The Kansas City Chiefs need help at wide receiver almost as bad as Charlie Sheen needs a new PR man. It is an almost certainty that the team will look to address the position in April’s draft.
The only question is who they will pick.
As Big Matt pointed out earlier, the Chiefs appear to now be
seriously freaking cheap looking for a bargain and they may think they have one in Ohio receiver Terrence McCrae.
According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, the Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins will conduct campus interviews with Mccrae on Thursday.
Who is? Is he any good? We’ll take a look after the jump.
McCrae played his ball at Ohio University and finished up last season with 32 receptions for 481 yards. He is listed at 6-3, 198 pounds and though he was not invited to the combine, he’s expected to run in the 4.4 range in the 40 at his Pro Day on Thursday.
Mccrae’s numbers might not be eye popping but Ohio ran a very run heavy offense. He added 9 touchdowns last season and appears to use his height and jumping ability to be a major threat in the red zone.
The scouting reports I have read seem to indicate that while McCrae has nice size and speed, he is not a crisp route runner and he often has to rely on physical mismatches to get the job done. He appears to be projected to go undrafted.
McCrae is one of those guys who is fighting to get noticed and get drafted. If he is able to wow the scouts at his Pro Day on Thursday with a strong 40 time and solid route running he may be able to sneak into the seventh round.
Getting drafted will be more important than ever for guys on the bubble this year with the labor problems looming. If a labor deal is not reached before the draft then the usual undrafted free agent signings that happen in the hours after the draft will not happen. These players will be left in limbo until a deal is reached and free agency is decided upon.
What do you think Addicts? Are the Chiefs just doing their due diligence or is this a sign that they will forgo taking a wide receiver high in favor of bargain hunting in the later rounds?