FanSided Locals NFL Mock Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Land Marqise Lee

Aug 29, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; Southern California Trojans receiver Marqise Lee (9) carries the ball against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Aloha Stadium. USC defeated Hawaii 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Factory of Sadness, a FanSided site that covers Cleveland area sports, completed a network-wide NFL mock draft this week with other local sites. KC Kingdom made the pick for the Chiefs and decided to to take USC wide receiver Marqise Lee.

One of the most productive wide receivers in the draft, Lee fits both the needs of the Chiefs and is the best player available in the draft. Kansas City’s passing offense struggled against more stout defenses because of their lack of weapons at wide receiver. Donnie Avery struggled all season as the number two receiver opposite of Dwayne Bowe. His Pro Football Focus grade was below -8, and his key drops in big games hurt the Chiefs frequently. Lee would be a one of a few pieces the Chiefs need to add to their offense if they are going to take the next step in 2014.

You can read the rest of the write-up from KC Kingdom here.

Kansas City definitely has a need at wide receiver, specifically someone to play on the other side of Dwayne Bowe. The Chiefs also lack explosive offensive players outside of Jamaal Charles. Lee could solve all of these problems.

What do you think Addicts? Did KC Kingdom make the right choice or was there someone who went after Lee who should have been the Chiefs pick?

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, Marqise Lee

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  • Horace Lee Madre Jr

    I hope not. USC skill players usually don’t materialize

  • andy

    We don’t need to use our first pick on a wr. After the bye and during the Indy game, our offense didn’t lose game. Our whole season is condensed into one play….Hilton running free for a64 yard td. We need another DL to get the double teamsf off Poe or a FS. Bottom line or draft needs to concentrate on the defensive side of the ball.

    • Ben Nielsen

      I agree with you about defensive lineman being a bigger priority. In this particular mock draft, though, there wasn’t one worth taking at 23 overall. Dorsey is all about best available and Lee fits that.

  • Lyle Graversen

    He’s actually the only WR that makes sense to me in the 1st round. The others would either be reaches or not a good fit for KC.

    • Ben Nielsen

      Agreed. Doubt he falls to 23 in real life, though.

  • jimfromkcj

    I have three players I deem worthy of the #23 pick if they fall to there. I have a preference, but I don’t know how Dorsey has his strategy worked out. But the three are Gilbert Ok St CB, Reynolds Stanford FS and Matthews Vandy WR. I think each of them can step in and start, And that is a prerequisite for a first and second round pick for me. I would probably never pick a safty this high ordnaraly, but I think we have saw too many missed tackles and wide receivers getting behind our saftys far too long.

    • Royals_Fan

      I think Reynolds will drop. Matthews May drop but it all depends on his combine performance. Gilbert would be perfect but I highly doubt he makes it that far.

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