Kansas City Chiefs: Much Ado About Wide Receivers

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The Draft

Nov 15, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Phillip Dorsett (4) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles during the first quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Recently, Arrowhead Addicts’ Senior Staff Writer Laddie Morse published what a “Super Bowl” draft would look like for the Chiefs this year (you can read part one here and part two here). Essentially, such a draft sets the team up with quality talent that can make an immediate impact and change the team’s future. I won’t go into what all went into the draft, as you can read it for yourself. But suffice to say, the man did his homework. For the sake of this article, let’s assume that this is the best possible group the Chiefs could end up with come draft time.

Though the Chiefs end up with a quality mix of players, they don’t come out with an instant boost at receiver. Though Morse projects Kansas City picking up three receivers, they are taken in the fourth, fifth, and seventh rounds.

The players certainly have potential, Morse thinks Phillip Dorsett (Miami [FL]) could develop into another Jeremy Maclin, but he only rated the other two picks (Dres Anderson and Tre McBride) to be “AVERAGE to GOOD+.” So unless one turns out to be a great steal with immediate impact, the Chiefs will prevent regression at the receiver position, but may not see a lot of improvement next year.

That means that Kansas City may find itself in need of procuring the talents of a pass-catching free agent.