NFL Network's Mike Mayock doesn't think the Kansas City Chiefs will go with a receiver in the first round, instead opting for the offensive line as the most logical pick.
Mayock spoke with reporters on a conference call Thursday afternoon and when asked where he thought the Chiefs would go, he started off by talking about where he thinks they will not go.
"They signed Jeremy Maclin, but obviously I still think they need a wide receiver," Mayock said. "Albert Wilson is a promising and intriguing prospect, as is De'Anthony Thomas who plays both running back and wideout. I'd love to see another wideout but that's typically not been Andy Reid's MO. And Andy is not a first round wide receiver guy historically."
I agree with a lot of this and I'm starting to lean away from the Chiefs taking a first round receiver after signing Maclin. Dorial Green-Beckham's name has come up this week as he visited the Chiefs. The range of opinions on him is so wide that I don't know if the Chiefs view him as a possible first round pick or they're preparing in case he falls to the second.
Anyway, moving on to Mayock's pick for the Chiefs.
"So if he doesn't go that way, would he go offensive line again?" Mayock said. "And to me that could make a lot of sense. And if you're looking at offensive line for Kansas City, they have both guard and tackle needs. And could they take a right tackle that could play inside such as a La'el Collins from LSU or an Ereck Flowers from Miami. There would be two logical other picks for me."
Jeff Allen will compete at tackle this year after playing guard during his career. Eric Fisher played on the right side in year one and the left side in year two. Donald Stephenson has played both tackle spots. Clearly, they value that versatility in a lineman. If these two linemen have that then they should be on the list of possible picks.