Kansas City Chiefs mock draft roundup: Offensive tackle edition

Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

The Chiefs see themselves mocked a few new players this time around at a surprising position.

The 2014 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching, with barely over a month until we hear that the Houston Texans are on the clock.

Much of the scouting and pouring over of tape is complete for Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and his staff. Of course, discussions and review of tape will still happen daily, with Dorsey, Andy Reid and their staff hashing out hundreds of scenarios.

In the meantime, here are the latest mock picks for the Chiefs by experts around the globe:

Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

The Chiefs are in a bit of a pickle here. They clearly need a tackle, with 2013 first-round pick Eric Fisher struggling at times on the right side last season, and Branden Albert off to the Dolphins. Lewan isn't among the elite at his position class, and he has some off-field concerns, but he has the perfect size (6-7, 309), pure speed (he ran a 4.87 40-yard dash at the combine) and a nebulous-but-intriguing skillset that could develop into something special over time. Patience could pay off for Andy Reid in this case.

Yahoo's Shaun King: Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee

The Chiefs lost three of their starting five offensive linemen from last year. The rebuild starts here. "Tiny" Richardson has flaws but his raw size and athleticism is too much too pass up.

SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn: Marqise Lee, WR, USC

The Chiefs are reportedly not in on the DeSean Jackson sweepstakes, but they are taking their need at wide receiver seriously. A receiver like Marqise Lee could be in play with the 23rd pick. Lee is dangerous with the ball in his hands but struggled with injuries and drops as a junior. He still has the potential to be a game-breaker.

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' 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' Will Brinson: Marqise Lee, WR, USC

The Chiefs would rather have their choice among several wideouts but Lee makes sense as a nice complementary piece to Dwayne Bowe. Alex Smith has to have another weapon.

NFL.com's Bryan Fischer: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

Beckham's 4.43 speed will stretch defenses and provide an option in the return game.

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