As many Chiefs fans are aware, the 2014 NFL Draft is about exactly one month away. Many fans are disappointed in how this off-season has fared so far, but there is absolutely no need to panic. Good NFL teams are built through the draft and not through free-agency. Yes, it can definitely be a plus if a team strikes gold with a free-agent signing, but it is a rarity in today's NFL. Just compare the 2011 Eagles to the state of the New England Patriots organization. The 2011 Eagles went out and spent loads of money on "big name" free agents, however their newly signed free-agents turned out to be duds. The Patriots on the other hand are known for building their team through the draft and three Super Bowl rings don't lie. The Chiefs only have six picks in this year's draft and it is important for them to pick wisely and I have complete trust in Andy Reid and John Dorsey in selecting the best players for this Chiefs team.
Round 1, Pick No. 23: Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California
With the Chiefs first pick in the 2014 draft it is important that they get a play maker, and this draft happens to be loaded with big-time play making receivers. The Chiefs could go offensive line or perhaps even defensive line in this position, but they cannot pass on one of these star receivers, especially after failing to reel in Desean Jackson and Emmanuel Sanders this free-agency. Marqise Lee aside from Sammy Watkins is the most proven receiver in this draft class and would immediately help out in the pass game and potentially even the return game.
Other first round options: WR Odell Beckham Jr., OT Zack Martin, DL Stephen Tuitt, S Calvin Pryor, Trade Down
Round 3, Pick No. 87: David Yankey, OL, Stanford
With the Chiefs' third round pick I think the best route to go is offensive line. One may argue that the Chiefs must get a defensive back here, but that can be addressed in the later rounds with how week this defensive back class is. David Yankey would instantly provide depth for a Chiefs offensive line that is in definite need of it. Yankey can play guard and tackle.
Other third round options: OL Cyril Richardson, CB Stanley Jean Baptiste, DL DaQuan Jones
Round 4, Pick No. 124: Terrence Brooks, S , Florida State
In the fourth round of the draft I have the Chiefs looking for a defensive back. If Terrence Brooks falls to this position, the Chiefs must not hesitate to take a long look at Terrence Brooks. Brooks was a starter the on Seminoles' National Championship defense and could potentially become a starter for the Chiefs. Brooks would provide immediate depth and energy to a shaky Kansas City secondary.
Other fourth round options: CB Jaylen Watkins, DL Daniel McCullers, CB Lamarcus Joyner
Round 5, Pick No. 163: Shamar Stephen, DL, Connecticut
One of the Chiefs biggest needs is defensive line depth and this pick would satisfy that need. Shamar Stephen played defensive tackle in college, but would fit in at the 3-4 defensive end position on the Chiefs defensive line. Stephen is a very physical defender and could potentially get in a rotation on the Chiefs defensive line.
Other fifth round options: OL Bryan Stork, OLB Cassius Marsh, CB Rashaad Reynolds
Round 6, Pick No. 193: Chris Davis, CB, Auburn
Many known Chris Davis as the one guy who returned the kick for a touchdown against Alabama, but he can also play some solid corner back. Chris Davis would instantly provide the Chiefs with some speed and depth at defensive back for the Chiefs.
Other sixth round options: WR T.J. Jones, DB Tre Boston, RB Storm Johnson
Round 6, Pick No. 200: Trevor Reilly, OLB, Utah
With the Chiefs last pick in the 2014 draft they go outside linebacker. Trevor Reilly out of Utah played defensive end and linebacker for the Utes and tallied 100 tackles and 8.5 sacks as a senior. With Mike Catapano moving to the defensive line, the Chiefs someone to fill the depth hole that Catapano left.
Other sixth round options: QB Aaron Murray, DL Bruce Gatson, S Isaiah Lewis