2014 Draft Prospect: Odell Beckham-WR-LSU


If the Kansas City Chiefs aren’t able to upgrade an already good defense and make it better in order to stop Peyton Manning and company, then the Chiefs better upgrade on offense and give Alex Smith more weapons to play with. The NFL draft this year is brimming with play makers at the tight end and wide receiver position. The Chiefs really need to get a number one or two wide receiver to complement their strong running game. You can argue Dwayne Bowe is a number one, but I think most Chiefs’ fans think he is a number two receiver playing as the number one. One guy in the draft that may help the Chiefs out, is a guy that went to the same college as Dwayne Bowe, Odell Beckham.

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PROS:

Beckham would give the Chiefs some much needed speed on the outside. You can then move Donnie Avery to the slot where he can be more effective. Beckham with ball in hand is very elusive and can get to his top end speed very quickly. He is very smooth. His hands have also gotten better in each year at LSU as well. He is a very fast and explosive return man on special teams with good vision, awareness and toughness to create room for himself. He had two punt returns for touchdowns in his collegiate career. He doesn’t have ideal height, but plays bigger than his height while not shying away from physical contact.

 

Cons:

As mentioned above, he doesn’t have ideal height. He also will struggle against NFL corner backs who are fast, as he doesn’t have elite straight ahead speed. His is good but just not elite. If he does become a Chief, he will have to learn how to block better, since the Chiefs have Jamaal Charles and they are an elite running team.

Getting Beckham as a Chiefs’ draft choice would be ideal, as you can never have enough speedy wide receivers. The Chiefs may need to score in bunches next year to keep up with the likes of Denver and San Diego and drafting Odell Beckham would go a long way in helping.

 

 

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