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2014 NFL mock draft roundup: All over the board for the Chiefs

For the first time in months, we see some different names, and positions, in the mocks.

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Can you believe the NFL Draft is only three weeks away? It feels like yesterday we were all pouring over combine results and talking about why some 300-pound fat guy is a better athlete than another 300-pound fat guy.

Now, we move towards the actual action, with all kinds of rumors swirling. There is actually a thought that Teddy Bridgewater could slip out of the first round, which is not going to happen. Some team desperate for a quarterback is going to draft him early even if his arm falls off between now and then.

So, does anybody see the Kansas City Chiefs taking anything other than a receiver? Let's go...

SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

With the top four wide receivers off the board, the Chiefs turn to cornerback with pick No. 23. Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks could be an option here, but Darqueze Dennard presents good value with this pick. Kansas City probably wouldn't be able to pass him up. The wide receiver class is deep enough that the Chiefs could address the position later.

KC Star's Terez Paylor: Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

At this range, the Chiefs might be tempted to look at Zack Martin, who can play guard, and big-play receivers like Marqise Lee and Brandin Cooks. But in Roby, they can also take a feisty, physical and fluid athlete who was inconsistent as a junior but was once regarded as a top-15 pick. He's a tad shorter than the Chiefs general manager John Dorsey typically likes - just a tick under 6-feet tall - but he does have long arms and tends to play bigger than his size.

CBS Sports' Rob Rang: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

The Chiefs may have shown their hand by expressing interest in Emmanuel Sanders and, to a lesser-extent, DeSean Jackson. Fortunately, the trio of Odell Beckham, Cooks and Southern Cal's Marqise Lee offer a similar skill-set as a dynamic slot receiver and returner. Cooks, the reigning Biletnikoff winner as the nation's top receiver, might be an especially good fit given his reliable routes and soft hands.

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

Dwayne Bowe is locked up as the Chiefs' No. 1 option, but Beckham would give Alex Smith a consistent No. 2 on the other side (and another LSU first round WR) to help open the passing game.

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco: Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois

He would be a nice match to go with Eric Berry.

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

A somewhat forgotten man at receiver, Lee might be quick to remind everyone that he had 118 catches just two seasons ago. The Chiefs would love to add another playmaker on offense, especially one like Lee who can stand out as a reliable, comfortable option for Alex Smith in the passing game.'s Bucky Brooks: Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

Andy Reid desperately needs an explosive playmaker on the perimeter to make the Chiefs' version of the West Coast offense pop. Beckham is a dynamic receiver-returner with the talent and potential to be a star as a pro.'s Daniel Jeremiah: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

Andy Reid's offense is at its best when he has a vertical threat in the passing game.

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