Thursday, March 6, 2014
McShay Mock 3.0: Chiefs
By Matt Williamson
Todd McShay's third NFL mock draft for 2014 is out on ESPN Insider today.
The Chiefs could use a man-to-man cornerback and a free safety, as well as a defensive end in their 3-4 scheme with Tyson Jackson up for free agency, but adding playmakers on offense is probably Kansas City’s top priority. The No. 1 need for Kansas City is a wide receiver, especially one with deep speed, as the Chiefs completed just seven passes over 40 yards in 2013. McShay had them taking Odell Beckham Jr. in his last mock. Beckham's stock has improved since then, as has Brandin Cooks', but either would be a great fit for the Chiefs.
Whom does McShay have the Chiefs drafting at No. 23? Let’s take a look:
McShay: Kansas City Chiefs -- WR Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
The Chiefs need to upgrade at cornerback and safety and would also like to add some D-line help, but they could also use some new weapons on offense and Beckham is a good value pick here. He and Oregon State's Brandin Cooks are vying to be the fourth wide receiver in this class, but Beckham is a little bigger and stronger than Cooks, and he's a little more dynamic in terms of his playmaking ability even though Cooks ran a faster 40 time at the combine. He could also help the Chiefs in the return game.