For many NFL teams, this upcoming weekend will mark the end of the 2013 season. The end of the 2013 season officially marks the start of the 2014 NFL draft season.
The Chiefs aren’t one of those teams whose season ends this weekend, and for that, we here at Arrowhead Addict are thankful. Just as the team is gearing up for a playoff run, you best believe we are. I know all of you Addicts are doing so as well.
With that said, I can’t resist a good mock draft and I know many of you can’t either. Last week we discussed Peter Smith’s mock on With The First Pick.
His selection for the Kansas City Chiefs? DeVante Parker, WR Louisville
Finding another offensive weapon not named Jamaal Charles would be a major priority for the Kansas City Chiefs. His numbers may not reflect it, but DeVante Parker is a big receiver with deep threat capability. He can become a reliable, go-to target for Alex Smith and present a nice target in the red zone.
I’m more than fine with the Chiefs taking a wide receiver in round one. Though I wouldn’t agree that Jamaal Charles is the Chiefs’ only offensive weapon, I do think Kansas City could use some help at wide receiver. Dwayne Bowe is a solid No. 1 and I like Dexter McCluster in the slot, but outside of those two, you never really do know who will show up.
Donnie Avery is inconsistent and Junior Hemingway is a bit underwhelming, though I do like what he brings to the table when he’s on.
Bringing in a wide receiver to perhaps push that group would be helpful, and I like Parker a lot. He’s a big, lanky receiver at 6’3”, 209 pounds. He’s an explosive route runner who can go up and get the deep ball because of his length, but can also run with it.
He does remind me a bit of Bowe, and I can see him being a nice threat across from Bowe for the Chiefs. I like the pick.
What are your thoughts on this pick? Sound off below.