Paxton Lynch is a popular guy this week. After meeting with Dallas in Orlando earlier this week Lynch flew to Kansas City to meet with the Chiefs brass before his April 6th Pro Day in Memphis. Kansas City doesn’t necessarily need a starting QB with Alex Smith on the roster but at 31 years of age it wouldn’t hurt the Chiefs to start preparing for life without him.
With the 28th pick in the first round Lynch may or may not be available for Chief’s GM John Dorsey to select that late in the draft. The Browns at #2 and Rams at #15 will definitely select a quarterback in the first round. The Cowboys at #4, 49ers at #7, Bears at #11, Eagles at #13 and Bills at #19 are all in the market for a QB as well but may wait until later rounds to take one.
Lynch is thought to be the third best QB on the board behind Carson Wentz and Jared Goff. As long as Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago, Buffalo and San Fransisco go in another direction the Memphis QB will still be available late in the first round.
Should the Chiefs not land Lynch there are other options available in the later rounds. Dak Prescott from Mississippi State is our #2 ranked quarterback. After getting popped for a DUI two weeks ago he will be available in the third or fourth round. Brandon Allen from Arkansas is also worth a look. He had a great year last year for the Hogs and had a great Senior Bowl and Combine as well.
Kansas City has bigger needs than QB right now and it’s probably wise if they waited until the third or fourth round to go after a backup quarterback. After having ACL surgery Pro Bowl linebacker Justin Houston could miss the entire 2016 season. The Chiefs were already thin at linebacker before he went down. Receiver is also a position of need as well.