Just imagine if owner Clark Hunt hadn’t acted this winter and not canned the general manager, what’s his name.

Admit it. Today you and I would be scouring the second-teams and honorable mention lists of Conference USA — or even those in NAIA. That is, if then-GM Scott “You know, we could go out there and play right now with what we have” Pioli were still around and promising to get creative.

Instead and thankfully, with the NFL Draft upon us and the Kansas City Chiefs owning the No. 1 overall pick, it looks as if new GM John Dorsey isn’t going for a replay of last year, when the Chiefs threw a curve and selected Memphis defensive lineman Dontari Poe, a second-team C-USA.

Then again, you’d think Dorsey couldn’t go wrong with the No. 1 overall selection, the franchise’s first in 50 years. And the last time they had that distinction, along came Buck Buchanan, a future Hall of Fame defensive tackle.

But having said that, these are, well, these are the Chiefs.

Same franchise that once passed on future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Jim Kelly and Dan Marino in the same draft — sorry to mention Todd Blackledge, everybody — and somehow burned first-round picks on two guys that played a combined three seasons for the Chiefs: Paul Palmer (1988), a running back from that football Mecca called Temple University; and Jackson State receiver Sylvester Morris (2000).

And so you worry that Dorsey, despite being schooled in the right ways of the Green Bay Packers, suddenly goes all Pioli and blows it.

My fear is that Commissioner Roger Goodell receives the note at the podium tonight, busts out laughing and says, ‘With the first pick of the NFL Draft … (still laughing) the Chiefs select … wait … wait … um, Reno Hightower.”