ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter tweeted Sunday night that West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is scheduled to visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday. This news comes after Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported last week (h/t Bleacher Report) that Chiefs scouts are "fascinated" by Smith.
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West Virginia QB Geno Smith, projected by many to be the first quarterback drafted, is scheduled to visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday.4/1/2013, 2:46:07 AM
Even though Chiefs general manager John Dorsey acquired Alex Smith earlier this offseason, the rumors about the Chiefs being interested in Geno Smith have not gone away. After officially acquiring Alex Smith from the San Francisco 49ers, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Geno Smith is still in consideration for Kansas City's No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
When Alex Smith was traded to Kansas City, it was safely assumed by many that Geno Smith would be going to another team instead of the Chiefs. But the links between the Chiefs and Geno Smith have only grown since then.
Regardless of all this talk about Geno Smith drawing interest from the Chiefs, it is still unlikely the Chiefs draft him. Instead, Dorsey and Reid will go another route. If they draft an offensive player with the top pick, it will be a player that will benefit Alex Smith in 2013.
The Chiefs traded away their 34th pick to the 49ers. The Chiefs already used their second-round pick on a quarterback and can't afford to use the top pick on another player with the same position. Many people speculated that the Chiefs hyping Geno Smith is just to get another team to bite the bait and trade up, so they can take Geno Smith.
Geno Smith and the Chiefs will get a chance to visit Monday as both parties can get an understanding of each other. However, the Chiefs won't spend their first two draft picks on the same position.
In the end, Geno Smith's visit to the Chiefs shouldn't be anything big. In the end, the Chiefs' front office will move in another direction. Should the Chiefs keep the top pick, they will either select Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel or Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher.
Regardless of all the reports and rumors within the past month, the Chiefs won't draft Geno Smith nor any other quarterback with the top pick. If anything, the Chiefs might just be trying to make moves to make teams trade up for the No. 1 pick.
The draft goes down later this month. By the time April is over, all of our questions will be answered.
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