Kansas City Chiefs 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Selecting The Chiefs 6 Picks With A Draft Simulator

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Sep 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee (9) returns a kickoff during the first half against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

ROUND 1: Marqise Lee, Wide Receiver, USC

If Marqise Lee falls to the Chiefs at number 23, it’s a no brainer pick. This is of course assuming that the Chiefs have not made a move in free agency to sign a receiver to the roster.

At 6’0, 195 pounds- Lee could’ve easily been a top ten pick in the 2013 draft but opted to come back to USC for his junior year. Lee finished 2012 with 1,712 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns- helping to earn him the Biletnikoff Award as the top receiver in the nation. He battled injuries, young quarterback play, and a coaching circus during 2013 that all contributed to his lack of production as a junior.

He could be exactly what the Chiefs have been looking for opposite of Dwayne Bowe and he was available in all three of the simulated drafts I made. I drafted him simply because he was the best player available on the board for that particular position of need.

Other notable picks for the first round were safety, Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, who never made it past the 15th pick, and Calvin Pryor, who was there all three times but wasn’t valued as high as Lee.