McShay Mock Draft 1.0: Kansas City Chiefs 

December, 18, 2013
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What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Chiefs were closing in on the No. 1 pick in the draft. This year? A new QB and some help on the O-line have them chasing the No. 1 playoff seed in the AFC. A sterling season from the defense has helped propel the Chiefs’ rapid turnaround, but could they stand to bolster those ranks with their first-rounder in 2014 or will they instead look to give Alex Smith a new weapon in the offense ... or might they even look to draft Smith’s successor?

Todd McShay released his first 2014 mock draft Wednesday, and in doing so identified the biggest areas of need for the Chiefs. At the top of that list: wide receiver, defensive line, inside linebacker, quarterback and offensive tackle. Here’s who McShay believes will provide the best fit for the Chiefs in Round 1