Early Kansas City Chiefs Draft Outlook

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Dec 8, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) celebrates a touchdown catch with wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 43-37. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Round two is where the Packers own the wide receiver market, and it would seem to be where Dorsey will look to start his wide receiver rebuilding project.

Before we continue let’s be clear – the Chiefs need more than one wide receiver and one of those new wide receivers is going to have to be a veteran receiver. These first two years with Andy Reid have proven that young receivers tend to take a little while to learn and develop in his system. It doesn’t mean they cannot be productive or contribute, but it takes some time and grasp the offense in a way that allows Reid to trust the player. Simply drafting a guy isn’t going to guarantee he’ll immediately be better than Donnie Avery.

With that caveat out there, the best value for wide receivers may be in the second round. Green Bay has found great value in the second round at the receiver position, and it’s part of a strategy that fits into the cap value idea.

Receivers are at the top of a second tier of position groups that take up a large chunk of the salary cap. Green Bay has used the second round to gain some nice cap value at a position of value.

Since 2006 the Packers have drafted Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and Davante Adams in the second round of the draft. Adams was their second round pick in 2014 and started 14 games for the Packers, catching 38 passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns. Those are pretty good numbers for a team that featured the two-headed beast of Nelson and Cobb – two other members of the second round club.

The second round has been pretty kind to receivers. Since 2008 the round has featured DeSean Jackson, Eddie Royal, Torrey Smith, and Alshon Jeffery. Justin Hunter, Jordan Matthews, and Jarvis Landry were second round picks in the last two years.

You can find some really good wide receivers in the second round, receivers one may consider to be ‘number one receivers.’ Waiting for the second round to take a receiver may be the wisest thing for the Chiefs when it comes to finding cap value plus filling holes on the roster.

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