Mock draft roundup: Chiefs might be California dreamin'


Kansas City has a few holes to plug, and needs to hit a home run in the first round come May.

In this week's mock draft roundup, we see much more of the same for the Kansas City Chiefs. Just about every expert sees Kansas City going with a receiver to compliment Dwayne Bowe.

With the depth of the receiver class, there are certainly worse options. Between Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr., Marqise Lee, Sammy Watkins, Brandin Cooks and Allen Robinson, there are a half-dozen receivers that could be first rounders.

However, SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn's latest sees a trade in the Chiefs future, and a guard. Click on his link to see a pretty wild mock.

SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn - Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA

*The Jets receive a first and fourth round pick from the Chiefs for the No. 17 pick.

Free agency wasn't kind to Kansas City's offensive line. The Chiefs now need multiple upgrades at offensive guard. With the Jets and Dolphins both possibly looking for offensive guards, the Chiefs may need to trade up to address the need. Xavier Su'a-Filo is the best guard in this class and worth trading up for. He moves well in space and has a lot of functional strength for the position.

San Diego Union-Tribune's Eddie Brown - Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Had Lee not dealt with injuries last season, he'd be in the Top 15 discussion.

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler - Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Besides Dwayne Bowe, the Chiefs are lacking for impact targets in the passing game downfield. Lee is explosive down the field and if he stays healthy, he'll provide a productive option for Alex Smith opposite Dwayne Bowe.

CBS Sports' Rob Rang - Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

In guiding the Chiefs to an 11-5 record and a return to the playoffs, quarterback Alex Smith proved worthy of the trade to acquire him from the 49ers. He's a classic game-manager, however, who needs complementary playmakers around him to be at his best. Beckham is a dynamic athlete capable of providing the big plays necessary for the Chiefs to take the next step.

CBS Sports' Pat Kirwan - Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Lee fell a bit in this mock draft but he's too good to pass up for the Chiefs. Lee is not only a big-play receiver but he is a feisty blocker, which will help Jamaal Charles.

Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke - Marqise Lee, WR, USC

Blame it on his disappointing, injury-plagued 2013 season, but Lee just is not generating the buzz that many other receivers in this class are right now. Quite frankly, that's ridiculous. Lee was the Biletnikoff Award winner in 2012 as the nation's top WR and, healthy again, absolutely still has what it takes to be a productive NFL receiver over the long-haul.

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