On Friday morning the Kansas City Chiefs finally made the move that the fans had demanded when they acquired cornerback Patrick Surtain from the Miami Dolphins. In the trade, Kansas City will ship their second overall pick (46th) and their fifth round pick (26th) in Saturday's NFL draft to the Dolphins to get the deal done.
In addition to Surtain, the Chiefs will get the Dolphins fifth round pick. The deal for Surtain includes a $14 million signing bonus. According to ESPN the contract is for seven years and worth $50.8 million. The deal places Surtain in elite company with only Denver's Champ Bailey and Baltimore's Chris McAlister.
This move shores up the Chiefs biggest defensive weakness. With the addition of defensive end Carlos Hall, linebacker Kendrell Bell and safety Sammy Knight; Kansas City can now enter the draft this weekend with more options.
Kansas City is now can afford to take the best player on the board with an eye on cornerback and linebacker. Now the Chiefs could have even more options as they have been actively shopping both of their starting safeties. Both Greg Wesley and Jerome Woods have been made available by the Chiefs. They are hoping to get a fist day draft choice for one or the other.
In addition, Mike Campbell is chasing down some other possible draft day trades for the Chiefs.
Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated all weekend as we'll be at Arrowhead on both Saturday and Sunday.