During his mandatory predraft news conference last week, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey was understandably coy about his team’s draft plans.

However, Dorsey was eager to make a couple of things crystal clear. The first is that he will stay true to his board and take the best player available with his first pick.

“It’s the art of discipline,” Dorsey said. “I’ve been taught that at a very early stage of my career by Ron Wolf. He stayed true to that and that’s what we’ll do. We’ll always stay disciplined with that number.”

Another thing he learned from Wolf, the general manager who built the 1996 Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers, is this: Dorsey would have zero qualms about moving up or down in this draft if he believes it’s the right thing to do.

“I entertain everything,” Dorsey said.

Considering the Chiefs have only six picks instead of the customary seven in a draft that’s been touted the deepest in years, a trade up — which would likely require the surrender of more picks — certainly seems less likely than a trade down, especially if the Chiefs, who have no shortage of needs, believe in the depth of the draft and can gain some additional picks somehow.

Remember, Packers general manager Ted Thompson, Dorsey’s former boss in Green Bay, has a reputation for hording draft picks. While Dorsey desires to build this team “the Chiefs way,” as he put it, the value he places on having multiple draft picks is very real.

Dorsey said last week he’s already had contact with several teams about trades, though he also made it clear that this was simply him doing due diligence.