Players Who Likely Dropped Out Of Consideration For The Chiefs
Feb 20, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers tight end Maxx Williams jumps up to loosen his legs before running the 40 yard dash during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Maxx Williams – TE – Minnesota
Recently, The Kansas City Star‘s Terez Paylor mocked TE Maxx Williams to the Chiefs. I’ll admit that I hadn’t considered Williams prior to his mock and that the idea appealed to me. Alex Smith having two great TE options is a good idea, but I just don’t think Williams is worthy of that high of a pick. Williams is the best TE in this draft, but he doesn’t have impressive size (6’4″, 249 lbs), strength (17 bench press reps), or speed (4.78 40 time). His hands and route running are great, but Travis Kelce was a better prospect than Williams, and KC got him in the second round.
Devin Funchess – WR – Michigan
Early in the mock-draft season, Devin Funchess was a popular pick for the Chiefs. At that time, it was believed that he had WR speed in a body big enough to play TE. However, it turns out that he actually has TE speed in a body that is possibly too big to play WR but not big enough to play in-line TE. I’m not saying that a team can’t find a way to use Funchess, but there are far too many questions to warrant the Chiefs taking him in the first round.
Next up, it’s finally time to look at the players who might be an option for the Chiefs when they pick in the first round…
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