The Kansas City Chiefs finished 30th in receiving yards last year with only the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams (now Los Angeles) behind them.
One of those teams just traded away a bunch of picks to get the first pick of the draft to select a quarterback. The second of those teams is predicted by nearly every mock draft to take a receiver in the first round. The Chiefs have been working this offseason to fill this need as well as the other needs that Kansas City has.
The Chiefs have signed both Rod Streater and Mike Williams to help give Alex Smith more guys to throw to. Jeremy Maclin is obviously the number one receiver on the team but there is speculation about who the number two guy could be. Is it Albert Wilson or is it Chris Conley?
Conley shows promise. He was just a rookie after all but he did play every game last season including the two postseason games. He did not rack up a whole lot of yards however, totaling only 199. Albert Wilson showed promise as well as a speedy type of receiver who could play both inside and outside. His 451 yards was second among all receivers, something of a clear issue.
In the New England game, Conley and Wilson were expected to step up while Maclin was dealing with his high ankle sprain but neither really took over. In fact, it was Jason Avant who made most of the plays.
Enter Streater and Williams, both of these players have shown flashes of solid receiver play in the past. Streater played well for the Oakland Raiders before injuries plagued his career. Williams had two solid seasons for the Buccaneers received a huge payday from Tampa. Williams had a rough season for the Bucs and would end up getting traded for the Buffalo Bills for a sixth-round pick. Williams would later get cut by the Bills by the same guy who coached him and kicked him off the team at Syracuse, Doug Marrone. Williams sat out all of 2015 after being suspended the first three games.
Streater would only catch one pass during the 2015 season for only eight yards in the only game he played in for Oakland. It is said that both of these receivers have huge upsides and potential as long as they can A) stay healthy or B) avoid off-the-field troubles.
Enter the 2016 draft. Some people believe that the Chiefs should draft cornerback especially after losing Sean Smith with little depth behind him. Marcus Peters appears to have a bright future, and Phillip Gaines did well in 2014. However, there is talk that if the right receiver is available the Chiefs should pull the trigger.
Who do you want to be the pick, Addicts?