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Readers' Mock Draft: Kansas City Chiefs First Round Pick

It is about time we had reader’s mock draft, so what better time to do it than one week before the beginning of the draft?

What we’ll do is pretty simple: I’ll give you five names based a scenario FanSpeak’s simulator provides and you can vote in the poll below for who the Chiefs should pick. Don’t like the choices available? Start a write-in campaign in the comments.

Let’s get this thing started.

DARQUEZE DENNARD

Dennard is listed by Walter Football as the best available player in the draft by his rankings. The need to add depth to the cornerback position exists, and replacing Brandon Flowers is something the Chiefs are going to have to consider soon.

ODELL BECKHAM JR.

A bigger version of Brandin Cooks but not as good of a route runner. He has the SEC thing going for him, and Dwayne Bowe is certain to love having another LSU guy on the team.

BRANDIN COOKS

Smaller than the typical John Dorsey wide receiver and durability could be a concern. He’s more polished as a receiver than Beckham and is an excellent fit in Reid’s system if he can stay on the field.

KONY EALY

Ealy is the best pass rusher available and pass rusher may be the Chiefs’ biggest need on defense. He could play five technique and outside linebacker. Would have a year to develop behind Tamba Hali and Justin Houston.

CALVIN PRYOR

A free safety who plays like a strong safety. Bob Sutton likes to throw a lot of defensive backs on the field so he would get a lot of playing time early. Adding Pryor would allow Sutton a lot of flexibility with what he can do in the secondary, and gives Dorsey a safety net in contract negotiations with Eric Berry.

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES

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So who should we take, Addicts?

With the 23rd pick in the AA Reader's Mock Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select...

  • Calvin Pryor (30%, 160 Votes)
  • Brandin Cooks (23%, 123 Votes)
  • Odell Beckham (23%, 122 Votes)
  • Kony Ealy (13%, 68 Votes)
  • Darqueze Dennard (11%, 65 Votes)

Total Voters: 536

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