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2014 NN community mock draft: With the 23rd pick, the Kansas City Chiefs select ...

The 2014 Niners Nation NFL mock draft is off and running. We move on to the Kansas City Chiefs, courtesy of user Rowingdave.

We're back for the 23rd pick of the 2014 Niners Nation Community Mock Draft. You can see previous picks below in the draft table. You can also follow the mock draft board through this story stream.

With the 23rd pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, Rowingdave and the Kansas City Chiefs select Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, LSU. He also considered USC wide receiver Marqise Lee, Nevada offensive lineman Joel Bitonio, and Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby. They are also a big trade down candidate. Here are his thoughts on the pick:

Like the Packers, I think the Chiefs are a prime candidate to move down in the draft.  In fact, with only 6 picks in the draft, and a 64 pick gap between their first round pick and their next pick in the third round, the Chiefs are the biggest candidate to shop their pick in the first round. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Niners make their pitch to KC if the corner they want falls. While I think the trade down will happen, I see Bitonio as the dark horse option here. I don't see the Chiefs pulling the trigger, but Bitonio's versatility to move inside is a plus, and with Eric Fisher's move to left tackle, there's a huge hole on the right side of the offensive line. Jon Asomoah, Geoff Schwartz and Branden Albert all departed in free agency...the more you look at it, the wiser it looks to pick up an offensive lineman in the first.

If the Chiefs don't go OL, they're going to consider cornerback. Brandon Flowers had a -9.8 rating in coverage last year from Pro Football Focus, and Sean Smith is a gambler. While the Chiefs could do worse, I'm not convinced Marcus Cooper and Chris Owens are the answers as reserves. The Chiefs secondary was exposed for what it was the second half of the season and namely at Lucas Oil Field in the playoffs. I wouldn't at all be surprised to see the Chiefs upgrade and go with the very athletic, high ceiling corner in Bradley Roby.

That being said,  I think the no brainer pick is Odell Beckham, Jr. Outside of Dwayne Bowe, the Chiefs are looking at Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins. Not a misprint. There is a reason why most mocks are hammering wide receiver as the pick for the Chiefs: it's their most dire need, and it's not even close. The choice is between Beckham, Lee and Kelvin Benjamin, but in the end, there isn't really a choice. Beckham fits perfectly into what Andy Reid likes to do on offense, giving the Chiefs an athletic burner on the outside who has amazingly large and reliable hands. Beckham has track star pedigree, but he's more than a speedster, showing unbelievable hands, running great routes and matches Sammy Watkins's acceleration with big YAC. He's also a jack of all trades play-maker, accounting for a third of LSU's all purpose yards in 2013, offering quality utility as a return man.

While I feel the Chiefs will somehow unload this pick and acquire more picks (maybe dealing with the Niners), I think they pick up a receiver who is as hot as any receiver prospect in the draft, and will give Alex Smith the best wide receiver tandem he's had in his career. Beckham to the Chiefs.

Trevor Woods: Beckham would be a great fit in Andy Reid's offense. The Chiefs receiving corps needs to be improved, as none of their options have game changing ability. Odell Beckham Jr. has the potential to be a difference maker on any given play, a type of player that Alex Smith desperately needs. The Chiefs also need a cornerback and Kyle Fuller would be a good option with this pick as well.

Nick Chiamardas: I was quite surprised to see Beckham tumble down the draft board. When Brandin Cooks went off the board at 18 to the Jets, the Chiefs had to be smiling. When watching Beckham on tape it's hard to find a flaw in his game. He's a great route runner, can create separation with his speed, and is athletic enough to make defenders miss after the catch and on special teams. Many have Beckham as their third best receiver in the draft making this a borderline steal for the Chiefs at 23.

Round 1



Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina [Full Story]


El Shorts Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn [Full Story]


9er4life22 Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville [Full Story]


Boss Clifford Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson [Full Story]


Mark Balliet Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M [Full Story]


CheekeeMunkee Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo [Full Story]


TopFlightSecurity Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M [Full Story]


Hoopers Judge Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida [Full Story]


jmart7 Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina [Full Story]


germinator Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA [Full Story]


49feelinfine Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State [Full Story]


superk0725 Taylor Lewan, OL, Michigan [Full Story]


El Shorts Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama [Full Story]


BryKno Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh [Full Story]


SigepPT49er C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama [Full Story]


Mira Loma Maulers Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M [Full Story]


JMichael39 Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State [Full Story]


Desert Dog Runner Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State [Full Story]


albert.55 Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame [Full Story]


MidnightSpecial Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville [Full Story]


Rowingdave Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State [Full Story]


MisterEclectic Jason Verrett, CB, TCU [Full Story]


Rowingdave Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU [Full Story]






Boss Clifford