Who's Number 2?

Over the past couple days, we’ve been talking about the Chiefs receiving corps. Does Jeff Webb have any trade value? How do you rank the Chiefs WRs? All of that leads us to the big question: we know Dwayne Bowe is our No. 1 receiver, but who will be our No. 2 when the smoke clears and the dust settles?

Will it be Devard Darling, who according to our recent poll is the odds-on favorite. With multiple trips to the endzone last season and a pair of breakout games despite receiving limited snaps as a part of Baltimore’s woeful passing attack, yeah, he certainly has promise. But why was he buried on B-More’s depth chart in the first place? That is a tad bit troubling.

Will it be Webb, who attempted to fill in at the spot last year when Eddie Kennison pulled up lame and the Chiefs finally figured out that Samie Parker is lame? Many of us here at the Addict couldn’t have been less impressed with Webb last season. In fact, there are those of us who believe he wouldn’t even be on the team if he wasn’t Herm Edwards‘ son’s BFF from San Diego State. The name Webb is a bit deceiving for a guy who doesn’t have either Spider-Man’s sticky mitts or his Spidey sense (remember that catch against the Pack when he couldn’t get his feet down inbounds?)

Will it be Will Franklin, aka The Helicopter? Honestly, though, what can we really tell from OTAs? I have no clue if he’s going to become Will.I.Am.A.Player or Will.I.Am.A.Bust (couldn’t resist the Black Eyed Peas reference for all of our young ones out there). We all–team, A.A. staff, readers, etc…–believe the kid has potential, but who knows if he’ll actually materialize into something this year, or even down the road.

Will it be Bobby Sippio, the former Arena League star and current A.A. cult fave? Just give Bobby a chance, Herm. Personally, I’ll take Sippio eight days a week over Jeff Webb. Let’s give the guy an honest shot this time around.

Will it be Maurice Price, unknown commodity/Chiefs’ diamond in the rough? We don’t really know anything about the kid, except for that he’s turned some heads during OTAs after sitting out the ’07 campaign due to injury. We’ll certainly keep an eye on him.

A darkhorse candidate? From the waiver wire, trade market or another team?

Tell us who you think will be the Chiefs’ No. 2 WR for the 2008 season and beyond. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb!

Topics: Bobby Sippio, Devard Darling, Dwayne Bowe, Jeff Webb, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receivers, Maurice Price, Will Franklin

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