Sep 7, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron (85) dives into the endzone over Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders corner back Jared Singletary (24) on a 2-point conversion attempt at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Mock Draft: The Kansas City Chiefs Select…


Oh, NFL Mock Draft season. How lovely you are.

Yes, Addicts, even though the Chiefs are soon closing out the season and preparing for a playoff run, we here at Arrowhead Addict firmly believe in looking ahead to the draft.

Even Super Bowl winners draft, right? So even if the Chiefs do complete this magical 2013 season with a Super Bowl win, there’s always a reason to look forward to the draft.

For an NFL fan, the draft is magical, is it not?

No matter the year before, the draft provides fans with a glimmer of hope. A rare, immediate look into the future before spring arrives and takes away football until OTA’s.

It truly is a beautiful thing.

Last week, we previewed Josh Sanchez’s mock over at Fansided.com. This week, let’s take a look at Sayre Bedinger of NFL Mocks, mock draft, and see who he picked for your Chiefs. 

And the Kansas City Chiefs select (according to Bedinger): Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

Bedinger explains his pick:

The Chiefs don’t have many playmakers offensively at the receiver positions. Dwayne Bowe is inconsistent, and Dexter McCluster looks like what he is–a running back masquerading as a slot receiver. I think WR is a top need for Kansas City but so is TE. Ebron is a dynamic athlete at the TE position who would provide a mismatch in the KC offense.

 

 My Take:

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With all the respect in the world to Bedinger, I wholeheartedly disagree with this pick. Though Anthony Fasano has battled injuries, when he’s on, he’s one of Kansas City’s best targets offensively. He and Alex Smith have an instant connection, and that’s one I believe the Chiefs would be wise to trust moving forward.

That’s not even considering that Sean McGrath has proven himself to be a more than capable NFL tight end, and Kansas City took Travis Kelce in the third round of last year’s draft. Kelce, though injured this season, has the size and speed to be effective.

Taking a tight end in the first round would be a mistake, no matter how talented he is.

Tags: 2014 NFL Draft 2014 Super Bowl Odds Alex Smith Anthony Fasano Eric Ebron Featured Kansas City Chiefs Popular Sean McGrath Travis Kelce

  • Jason Seibel

    This assesment is exactly what I would expect from a Bronco fan.

  • Calchiefsfan

    I’m thinking wide receiver or free safety is our most pressing need. I wonder who Dorsey’s best available player strategy will bring us next year?

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    I disagree, Andrew. I have the Chiefs grabbing a TE (Ebron) in round one as well. Fasano is nice, but he can’t stay on the field. Kelce has talent, but is on IR. McGrath is a nice spare part, but he doesn’t scare anyone. The Chiefs need more receiving threats.

    • Ardent Shepherd

      Merlin! I thought you’d died. Miss talking the draft with you.

      • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

        Thanks Ardent. I am still around, just not writing as much. What do you mean by solidifying both lines. Where do you see the needs there?

        • Ardent Shepherd

          I figure that Albert will be leaving. That moves Fisher to LT. I think we need to get another tackle and replace Allen and Hudson. On the defensive end, we need depth. Beyond our starting three, we struggled to hold the line. DeVito showed a big weakness when he went down. I tend to consider the OLB part of the line in a 3-4 scheme as well, at least the LBs whose main job is to rush the QB. Zombo isn’t a great backup and we’re SO thin behind Houston and Hali.
          I think we should give Kelce at least a season to get healthy. Fasano and McGrath have done a great job this year considering the circumstances. WR and S are the biggest needs with MLB shortly thereafter. At least in my opinion.

          • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

            Albert is a big question and will dictate some of the needs. If he goes, are you looking for a starting OT or starting Stephenson and drafting a backup OT?

          • Ardent Shepherd

            I’m not a big fan of Stephenson. I’d probably say draft a developmental OT and get a starter for RT that can hold the position if not thrive. Can’t be a superstar RT, but someone who can play the position.

          • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

            So, is it fair to say that the needs you see in the starting lineup are: speed WR, FS and ROT?

          • Ardent Shepherd

            That’d be pretty accurate.

          • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

            I can see that, but I would add TE to that. Alex Smith loves to use his TE’s and McGrath is the only one that can stay on field.

          • Ardent Shepherd

            Sure, but using a first round pick on a TE would not be the most prudent of moves. I don’t see our front office making that pick, and rightfully so. There are positions out there that demand higher draft picks. TE is sadly not one of them. If this were the next Tony González I might bite, but I don’t believe that.

          • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

            If the value is there, I think Dorsey would do it. He is more value oriented than needs oriented.

          • Ardent Shepherd

            I agree. I don’t think the value for TE is there, though.

  • tm1946

    No matter who the pick is, let him be someone we all can be amazed about his ability, skill and future while playing as an every down player.

  • KCMikeG

    IMO we should pick WR, FS and then TE. The TE position is very important in Reid’s WCO but I have to say that at no time has this position cost us a game. The same is not true of the WR and FS positions. Fasano, while having issues this year has only missed 4 games over his previous seven years. Kelce has huge upside potential and The Beard is better than any 3rd string TE in the NFL. I do believe we should bring in a later round pick or FA to compete but using a first round pick is not the right choice.

    • Trevor Gooding

      Agree we can always get good talent in later rounds

  • Chris Tarrants

    If he is a Jimmy Graham or Gronk type of TE then I say go for it. Although those type of players don’t come around very often, so if he isn’t an immediate probowl type TE then I say grab a blazing fast WR that actually has soft hands. I’m not sure why it’s upon us but Gonzalez left some kind of voodoo TE curse on us when he departed

    • chris

      Well for all we know kelce could turn into a graham/gronk type te (hopefully, minus gronks injury issues)

    • chris

      I think the chiefs should look to acquire j.maclin, he’s a fa after this yr and chase daniel (his college qb) is already here and now reid (the guy that drafted him) is here, we need a burner (with good hands)… seems like a good possibility to me

      • chris

        Not to mention he’s from missouri (grew up a rams fan, but he’s still close to home)

  • Mike Brennan

    Maybe as chief fans we should shut up about who to draft and just trust Dorsey to do the job he is being paid to do.

  • chris

    How about we try to look to trade our first round pick for our would be second round pick and san frans 2nd round pick as well and get a fs and…. bpa(to merlin aa- kelce won’t be on ir forever, a draft pick wouldn’t get on the field any faster, with that being said lets all hope to god we don’t have another moeaki deal on our hands)

  • chris

    I actually like certain aspects of both demps and lewis both: however, both players consistantly take terrible angles to receivers thus giving up big (bigger) plays than should

  • chris

    This has nothing to do with this article but can anything be done, maybe a petition, about the worst thing to ever happen to the nfl (Roger Goodell) that man needs to be fired, he obviously never loved football growing up the way that many of us do. Nfl players do not join the nfl without knowing that football its a dangerous game, and they don’t play football bc there’s no risk. I know players sue the league and whatnot which is retarded as well (have the players sign waivers and leave the fucking game alone) I for one have hated everything goodell has stood for for yrs now but to talk about pussifying the game anymore than he already has just sends me over the edge

  • berttheclock

    I would love to see the Chiefs draft at Number 32. The only other time the Chiefs were the last in the 1st round to draft, they took an offensive lineman who only lasted 3 years in the league. A few spots lower, the Jets took Caster, the tight end out of Jackson State, who made the Pro Bowl 3 times in the ’70s.

  • Ardent Shepherd

    I think we need to focus on getting a WR that can stretch the field and a S to put next to Berry. Not to mention we’ll need to solidify both the O and D lines and possibly get some LB depth. Many more pressing needs than TE.