Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks before the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay Goes The Predictable Way


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.

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    Sign me up!

  • Montez K.

    In the most ideal situation—we trade down for more picks. This draft is stacked with talent in the first 3-4 rounds; we need more picks! In the case where we don’t trade down, we need to address WR. If Calvin Pryor/Aaron Donald/Justin Gilbert somehow fall, I think we should take either of these 3 guys with our first overall pick…other than that I’m on board with the WR in the 1st round! Beckham or Cooks (I think he will mesh with A. Smith perfectly) would work for me! Just my take.

    • Montez K.

      I also would like to add that Calvin Pryor has been training with Eric Berry…..Imagine that backfield? Pryor and Berry knockin’ heads off!

    • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

      I highly doubt Gilbert will make it to the Chiefs pick.

  • berttheclock

    Yes, at Oregon State, Cooks was only tried at returning for a short time and last season, they brought in a speedy wide out from Rancho Cucamonga in California to return kicks. However, at LSU, Beckham was their return guy and he performed very well. Other than that, I say once again, Coin Flip, anyone? Of course, all is off should Dorsey find a late trading partner to move from 23 into the second round and add a third, as well.