With the 18th pick in the 2015 Arrowhead Pride mock draft, Kansas City Chiefs GM Zach_The_Gamecock selects...
Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham
If you're expecting a brilliant analysis or cool video to support/defend my pick, I'm sorry. All I'm going to do is write a few paragraphs, hope I don't get banished from Arrowhead Pride, and answer any questions in the comments sections. Also, if you think I'm selecting Dorial Green-Beckham because I'm another Chiefs/Mizzou fan, allow me to introduce myself. I'm Zach_the_Gamecock.
The Chiefs had glaring needs at WR and OL heading into the offseason. The addition of Jeremy Maclin gave us the impression we could pursue a receiver later on in the draft, and Rodney Hudson leaving opened up the need on the offensive line. Ben Grubbs has been added to solidify the left side of the line, Paul Fanaika will play behind a very talented Jeff Allen, Eric Fisher will (hopefully) prove why he was a No. 1 overall pick, and Eric Kush has things covered in the middle. I was contemplating La'El Collins and Cameron Erving. Both can play RT, but Cam could have played center as well.
Believe it or not, J-Mac is not the answer to all of our prayers. He's not going to jump into a phone booth, turn into Super Man, and win games. He'll be double-teamed, triple-teamed, and harassed week in and week out. He needs a receiver to compliment him and take some attention off of him, especially in the red zone. And that's what Dorial Green-Beckham brings: presence in the red zone.
Dorial Green-Beckham is four inches taller than Hemingway and Hammond, who are both 6'1''. Armon Binns is 6'3'', but he doesn't count. He's fast and athletic for his size. He uses his size wisely when he creates space for himself, and is a very reliable catcher. Really that's all that Alex Smith needs. He just needs a guy to toss it up too and get 6 or 7 yards a shot. It's not sexy, but if Jamaal Charles averages 4 YPC, that's all we need. One of the biggest knocks on DGB is his poor route-running. The only route he needs to run is the fade route. Alex Smith can either throw it over the top or hit him in stride. DGB has proven that he can catch balls waist-high in stride, so Smith doesn't have to worry about underthrowing him (too badly).
Because of his size and strength, he should be a good blocker. And a good blocker he is. He's reliable, handsy, and aggressive. Most aggressive blockers tend to draw penalties, but he's a very smart blocker and lets go when he needs too. You won't be seeing many yellow flags tossed his direction, unless it's because his speed forced a corner to grab his jersey.
Now that I have finished my rambling/analysis, I wish to conclude by saying I've never been the biggest fan of Green-Beckham. However, I chose this player because I feel John Dorsey will select Dorial Green-Beckham.
Mock draft order
18. Chiefs - WR Dorial Green-Beckham