With a 2-14 record, the Chiefs did not win much last year, but they did win the tie-breaker over the Jaguars for the rights to the first overall pick in this year's draft.
Neither Matt Cassel nor Brady Quinn was the long-term answer at quarterback for the Chiefs as the team's passers combined to throw a league-low eight touchdowns and finished second behind only the Cardinals for most interceptions thrown (20) last year.
While both Cassel and Quinn are now elsewhere as backups, it's unfortunate for the Chiefs (or any other quarterback-needy team) that there is no stud quarterback in this year's draft like Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III last year.
Perhaps they gave up too much, but the Chiefs traded their second-round pick (34th overall) this year and a conditional third-round pick (that could become another second-rounder) in 2014 to the 49ers for Alex Smith.
While the Chiefs were unable to re-sign left tackle Branden Albert to a long-term deal, they used their franchise tag to keep him on the roster for at least one more season. That said, they released right tackle Eric Winston earlier this offseason and have have allowed Albert's agent(s) to negotiate a deal with the Dolphins, which means an offensive tackle is likely the pick here.
Recently, Tony Pauline tweeted that the Chiefs position coaches prefer Central Michigan's Eric Fisher over Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel.
During Senior Bowl practices, no prospect was more impressive than Fisher regardless of position. At 6-8 and 305 pounds, Fisher is the top senior left tackle prospect in this year's draft class.
In addition, Fisher was more impressive than Joeckel at the combine and it's certainly possible that Fisher could become the top overall pick Thursday night.
The Jaguars have a myriad of needs, but no team recorded fewer sacks than the Jaguars (20.0) last season. In fact, one player within their division, Houston's J.J. Watt, the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, had more sacks (20.5) than the Jaguars had as a team last year.
In other words, there is a great chance that this pick could be a pass-rusher like Oregon's Dion Jordan.
While left tackle is not an immediate need, Eugene Monroe is scheduled to become a free agent in 2014. While Joeckel can play right tackle as well, he provides insurance in the event the club does not re-sign Monroe.
Not only does Texas A&M have Johnny "Football" Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner, but they had college football's best pair of bookend tackles last season. With the move to the SEC, the Aggies faced their share of elite pass rushers and talented defensive linemen yet Joeckel more than held his own.
Playing on the left side with the son of Hall-of-Famer Bruce Matthews on the right side, Joeckel possesses the prototypical size, balance and athleticism you would want in a left tackle. While his run blocking is solid, Joeckel really excels as a pass blocker due to his technique, agility and quick feet.
On the sixth-ranked rushing defense (96.6 yards allowed per game) in college football, Floyd led the Gators in tackles for loss and seems to be a lock as a top-five pick at this point.
Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour is an unrestricted free agent and the team released Tommy Kelly so Floyd should help fill their void. The Raiders ranked 28th in the NFL in scoring defense (27.7 points allowed per game).
Recruited as a wide receiver and having switched from tight end to defensive end only two seasons ago, Jordan (6-7, 243 pounds) is a little raw but he's an explosive and smooth athlete with plenty of upside. Jordan played outside linebacker in 2012 and even covered the slot receiver at times for new Eagles coach Chip Kelly at Oregon.