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?