Chiefs Predictions: what to hope for the rest of this year and beyond

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Oct 10, 2015; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (1) catches a pass during the game New Mexico State Aggies at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mississippi Rebels beats New Mexico State Aggies 52-3. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receivers

The Kansas City Chiefs currently rank #26 in the NFL in the number of passes thrown for a TD with nine. However, only five of those passes were to a WR. It’s a tough call to project future success for anyone currently on the roster. Albert Wilson has 12 total receptions this year. The Chiefs 2015 third round pick Chris Conley has 14. By comparison, Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons had 12 or more receptions in a single game this season. And he’s done that three times! That may not be a fair example but the point is easily made: the Chiefs still have a huge need at wide receiver.


This offseason K.C. will address the WR position once again by either drafting a big name or signing someone who can come in and give the Kansas City QB another tangible target down field. If Ole Miss’ WR Laquon Treadwell is within three draft slots of where the Chiefs are picking, expect John Dorsey to pull the trigger on a draft day trade and watch the Chiefs go up and get the 6’2” 230 lb. receiving phenom who also happens to be a heck of a blocker. If the Chiefs lose enough of their games to end up with a top 12 pick, the odds go up that Dorsey does fishing to hook Treadwell. Treadwell currently ranks as the #9 prospect by CBS Sports and #7 by DraftTek.

ILB Derrick Johnson

Derrick Johnson will turn 33 a week from tomorrow (on the 22nd) but he’s playing like he’s 22 years old. Derrick is playing and tackling on pace to match his career averages… which is saying plenty for the old man of the team (although punter Dustin Colquitt is 6 months older). Derrick’s even keeled approach to the game on and off the field makes him potentially coaching material down the road if he’s interested.


John Dorsey will sign DJ to a short but multiyear deal keeping him in the fold for a reduced rate. Johnson deserves to finish his career in a Chiefs uniform as much as Tamba Hali and a new contract this coming offseason should make that happen.

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