This week, I surfed the internet, found some wild stuff and then moved onto the main reason I was using Google; to find the latest NFL mock drafts.
Each week throughout the offseason, we will be plowing through the web to find the most respected mocks, and seeing who our Kansas City Chiefs are projected to pick. Of course, things are about to get a major shake-up with the NFL Combine starting in Indianapolis on Feb. 22.
Now, let's see who the experts have going to the land of barbecue.
NFL.com's Charles Davis: Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
Kansas City gets a guy that can play the run and rush the passer as the Chiefs set their sights on Denver.
Walter Football: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
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 by Kansas City. Either player makes a ton of sense.
SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
With all of the top wide receivers off the board, the Chiefs have to go in a different direction with the No. 23 pick. Luckily, the Chiefs get some value at cornerback, another position of need. The NFL Scouting Combine will be important for Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard. He needs to prove he has the straight-line speed to turn and run with receivers. Regardless, his aggressive nature would be welcomed in Kansas City's secondary.
Besides Dwayne Bowe, the Chiefs are lacking for impact targets in the passing game downfield. Beckham is a dynamic athlete who will find ways to get open and create after the catch, giving Kansas City a pair of former LSU tigers for Alex Smith to throw to.
Draftek: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
The Chiefs recently released CB Dunta Robinson. However, that move was anticipated and already factored into DraftTek's needs assessment. Dunta was beaten out by rookie Marcus Cooper and the Chiefs will free up 3 Million dollars in cap space. The Chiefs are very tight against the cap. Expect more moves as the Chiefs need to free up even more cap space to extend QB Alex Smith. Look for the Chiefs to approach Tamba Hali and Brandon Flowers for possible trades or restructures. The Chiefs need space to try to re-sign players like Geoff Schwartz and possibly Dexter McCluster. Branden Albert is almost certainly not going to return to the Chiefs. Tyson Jackson may also be too expensive for the team. Regardless how the Chiefs approach their off-season, they can't pass on adding a high-quality, low-cost option at Cornerback in Justin Gilbert. At slot #23, he is a value that the Chiefs should not pass up.
Optimum Scouting's Eric Galko: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
Andy Reid certainly wants to upgrade his receiving corps, and Beckham may be the type of high upside receiver that the Chiefs may consider in the first round despite the depth of this receiver class. Beckham isn’t a finished product as a route runner, but he has arguably the highest upside of any receiver in this class.
CBS Sports' Pete Prisco: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
They have to get somebody to emerge opposite Dwayne Bowe. Beckham Jr. was a polished player for the Tigers.
Writer's note: Since Prisco thinks this is a good move, I'm out on Beckham. I'm not kidding.
CBS Sports' Rob Rang: Hasean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
Incumbent starter Kendrick Lewis is a pending free agent and while the Chiefs are high on second-year pro Sanders Commings, Clinton-Dix could force the team to re-think their depth chart. A steady open-field tackler with good fluidity and speed in coverage, Clinton-Dix could help the Chiefs' secondary grow less reliant on their fierce pass rush to make big plays on defense.
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