NFL Mock Draft 2014: Kansas City Chiefs Early 3-Round Projections

Bill RobbinsCorrespondent IFebruary 19, 2014

NFL Mock Draft 2014: Kansas City Chiefs Early 3-Round Projections

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    With the 2014 NFL Draft now less than 3 months away, it is time to start making my early-round projections for the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Last year, the Dorsey/Reid era began in Kansas City, but the pair's first draft left much to be desired when the 2013-14 regular season came to a close.

    This year, KC is armed with six picks, including the No. 23 overall selection in the draft.

    How will this year's draft shake out for the Chiefs?

    Read on to find out.

1st Round Pick (No.23 Overall): WR Odell Beckham Jr., LSU

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    If there is any position that the Chiefs really need to upgrade in this draft, it is wide receiver.

    Former LSU Tiger wideout Odell Beckham Jr. would be just that, as he is coming off of a season where he racked up over 1,100 receiving yards with his electrifying play in the open field.

    Since head coach Andy Reid typically goes for shorter, quicker receivers, Beckham Jr. seems to be a solid fit for KC's West Coast offense.

    Look for Beckham to be a dark-horse offensive ROY candidate in 2014, due to his playmaking abilities at receiver and in the return game.

3rd Round Pick (No.87 Overall): FS Terrence Brooks, Florida State

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    It is no secret that the Chiefs need a new starting free safety on their defense.

    Veteran Kendrick Lewis is simply not the answer at that position, and Florida State's Terrence Brooks could very well be that guy that fits for Bob Sutton's secondary.

    The Dunnellon, Florida native is solid in pass coverage and was a leader on a Seminole defense that won that BCS National Championship game.

    Brooks has the potential to be another leader on this Chiefs defense as well, and is destined for a very bright NFL future.

     

Rounds 4-7 Projections: To Be Continued...

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    Kansas City GM John Dorsey knew that he had some holes to fill on his roster heading into this offseason.

    With the first two picks in this year's draft, I have the Kansas City Chiefs going with a wide receiver and free safety to help fill a couple of those holes

    This will not only improve both their WR corps and secondary, but it will also add more overall team speed to this roster as well.

    I will continue with the last four rounds of my early projections for the Chiefs in the 2014 NFL draft next week.