Mock Draft Round-Up: CBS and Walter Football Go Different Directions

Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (3) runs with the ball against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It would appear it is anybody’s guess who will be the Chiefs first round pick in May. Recent mock drafts from CBS and Walter Football have the Chiefs taking three different players with their 23rd overall pick. Let’s take a quick look at who they went with.

First, everyone’s favorite NFL analyst Pete Prisco chose Odell Beckham to be the Chiefs first round pick. Here’s what he wrote.

They have to get somebody to emerge opposite Dwayne Bowe. Beckham Jr. was a polished player for the Tigers.

The potential for an LSU tandem at receiver should excite everyone, I’m sure, but Beckham is a solid receiver who could fit in well with the Chiefs’ system. We talked a little bit about what he needs to show at the combine earlier in the week.

Meanwhile, Prisco’s co-worker Pat Kirwan thinks Kansas City will pass on a wide receiver, but stick with offense, and go with North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron. What he wrote:

Some believe Ebron will go higher in the draft but he is raw and that may push him down in the first round. The Chiefs offense needs a solid tight end, and Alex Smith will get him up and running quickly.

Ebron would give Kansas City a very strong young tandem for the future with Travis Kelce. Add Anthony Fasano and Kansas City would see a lot more production from their tight ends in 2014.

Finally, Walter Football think Kansas City will go wide receiver, but he thinks they’ll go Kelvin Benjamin. From Walter Football:

The Chiefs need another outside receiver to start across from Dwayne Bowe. I recently mocked Jace Amaro here, but I’ve been told that Kelvin Benjamin is way more likely to be chosen by Kansas City. Either player makes a ton of sense.

I’m not sure Jace Amaro is a good fit for the Chiefs, but Kelvin Benjamin could be a steal for Kansas City. Benjamin has the most risk of any of the potential first round picks, but he also has the highest ceiling. We talked about him earlier in the week, too.

So, if the Chiefs could only take one of these three player, who would you want them to take?

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, Mock Draft

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  • tm1946

    It is as if they had no clue about what is on the roster, just point out the most popular views and pick a name. Our depth must be relegated to special teamers alone, no one gets any better, just draft another potential type.
    Sour grapes, some old names, same old positions, no extra inside insight.

  • Tristian

    Im gonna say it again. .Benjamin is just a guy. He has a big body and that’s great but we need more than a red zone threat. Id take ebron or Beckham Jr. All day. Either way is fine because Beckham is pretty polished and Ebron has a sick combo of size and speed. I wouldn’t want the chiefs to take a tight end but Benjamin in my opinion has bust written all over him. Or go defense like we really should

  • Tyler_KC_Fan

    Ebron if they manage to sign Maclin. Drafting a WR with Maclin bring a Chief is a waste, so go with Ebron. However, if Justin Gilbert is there at 23 I would be tempted to draft him.

  • Josh Landers

    I think Pryor would be best if he’s available. If he’s not, Ebron, Robinson, Matthews, or a trade to procure another 2nd round pick would be our best choices. I’m terrified about the bust potential that Benjamin presents. And we don’t HAVE to take an offensive skill position in the first round. The second half of the season showed a much more productive offense than the first half. Even with bums for wr’s and our starting te’s injured. Kendrick Lewis must go. I have high hopes for commings but I don’t really know if he’s good or will be good. Plus, this draft appears to be loaded with wr’s. GO CHIEFS!!!

  • Horace Lee Madre Jr

    As long as they stay away from Lee from USC. Those skill position guys from that school don’t translate well in the NFL
    Ijs

    • berttheclock

      Compare the 14 games played with the Buffalo Bills in his first season for Robert Woods against the 16 games played for the Chiefs by Donnie Avery who has played 5 years in the NFL. The same number of catches, with Avery gaining just 16 yards more, but, Woods had a better average per catch and 1 more TD than Avery and Woods did not fumble the ball which Avery did.

      Wait for Woods to be able to play 16 games and learn the NFL game and you may well find he does not fit that anti-USC mode for wide outs.

  • Hawthorne

    Defense DEFENSE! When you lose games you led by 28 pts WITHOUT turning the ball over DEFENSE! Pryor, Clinton-Dix, Tuitt, Donald, Gilbert, Dennard any of those guys or ones like them.

    • berttheclock

      Just love those Defensive type of posters.

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    I have the Chiefs taking Justin Gilbert in the first round over at Draft Tek. Stay tuned, there is a change coming up in the next mock.

    • berttheclock

      Are you aware Justin Gilbert is front and center over at the Eagles’ sites?

      • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

        I was not aware of that. I expect Gilbert to be gone when the Chiefs pick. He is too good and CB’s are over-drafted anyway. Then again, that might explain why the next mock has Gilbert going to the Eagles.

  • tomflex

    The Chiefs have two must gets this off season. They must get a known quanity at free safety and a known quanity at wide receiver. These two positions are too critical to our chances next year to depend on someone already here to step up. The safety position must have all the physical tools but those are worth very little without the brain parts to go with them (leadership, instinct, toughness). We have many all-pro defensive players but if one of them is not your free safety all the rest are being wasted.
    It’s tempting to think tight end in the first round but the best way to help out the tight end position is to do whatever it takes to get a legitimate deep threat at wide receiver. Keeping the opposing defensive coverage honest frees up everybody including the tight ends. We’ve been living with this problem way too long….

    • berttheclock

      Speaking of TEs and defensive backfields, have you seen the comments by Jimmy Graham about the defensive backfield of Seattle? You remember the bump and run by the Raiders? Graham calls Seattle the “grab and hold” guys. He says their philosophy appears to be if the refs aren’t going to call it, then, grab when you can.

      I still believe the Chiefs have three major needs. First, a legitimate hard hitting and fast to the action type of safety to play opposite Berry, a new pass rushing force on the defensive front and a wide out with separation quickness and speed to go deep. Should Commings completely heal his shoulder, the Chiefs may not have to pick up one in the draft. I would love to see Brandon Cooks solve our Number 2 wide out problem, even with an improving Jenkins. But, the Chiefs need a Cliff Avril type at DE. Without a 2nd round pick, Dorsey may be limited in solving the pass rush problem without using 23 for a DE, plus, Cooks would be gone.

      • tomflex

        Spot on as usual Bert….Mr. Dorsey gets tested in a major way this off season and many will be sitting in judgement as to just how much magic he can pull out of his…..uh…..hat. I gotta feeling he’s got a few things up his….uh…sleeve that will make us proud.

      • Brian Dempsey

        Bert, you are quite correct about the need for a 3-4 DE that can attack the QB, as the Chiefs don’t have any. Stephon Tuitt is a guy the Chiefs have to consider if he’s there at #23. 6-6, 315 lbs. and runs a 40 in under 5 seconds and had 20.5 sacks in 28 starts and he was a true 3-4 DE in college. Perfect fit for the Chiefs Defense. I challenge anyone to go back and watch the Chiefs games in 2013 and then watch this video listed below & then come back and try and tell me the Chiefs couldn’t use a 3-4 DE like the guy in the video below. Besides that TJ is a FA that will probably not be resigned and Tuitt is a far better 3-4 DE prospect than what TJ was coming out of college.

    • Hawthorne

      Completely agree on the safety, but not the WR. While we may not have a go-to #2 receiver right now, Smith and Reid were able to get things done with the receiving core we had. Add a healthy Kelce, and what should be a much better slot receiver in Dressler to the mix and while our line up isn’t going to blow anyone away, it’ll be adequate. I think our 1st and 3rd picks will have to be spent on a DE and a FS. If we get a 3rd round comp pick, I would consider spending that on a WR or Oline. If we can get Jeff Janis in the 4th or 5th I’d be happiest though.

  • berttheclock

    WOW! Walter Football. You mean the outfit which raved about Jonathan Baldwin being a “CAN’T MISS” prospect? They never mentioned one negative about his lack of separation abilities and his inability to hand fight aggressive D-backs.

  • Steve Collins

    Pryor, if he is there. If not trade down getting exrra picks and take Ed Reynolds.
    With the 3rd Rnd Donte Moncrief WR or Jared Abbrederis WR
    4th Rnd James Gayle Rush/ROLB if able to sign FA Linval Joseph. or other 5DE
    5th Rnd Deandre Coleman DE/DT
    6th Rnd Ryan Carruthers NT/DT
    7th Rnd Colt Lyeria TE

  • vandesan

    Had the Chiefs drafted Cam Chancellor instead of Kendrick Lewis in 2010 (Chancellor was drafted one pick after Lewis in the fifth round, if you can believe it), we wouldn’t be having any of these conversations. The thought of drafting another wide receiver in the first round makes me sick. Bowe is the best we’ve had so far; how’s that worked out? Is he leading us to the promised land? How about Baldwin? Forget a receiver and draft the best free safety available, plug him in the lineup, and close up the gaps that keep reoccurring in our pass coverage and run support. Allow Berry to go back to ball hawking and stopping deep passes. You may recall we gave up a lot of those in our 45-44 playoff loss. Our 44 points would have won ever other playoff game except the Super Bow — where Cam Chancellor starred. Watch and learn.

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