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Chiefs sneak ahead of Ravens, grab Jonathan Baldwin

J. Baldwin

After moving back in the first round, the Chiefs then moved up one spot in the first round without having to give anything.

The Ravens were on the clock with the No. 26 pick but ran out of time, so the Chiefs passed them and wound up selecting wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin out of Pittsburgh.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter repors the Ravens and Bears were talking trade, and Baltimore believed they had a deal done. It fell through, and they let Kansas City pick.

Kansas City’s selection is a surprising one, but they need to upgrade their receivers. Baldwin took some criticism for his hands in college and his character, but his talent to get jump balls in the red zone is undeniable.

Baldwin is a potential future No. 1 receiver, perhaps the only one left in this draft. He’s a similar style player to Dwayne Bowe.

That either doesn’t bode well for Bowe’s chances for a long-term deal with the Chiefs or it doesn’t bode well for cornerbacks that have to deal with the Chiefs in coming years.