The Kansas City Chiefs are heading into May 8th’s NFL Draft with an abnormal amount of holes to fill for an 11-5 team after standing pat throughout free agency, and allowing the majority of their marquee free agents to pass by untouched. John Dorsey showed his true colors this offseason, solidifying himself as a “build through the draft” GM. But, with Kansas City possessing only six picks, Dorsey & Andy Reid’s eye for talent will truly be tested.
Many experts who have been around for their fair share of draft classes claim that this draft’s talent pool is as deep as any they’ve seen. In other words, the 2014 NFL Draft Class has plenty to offer.
The Chiefs can go in a number of directions with their first pick, with starting spots up for grabs on both offense and defense. It’s time to break down each and every one of Kansas City’s first round options. The following are the offensive prospects the Chiefs should take a look at.
1) Odell Beckham Jr, WR (LSU)
Odell Beckham Jr, a consensus top three WR, is arguably the most complete wide out in the draft with the exception of Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans. At LSU, the 5’11, 198 lb. receiver displayed his consistency and reliability over three seasons, averaging nearly 50 receptions per year. Ever since Beckham threw on his LSU gear and laced up his purple and gold spikes, he’s been a dynamic playmaker.
Beckham creates separation with ease by running physical, sharp and precise routes. The Chiefs desperately lack an offensive playmaker who brings consistency and reliability to the table, which makes Beckham’s durability & NFL-readiness even more attractive to the folks at One Arrowhead Drive.
Whether Beckham Jr. will be available at no. 23 overall remains to be seen. But if the former LSU Tiger is available by the time Kansas City makes their pick, it’d be a surprise if they pass on him.