2014 NFL Mock Draft Countdown: Kansas City Chiefs, No. 23

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O’Dell Beckham Jr, WR, LSU (3)

2014 NFL Mock Draft Countdown: Kansas City Chiefs, No. 23

Nov 23, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) breaks a tackle by Arkansas Razorbacks cornerback Will Hines (9) at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Joshua Huffman:

This pick was simplified because Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor were both drafted in the top 20. O’Dell Beckham Jr. and Marqise Lee are the best players available at a position of need. Dwayne Bowe could use the help. Now if Eric Berry ends up traded before the draft, then I could see them trying to trade up to get one of the top safeties, holding off on wide receiver needs until later.

Nicholas Pitakos:

The Kansas City Chiefs have a lot of needs as well and really could move a few directions with their first pick. However, a glaring hole on their roster is at wide receiver. It’s one they should address earlier rather than later. They currently do not have a second-round pick (trading it away to obtain Alex Smith) and so passing on a receiver in the first round could be costly as they haven’t signed anyone yet in free agency. Odell Beckham Jr. would not only sit as the “BPA” for the Chiefs at this point, but he would also come in and provide a great down-field presence, something they desperately need.

Stoney Keeley:

The Chiefs need an offensive playmaker in the passing game. Period. In terms of potential, Odell Beckham, Jr. may have the best ability to bust games open. The former LSU Tiger can stretch the field and create mismatches.

Here’s a player who can line up outside, in the slot, and return punts/kicks. He is a flash in the open field who will be extremely hard for NFL defensive coordinators to corral.

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