagles?

  8. hesawinner says: Apr 25, 2009 2:54 PM

    Is that supposed to satisfy the draft Aaron Curry crowd? A half-assed attempt to make a deal for him after wasting the No. 1 on the underachieving Georgia QB?

  9. Free Palestine says: Apr 25, 2009 2:55 PM

    Florio the article states that the decline came from the lions and that the CHIEFS were looking to deal out

  10. GPLmark says: Apr 25, 2009 2:55 PM

    Don’t let the lions move up and ruin the career of another top five prospect.

  11. HarrisonHits says: Apr 25, 2009 2:55 PM

    The old chart of pick values is a crock of sh*t these days, please stop using it as a valid measuring tool.

  12. CountSnail says: Apr 25, 2009 2:55 PM

    So I guess the Lions’ front office is still inept? Spending near $100 million on two unproven rookies is something only they would do.

  13. apeck says: Apr 25, 2009 2:57 PM

    Hmmmmmm…Offensie Tackle or Curry? I could see them going for either one.

  14. aaugusti says: Apr 25, 2009 2:57 PM

    Florio, you have it backwards. If you read the link, the Chiefs called Detroit, and offered pick 3 and a 4th for 20 and 33.

  15. celephaiz says: Apr 25, 2009 3:00 PM

    strike my response

  16. Agamemnon says: Apr 25, 2009 3:05 PM

    So, waitaminute. Has anybody figured out the salaries? I’m not knowledgable enough, but I have a feeling that paying the number 1 and number 3 overall picks in the same draft would result in a sizable chunk of the salary cap being used up. Do the owners think the salary cap won’t ever be back? Or do the Chiefs think the Lions are desparate enough to dedicate an exceedingly large amount of money to two unproven players? Yikes!

  17. jpyetman says: Apr 25, 2009 3:07 PM

    that tells me there is a very good chance KC wont be picking 3rd…
    if they are willing to give it up faster than a prom date there will be takers.

  18. KCnoname says: Apr 25, 2009 3:16 PM

    This might have been leaked on purpose. Consider if the Rams take a tackle and the Jets still covet Sanchez. Now the Jets know they can deal with KC.

  19. onceayooper says: Apr 25, 2009 3:17 PM

    Florio,
    For an attorney you sure don’t check your facts well. Too busy shi**ing the Lions to check matters?

  20. Air10 says: Apr 25, 2009 3:41 PM

    make it #20, and NEXT years 2nd rounder, move up and get Curry, thats a hell of a 1st round.

  21. NJEagle says: Apr 25, 2009 3:43 PM

    Eagles should bite on this lowball … 21st pick and 53rd for the 3rd. Crabtree.

  22. tdk24 says: Apr 25, 2009 3:46 PM

    Ford didn’t take the buyout because they already took out a government loan about to years ago for billions. After their #1 pick flops, they will ask for more buyout money. LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  23. Patrick says: Apr 25, 2009 3:53 PM

    Maybe a deal with the Jets,if the Rams don’t take Sanchez?…

  24. killwithme says: Apr 25, 2009 3:56 PM

    that’s stupid, the Lions could have locked up an elite left tackle and the quarterback of their choice and been done for the day.

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