An Addict’s Guide To Chiefs Draft Week

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Kansas City Chiefs fans, the wait is FINALLY over, the week of the 2014 NFL Draft is finally upon us. In just a few short days you’ll finally be able to discuss actual players that have been added to the Chiefs roster instead of guessing, speculating, and mock drafting. Don’t get me wrong, I love draft season. I love mock drafts. I love reading scouting reports. I love searching youtube for clips of some 5th round offensive lineman prospect playing against Fresno State. I’m a draft addict almost as much as I’m an Arrowhead Addict. That having been said, even I’m a little burnt out on it all this year with the extra two weeks leading up to the draft. All I can say is that it’s a good thing that the countdown to the draft is now officially underway.

This week I was going to simply give you a final Chiefs mock draft, but with all the mocks and all the draft coverage out there that seemed a little anti-climactic. So instead I thought I’d give you a brief recap of my draft thoughts up to this point and then a short profile on some of the prospects that I think KC may target throughout the draft.

Note: If you’ve already read every single one of my draft pieces over the past month, feel free to skip ahead to the next page.

First off, if you’re a mock draft junky and still aren’t tired of seeing where people are predicting different prospects land, check out the consensus mock draft I did for a couple of weeks ago. It combines 20 different mock drafts to see who exactly is the most predicted prospect for each team.

2014 Fansided Consensus Mock Draft

Next, if you’re interested in who the Chiefs might draft at WR in the draft, I have two posts for you to review. The first covers the possible first round targets and the second covers possible prospects they could land if they wait until the third or fourth round.

Will The Chiefs Draft A WR In Round One?

Kansas City Chiefs Round Three WR Targets

Next, if you’re interested in what safeties the Chiefs might target in the draft there is this post:

Finding The Kansas City Chiefs A Safety

Next, for those that think wide receiver, safety, and offensive line are the only possible ways to go in the first round, this post explains why the Chiefs could (or likely will) go with a defensive lineman in the first round.

Why The Kansas City Chiefs Will Draft A Defensive Lineman In The First Round

Finally, last week I gave you a complete roster breakdown by position on where the Chiefs have the biggest draft needs.

Breaking Down The Kansas City Chiefs Draft Needs

Now that everyone is caught up, let’s move on to who I think Chiefs fans should be prepared to see Kansas City draft later this week. On the next page I’ll look at the players I think are the most likely targets in round one.

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  • berttheclock

    Interesting comments about Billy Turner. Yesterday, I was reading about the interest of the Ravens in players from small schools. One point about such players is how well many can react to better coaching, weight rooms in the pros and improve their game. Billy Turner was one of the players the Ravens have been following. Another player was Desir,from the very small school of Lindenwood. Several of the Chiefs fan posters have mentioned him.

    • freshmeat62

      Two small school kids I’m watching, Dixon, CB from Northwest Mo, and Brown, WR Pittsburg St. Would love to see them make it. Who knows Brandon Carr did a few years ago from the same Div-II.

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  • berttheclock

    Yes, Paul Richardson offers great speed, but, will he be durable enough for the NFL? His negative of letting passes slip through his hands when covered closely is a concern. His lack of blocking down field is another. Might end up being a situational receiver and not a solid Number Two or being able to advance to Number One. But, he does bring a “Speed Kills” ability to the game. Al Davis would have really liked him.

    • jimfromkcj

      bert, I have nothing against Pioli picking Baldwin, other than he drafted him instead of PhilTaylor. By drafting Baldwin he showed some sense of what should be the parameters of a wide receiver should be. It’s too bad it didn’t work out, but what disturbs me is the timid response of so many Chief’s fans who look at it as an excuse to never try for the home run big receiver and go for 5’10″ to 6’0″ receivers who will never be game changer like the Bengals Green, Cowboy’s Bryant, Broncos Decker and Thomas, Falcons Jones and White, and the Lion’s megatron. these are the kinds of receivers we should be trying for and if we fail, we should keep trying until we hit on one. Timid won’t win a super bowl. Perseverance will.

      • berttheclock

        Calvin Johnson is six five, Larry Fitzgerald is six three, A J Green is six four, Julio Jones is six two, Dez Bryant is six two, Brandon Marshall is six four, Demaryius Thomas is six three, Andre Johnson is six three and Vincent Jackson is six five. You know what all of them would really like? To have the Super Bowl ring, the five eleven Percy Harvin has.

  • freshmeat62

    I’d like to add another to the WR list – Jarvis Landry of LSU. I’ve liked him since I first saw him play. He and Beckham made probably the best tandem of WR’s in the country last year. He gets open, and he can catch contested balls. His 4.77 at the combine, I found out, was attributed to a hamstring. I heard he ran a 4.5x (I’ve heard anything from 4.50 to 4.58) at his pro day. Landry was targeted more often than Beckham in the LSU games.

    • berttheclock

      Great point about Landry going after contested balls. He is a fighter. What he lacks is that great home run speed of Beckham, but, Landry is going to catch a ton of passes and move a lot of chains for some team in the NFL.

      • freshmeat62

        Granted he’s not as fast as Beckham, but I’m thinking Beckham won’t be available at 23. His speed is about that of Lee, though, and Landry has about 10# on Lee, height about the same. After reading his story yesterday, would love to see him get 1st rd money.

        • berttheclock

          I still look at this deep receiver class as being made up of two parts. There are a few flyers of the outside let ‘er rip category of speed, then, there are more possession types. Absolutely, nothing wrong with a quality move the chains possession type. Steve Largent would not burn you, but, he would really know where he was going when he left the line and knew how to get needed first downs. Even Jerry Rice was the type who was able to get open quickly and then burn you with his many yards after the catch runs.

          • freshmeat62

            I heard a story about Rice a few days ago. Apparently he ran a 4.5 something at his combine, but in games he seemed to be a lot faster, he could outrun everyone, so he was asked once how fast are you? His answer “Depends on who’s chasing me”.

          • berttheclock

            Remember the famous quote by Satchel Paige about never looking back because someone might be gaining on him.

          • Calchiefsfan

            Great quote and that was the true story on Rice. A lot of teams thought he would be too slow to be the superstar he ended up being. Marquise Lee has that same type of game speed. Doesn’t clock great but burns everyone on the field.

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    • Brian Dempsey

      And watch him BUST just like the previous 17 QB’s that they have drafted since 1970.

    • berttheclock

      and, wasting a draft pick

  • Luke Brundage

    Great stuff Lyle. I also read your take on what DL we should take at #23 if we go that route and I would say Tuitt would be my pick. In relation to late round WRs what do you think of Jared Abbrederis and Tevin Reese?
    3 days left!

  • KCMikeG

    Great work Lyle! Especially since I agree with you 99%! If we can’t get OBJ – who fills three spots with one pick – then Lee is the guy. Richardson, Turner/Dozier, Hart//Mccullers and Exum/Huff. The 1% is I like Khairi Fortt at OLB, who would be a good pass rusher and 1,000 times better in coverage than Hali.