Three Questions: Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receivers

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Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) celebrate after Smith

T-minus 13 days until the start of training camp for the Kansas City Chiefs. So close!

In an effort to get us there a little bit faster we are asking some questions about every position group that need to be answered by the end of August. After filtering through the defense, coaching staff and front office, quarterbacks and running backs, we are now to the much maligned wide receiver group.

The passing game was something that was mostly non-existent through the first half of last season before seeing a slight uptick in the final two months of the season and the playoff game. There is reason to believe the passing game should be better this season because of the quality of the system Andy Reid runs and the experience of the offensive players within the scheme.

Will experience be enough to improve a wide receiver group that didn’t see much change from a year ago? Let’s discuss.

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    The Chiefs offense needs one of the young hopefuls to be a solid contributor in 2014. Jenkins seems to be the guy with the best chance to do that. Hopefully his flashes from last year are an indication that he still has room and the ability to grow into a productive receiver in the NFL.

  • Anthony Poole

    Ben, I’m just hoping, as has been the case with a few past first round WR’s, that Jenkins is a late bloomer and that 2014 is the year the bloom unfolds. With few promising plays he had in 2013, it’s possible that’s the case.

  • Hawthorne

    I don’t have much hope for Jenkins, still falling down in OTAs this year. Mark Harrison is untested, but he probably has the highest ceiling out of this group, followed by DAT, Hemingway, and Hammond.

  • Roger Mihalko

    Mark Harrison is more the size for today’s Wide receiver, He has all the measurable’s, he is strong, speedy, needs work on hands and catching(sounds like bowe when he got here). So this is the receiver corps I would go with:

    number 1 Harrison 20 yards or better
    number 2 Bowe 10 to 20 yard range
    number 3 Hemingway in the slot check down to 10 yard range
    number 4 Hammond good size can fill in at any of the above spots.
    number 5 open jenkins or avery for depth or fast and deep plays.

    I would just get out of the below 6.0 tall receiver game. If you can find a comparable 6.0+ replacement for Avery I would, and fast.

  • tm1946

    I would say we better thank goodness we have Charles and large number at TE because other than Bowe, the cloud of dust at WR/Slot is filled with guys, just a whole lot of guys. Someone/ones have to step up, someone must get on the field, maybe some will be more that a stopgap. To expect any to turn into “all pro” type of talent this year is going back to fantazy world where Hernann Edwards was good enough coach to win the super bowl.

  • Chris Morrison

    I believe the wide receiver core will be all right I seen some improvement at the end of the season I’d like to see hemimgway play 2 spot some he’s big fairly fast an seems to catch decent not to mention he’s a real good blocker

  • Chris Morrison

    Thomas an dresser might be talent there only time will tell

  • Joy sailis

    I think AJ is going to have a great year.

  • Kisersosay

    I don’t see Jenkins playing in the slot. He is behind Avery as the #2 but may by the starter by mid season. I can see us having a platoon in the slot based on the defense we are playing. If short quick DB then Hemmingway would get the nod. If we think DAT or Dressler has the advantage against the DB then they would get the nod. I realize that we don’t have any really proven receivers behind Bowe but I like the potential of the speed and quickness we have. With the exception of Avery our hands have improved with the group we added this year as well. I am also counting on Kelce to make a huge difference down the middle of the field which will help open up the other receivers more. I think we are going to be fine with this group.