Originally Posted by Chiefnj2
IMO, Cooks is a better fit for KC. I also don't think these three QB's are going in the first 5 picks.
I'm not sure how you came to this conclusion.
Both players are very similar in speed and what they bring to the game.
Both are incredibly elusive with the ball in their hands and possess the capability of being play making game changers.
Beckham is a little thicker and I think he's got a more natural ability to high point the ball while being covered than Cooks. (Beckham has 2" longer arms and a 2" higher vertical than Cooks.) As well, Beckham seems to have a higher level of fluidity on his routes. And while both have uncanny agility that translates to the field, Beckham has better strides going downfield versus Cooks who seems to be more of a jitterbug. (Think of Steve Smith versus Desean Jackson - both great receivers but both offering different things - and I think that like Smith, Beckham will be more effective on the outside as a #1 WR.)
Both Beckham and Cooks had utterly ridiculous 20 and 60 yard shuttle times at the NFL Combine and both were fast in the 40.
From what I've seen, Beckham looks to have a higher upside in terms of transitioning to a #1 WR versus being a PR/KR/Slot guy for his career.
Now, if you are speaking of being a guy that fits the Lavell Edwards West Coast offensive system that Reid runs, Jarvis Landry is probably better than either of these guys in terms of his hands, routes, etc. However, we already have a Landry on our team in Junior Hemmingway.
What Beckham and Cooks give you is explosiveness. TNT level explosiveness. And that's something that we currently don't have on the roster. Avery is fast. Jenkins is fast. But neither burst off the line, nor have the agility to utilize that speed in breaks, cuts, etc. Beckham and Cooks do and that's what the Chiefs need. And these guys realize that. It's why they signed Avery, brought in Jenkins - they know that there is a hole on the roster in terms of that dynamic ability at the WR position.
Fortunately, both Reid and Dorsey have drafted that guy (Jackson, Maclin, Cobb).
The only "problem" that the Chiefs might face in the Draft is that both of these cats might be gone by the time the Chiefs pick. I personally think that with their combine results, both may have pulled neck and neck and potentially could have leapfrogged Marquis Lee.
I think that one of the three will be there when they pick in Beckham, Cooks or Lee though.