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Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft Tracker

Kansas City Chiefs 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Allen Robinson, Penn State Allen Robinson, Penn State (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

What will the Kansas City Chiefs do in the 2014 NFL draft? Keep track of all the predictions made in our mock drafts leading up to Round 1 on May 8.

March 5, 2014 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (Doug Farrar)

Round 1, pick 23: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

We said: Though Andy Reid has always preferred West Coast concepts as the driving force behind his offenses, he also wants a deep vertical threat to take the top off of coverage. And from start to finish, there’s no better and more versatile speed receiver in this class than Beckham. He tore it up at the scouting combine, running a 4.43 40 and nailing it in all the drills. Add in his value as a return man, and Beckham could redefine Reid’s offense sooner than later.

Feb. 26, 2014 — 2014 NFL Mock Draft 5.0 (Chris Burke)

Round 1, pick 23: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

We said: What else do you want? Beckham ran a 4.43 official 40 time at the combine, then chalked up a 38.5-inch vertical jump. He can catch and run, burn defenses deep and outmuscle defenders for 50-50 balls. This is precisely the type of weapon Kansas City’s offense is missing.

Feb. 19, 2014  – 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (Don Banks)

Round 1, pick 23: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

We said: As much as the Chiefs' defense badly leaked oil down the backstretch and into the postseason (see the Colts' second-half comeback in the first round of the playoffs), finding more reliable receiving options for quarterback Alex Smith looks like job one in the draft. Benjamin showed flashes of inconsistency, but he's another big-body receiver entering a league that has fallen in love with the breed. LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. is probably a more polished receiver at this point, but he lacks Benjamin's complete package of size, speed and ability to win the contested catch.

Feb. 6, 2014 -- 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (Doug Farrar)

Round 1, pick 23: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

We said: The Chiefs would be wise to go with defensive reinforcements as their defense collapsed down the stretch as injuries took their toll, but there’s also the need for more targets for Alex Smith in the short term — and the quarterback of the future in Andy Reid’s offense in the long term. Benjamin is a big receiver who uses his impressive wingspan to win battles on fades and other red-zone routes.

Jan. 9, 2014 -- 2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 (Chris Burke)

Round 1, pick 23: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

We said: A glance around the ol’ internet shows that I might be higher on Robinson than others — I’ve got him as my No. 4 WR for 2014, behind the three already taken above. He’s similar in size to Keenan Allen, the Chargers’ star rookie. He will arrive in the NFL having a well-progressed skillset, as Allen did. The Chiefs need another trustworthy weapon for Alex Smith, and Robinson has a knack for finding room off screens and short passes, which makes him a terrific candidate to fill that role.

Dec. 5, 2013 -- 2014 NFL Mock Draft 3.1 (Chris Burke)

Round 1, pick 27: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

We said: A wholly underrated player who has produced all season despite being one of the few viable options on Penn State’s offense. At 6-3 and 210 pounds, he can play a physical game and go up to get the football. He’s also proven himself adept at turning short passes into big gains, either via play call or by making defenders miss. That would work well with Alex Smith’s capabilities.

Sept. 24, 2013 -- 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 (Chris Burke) 

Round 1, pick 23: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt

We said: The way this mock has fallen, there are still a number of talented WRs out there: Paul Richardson, Allen Robinson, Donte Moncrief and Brandon Coleman, to name a few. The 6-foot-3 Matthews might be the best of the bunch, with his ability to play all over the field and clear knack for finding soft spots in coverage.

April 30, 2013 -- 2014 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 (Chris Burke)

Round 1, pick 8: Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame

We said: Nix is a bit like Star Lotulelei, in that he’s massive (6-foot-3, 330) and yet still nimble enough to beat blockers at the line. Kansas City could drop him right in at nose tackle, but he could play DT in a 4-3 or slide out to DE in a 3-4 if needed.
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