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Analyzing Kiper 3.0: Chiefs

3/13/2014

Mel Kiper Jr. has wide receiver Marqise Lee of USC going to the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of his latest mock draft.Insider ESPN Insider access is required.

Lee played three seasons at USC and, after posting big numbers his first two years, dropped off to 57 catches for 791 yards and four touchdowns in 2013. He's not necessarily the speed receiver the Chiefs need, but he could still have a long, successful career in the NFL as a No. 1 receiver for some team.

The Chiefs need to strongly consider a receiver with their first-round pick. They are thin at the position, and their top receiver, Dwayne Bowe, will be 30 in September. They need to think about replacing him for the long term.

LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. might make more sense for the Chiefs than Lee because of his kick-return ability. But Kiper has Beckham going to the New York Jets, who pick five spots ahead of the Chiefs.