Oregon State Beavers wide receiver Brandin Cooks Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Likely to Draft Receiver

The 2014 NFL Draft is a month away and the Kansas City Chiefs own the 23rd overall pick. The Chiefs have several different positions that need attention, but unfortunately only have six total picks including the 23rd pick, a third, fourth, fifth and two sixth round picks.

What position will the Chiefs decide to fill in the first round? Senior NFL Columnist Pete Prisco of CBS Sports thinks the Kansas City Chiefs will draft Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks with the 23rd overall pick. (Note: I previously covered Cooks in a scouting report, which you can read here).

 “They have to get help for Dwayne Bowe. It’s as simple as that.” – Prisco on why the Chiefs will draft Cooks in the first round

Prisco isn’t the only one out there thinking Cooks will be coming to Kansas City. Shehan Peiris of Bleacher Report thinks the Chiefs will be taking the Oregon State star in the first round as well.

“The Kansas City Chiefs sorely need another receiver to pair with Dwayne Bowe. As a team without many other major needs, the Chiefs can be aggressive in plugging up that hole on their roster and target a top-notch receiver in the first round.” – Peiris on why Cooks will be a Chief

Dane Brugler of CBS Sports agrees that the Chiefs will select a receiver with their first rounder, just not Cooks. Brugler thinks Marqise Lee of USC will be sporting a Chiefs jersey next season (Note: I previously covered Lee in a scouting report, which you can read here).

“Lee is explosive down the field and if he stays healthy, he’ll provide a productive option for Alex Smith opposite Dwayne Bowe.” – Brugler on why the Chiefs will draft Lee

For all of our wide receiver scouting reports, just click here.

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