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Marqise Lee – Wide Receiver – USC
Marqise Lee (6’0 – 192) didn’t run the forty that he nor the media expected, but he didn’t hurt his stock too terribly. In fact, it may be good news for us Chiefs fans, if he happens to drop a bit and land at the 23rd pick. Of all wide receiver prospects, Lee is my personal favorite. Prospects like Kelvin Benjamin and Mike Evans are no doubt intriguing and have all the potential in the world, but we also already have a long tall red-zone threat in Dwayne Bowe. What we need is a quick consistent route runner with great hands and can cause separation. That’s what Lee brings to the table. If Lee was able to join the draft last year, he would have gotten top ten pick consideration but because of some nagging injuries and a complete organizational breakdown, Lee had a disappointing season. If we do take a wide receiver, I hope it’s Lee but I trust Dorsey so if he goes a different way, I’ll support him.
Odell Beckham – Wide Receiver – LSU
Odell Beckham (5’11 – 198) came into the combine relatively unknown unless you follow college football closely but when he left, he had worked himself into consideration for a late first round selection. He ran an unofficial 40 time of 4.31 seconds and despite his size, he has some of the biggest hands of all wide receivers. He was extremely fluid in field drills and made it look effortless. He may have even vaulted Kelvin Benjamin and Marqise Lee to be the third wide receiver off the board. Beckham is a very fast deep threat wide out, so look for a team that already had a red-zone threat to make a move for Beckham.