Originally Posted by O.city
I agree Beckham is probably gone when we pick.
Similarly to the golf swing, under pressure you revert to things you know. It takes a lot of repetition to change muscle memory.
With his focus issues from time to time, paired with being a body catcher, it's tough to endorse taking Moncrief over say Cooks.
Cooks is an excellent receiver.
But so is Moncrief and he's substantially bigger. That translates to a future #1 where I don't think Cook's frame has that potential.
And as I stated, the QB the receiver is working with is important. Moncrief has shown the ability to make the sick, ridiculous, circus show type of catches, but it's his route running, breaks and blocking ability where he'll be really good in this offense. Smith puts the ball where it needs to be versus having a receiver who needs to be able to go get the ball on a vertical. Like I said, guys like Cutler and Stafford want receivers like Beckham. Smith wants receivers like Moncrief. (Though, I ain't gonna bitch if it's Cooks, Beckham, Lee or Moncrief. All are very solid prospects who will immediately upgrade the Chiefs at that position. Shit, even the next tier guys like Matthews, Robinson, Davis, Abbrederis, Street, Norwood, etc. are all very solid players.)