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Chiefs are hoping Rams take a QB

INDIANAPOLIS -- There is growing sentiment that Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford could catapult to the No. 1 overall spot and be drafted by the St. Louis Rams.

This would be a fantastic scenario for the Kansas City Chiefs.

If a quarterback -- either Bradford or Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen -- is taken at No. 1, it will push the draft’s best prospects further down the board than expected. Kansas City will benefit if a quarterback is taken in the first four picks. The only possibilities are at No. 1 and No. 4 with Washington.

The top three prospects on many team’s boards are defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy and safety Eric Berry. If the Rams take a quarterback, Suh and McCoy will probably be taken at No. 2 and No. 3 by Detroit and Tampa Bay. Washington will likely take a quarterback or left tackle. So, in that scenario, Berry would fall to the Chiefs.

Kansas City needs a safety and Berry is considered an impact player. He’d be a perfect fit there. Many league observers predict Berry is headed to Tampa Bay with the No. 3 pick. But if the Rams take a quarterback all bets are off.