Breaking Down The Kansas City Chiefs Draft Needs By Position

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Dec. 9, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) makes a catch while being defended by Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) in the first quarter at Cleveland Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Players Currently On The Roster:

Dwayne Bowe (starter)
Donnie Avery (starter)
AJ Jenkins
Junior Hemingway
Weston Dressler
Kyle Williams
Frankie Hammond
Jerrell Jackson
Rashad Ross
Fred Williams

Would the Chiefs be okay if they started the season with just the players they currently have?

No. I don’t really need to elaborate here. The Chiefs got horrible production from their WRs last season and with Dexter McCluster now gone they’ve actually lost some of the little that they had. Every player listed above not named Dwayne Bowe is fighting for a job in training camp. This position desperately needs an upgrade.

Would the Chiefs prefer to get an upgraded starter at this position?

Yes. Donnie Avery is a #3/4 WR at best. They need a starter opposite of Bowe.

Are the Chiefs in need of adding depth or a long term replacement player at this position?

Yes. Not only do they need players to contribute now, but Dwayne Bowe is getting older and in a few more years his contract will likely exceed his contributions. Depending on KC’s opinion of players like AJ Jenkins and Wesston Dressler, they may even consider drafting two WRs in this draft.

Draft Need Rating: 10