Now this mock draft is fun.
The Big Lead’s Jason McIntyre posted his fifth version of his mock draft on the site and hit has an incredibly fun question for Chiefs fans. Let’s get to it.
With the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, McIntyre projects the Chiefs will take Brandin Cooks, a receiver from Oregon State. The writeup:
With two weeks to go, it’s obvious the Chiefs will take a WR … but how early in the draft? It really depends when the “run” on receivers begins. It feels like the Ravens and Jets are leaning receiver, and then there will be a pause before the Eagles at 22 make a decision.
What makes this pick interesting his McIntyre has the Calvin Pryor going with the very next pick to the Cincinnati Bengals. Most mock draft scenarios we seen so far have involved the Chiefs hoping one of the wide receivers or safeties fall to the Chiefs. The general consensus has been there is a chance none of Pryor, Cooks, Odell Beckham Jr., or Haha Clinton-Dix fall to the Chiefs.
McIntyre disagrees, having both Cooks and Pryor available at 23. This would be a crazy situation for the Chiefs on draft day if the best fit at receiver – Cooks – and a top free safety – Pryor – each fall to the Chiefs at 23.
One would think the safe way to go would be to take Pryor over Cooks and count on the depth of wide receiver in the draft to fill their needs on the edge. However, there is probably no other wide receiver in this draft better suited for Andy Reid’s offense than Cooks. Is it worth passing on the guy who fits your team the best in order to take the best available defensive back in the draft?
This question may be enough to stump me until draft day. Who would you pick in this situation?