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First Round Trade History of the Chiefs

Posted Apr 2, 2014

A look back at what the Chiefs did with previous first-round draft picks

The 2014 NFL Draft is 37 days away and the Kansas City Chiefs currently have six picks to be used, during the three-day event at New York City's Radio City Music Hall.

What the Chiefs do with each of the picks remains to be seen, including their first-round selection (23rd overall).

Chiefs general manager John Dorsey has said that he is always looking to do whatever is best for the team, which could include a possible trade.

“My phone is always open," Dorsey said earlier this month. "Rest assured that I will try to do everything I can to move up (or) move down, if I feel like it’s time to pull the trigger and go up and get a player, or pull the trigger to move down to get a player, I will use every resource available to me.”

If Dorsey and the Chiefs decide to make a trade in the first round, it wouldn't be the first time; below is a look at the previous first-round trades made by the Chiefs in past years.

In 2011, Kansas City sent its original first-round pick (21st overall) to Cleveland in exchange for Cleveland’s first-round pick (27th overall and became 26th overall), eventually used on WR Jon Baldwin, and the Browns’ third-round pick (70th overall), used to select LB Justin Houston.

In 2003, Kansas City sent its original first-round pick (16th overall) to Pittsburgh in exchange for the Steelers’ first-round pick (27th overall) used on RB Larry Johnson, its third-round pick (92nd overall), used on CB Julian Battle, and its sixth-round pick (200th overall), which was subsequently traded to the N.Y. Jets.

In 2002, Kansas City acquired Dallas’ first-round pick (sixth overall), eventually used on DT Ryan Sims, in exchange for the Chiefs first-round pick (eighth overall), a third-round pick (75th overall) and a sixth-round pick in the 2003 NFL Draft.

In 2001, Kansas City obtained QB Trent Green and St. Louis’ fifth-round pick in exchange for the Chiefs first-round draft pick (12th overall).

In 1995, Kansas City sent its original first-round pick (19th overall) to Jacksonville for the Jaguars’ first-round pick (31st overall), eventually used on T Trezelle Jenkins, their third-round pick (97th overall), eventually used on LB Troy Dumas, Jacksonville’s fourth-round pick (134th overall), eventually used on QB Steve Stenstrom, and a fourth-round pick in the 1996 NFL Draft, which the Chiefs traded away as part of a package that led to the drafting of LB Donnie Edwards in the fourth-round (98th overall) of the 1996 draft.

In 1993, the Chiefs sent their first-round pick (18th overall) to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for QB Joe Montana, S David Whitmore and San Francisco’s third-round pick (96th overall) in the 1994 NFL Draft, which was used to select WR Chris Penn.

In 1988, the Chiefs obtained Detroit’s first-round pick (second overall), which was used to select DE Neil Smith, in exchange for Kansas City’s original first-round pick (third overall) and second-round pick (29th overall).

In 1982, Kansas City sent its first-round pick (16th overall) and a third-round pick (73rd overall) to St. Louis for the Rams’ first-round pick (11th overall), which was used to draft WR Anthony Hancock.

In 1979, the Chiefs sent a second-round (31st overall) pick and a second-round pick in the 1980 draft to Houston for the Oilers’ first-round pick (23rd overall), eventually used on QB Steve Fuller.

In 1975, Kansas City obtained DE John Matuszak from Houston in exchange for DT Curley Culp and the Chiefs first-round pick (sixth overall).

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