2014 NFL mock draft roundup: Kansas City Chiefs linked to Kelvin Benjamin, others


Sure the draft is still three and a half months away, but we're covering this bad boy like Kendrick Lewis on...nevermind.

As most of you know by this point, the Kansas City Chiefs have the No. 23 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Starting this week, I'm going to be doing a weekly roundup of all the major mock drafts. It will be fun to see how the picks change from pre-combine to post-combine and then as the pro days come and go.

Without further rambling, here's how it shakes out this week:

SB Nation's Dan Kadar: Florida State receiver Kelvin Benjamin

Even though Dwayne Bowe was signed to a five-year, big-money contract before this season, the Chiefs need to add more talent at wide receiver. Benjamin is a physical marvel and at times looked like Calvin Johnson for Florida State in 2013. There is no more physically gifted wide receiver in the draft this year than Benjamin.

NFL.com's Matt Smith: Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt

They need a corner, but a 3-4 DE is high on the list, too. Tuitt is a perfect fit with his versatility. WR is also a possibility, but the position is so deep, they can afford to wait until the second round.

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Yahoo.com's Eric Edholm: Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks

Andy Reid had DeSean Jackson in Philadelphia, and despite all of Jackson's annoyances, he really was what made that offense hum, providing just enough big plays to change coverages and tilt the field. This is what Cooks could do for the Chiefs, who too often faced loaded boxes and couldn't generate big pass plays to soften up defenses. Adding another speedball to the mix really could change the complexion of Alex Smith and the passing game.

Sporting News' Eric Galko: Louisville free safety Calvin Pryor

The Chiefs could go a handful of ways to add to their surprisingly effective 2013 roster, but looking at why their season ended may be the best way to approach the draft. After Andrew Luck torched the Kansas City safeties, all eyes turned to the draft to find a player long-term next to Eric Berry. Pryor is very talented and already high on NFL boards as a safety prospect, and likely winds up in the first round.

Walter Football: Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin

The Chiefs need another outside receiver to start across from Dwayne Bowe. I recently mocked Jace Amaro here, but I've been told that Kelvin Benjamin is way more likely to be chosen here. Either player makes a ton of sense.

CBS Sports' Rob Rang: Alabama free safety Ha-Ha Clinton Dix

No reason given.

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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler: LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

No reason given.

DraftSeaon's Matt Falk: Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews

The Chiefs pulled a complete 180 in 2013, but if they plan on being a serious contender in the AFC they will need to add more weapons in the passing game. McCluster will be a free agent and while Donnie Avery had some decent games he could be upgraded upon. Matthews isn’t a burner but runs clean routes and can make the tough catch.

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