ESPN’s Todd McShay is out with his mock draft and, surprise, the Chiefs are going wide receiver.
If you want to read all of McShay’s draft and you are an ESPN Insider then you can read it here. If you’re only interested in the Chiefs part then continue reading.
With the 23rd overall pick the Kansas City Chiefs will, according to Todd McShay, select Odell Beckham from LSU. Here’s the write-up:
The Chiefs need to upgrade at cornerback and safety and would also like to add some D-line help, but they could also use some new weapons on offense and Beckham is a good value pick here. He and Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks are vying to be the fourth wide receiver in this class, but Beckham is a little bigger and stronger than Cooks, and he’s a little more dynamic in terms of his playmaking ability even though Cooks ran a faster 40 time at the combine. He could also help the Chiefs in the return game.
John Dorsey And Andy Reid” href=”http://arrowheadaddict.com/2014/03/05/first-round-history-john-dorsey-andy-reid/” target=”_blank”>History would suggest the Chiefs are not going to go wide receiver here, although Beckham is a good fit for what the team likes to do on offense. It is hard to see the Chiefs doing anything else but offensive or defensive lineman, especially if they lose Branden Albert, Jon Asamoah, and Geoff Schwartz to free agency. Things could change if Kansas City is able to retain one of the guards and find a cheap solution at defensive end. However, both of those things happening in the next week seem unlikely as of this writing.
Still, I wouldn’t be upset if the Chiefs ended up with Beckham.