Chiefs training camp preview: Wide Receiver

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Can Streater stay healthy and return to his former self? Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Can Streater stay healthy and return to his former self? Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /


Demarcus Robinson

Robinson is a speedy and athletic wide receiver drafted by the Chiefs this year in the fourth round. His athletic ability would often shine while he was at Florida as he burned past many defenders for big gains. His issues lie within his off the field issues and his poor hands. Of his 106 catches at Florida, 11 were drops at a rate of just over 10 percent. If he can address that issue and keep himself out of trouble then he could be a solid second option for the Chiefs in the years to come.

Rod Streater

Streater is entering his fifth year in the NFL and was a big part of the Raiders offense his first two years there. However, the last two have significantly reduced his production due to injuries and an influx of talent in Oakland. Streater has the capability to be a very good pass catcher will solid route running and good experience in the league. The Chiefs may use Streater as a slot option ahead of some of the younger players in the group.

Tyreek Hill

We all know the troubled past of Hill. I for one am of the opinion that those who are guilty of beating their girlfriends should not be allowed to play in the NFL. But, the Chiefs drafted Hill and hope to use his small stature and great speed much like DeAnthony Thomas has been used. Hill will return kicks and punts and should find himself above Thomas on the depth chart through camp.

Mitch Mathews

Mathews is a big wide receiver out of BYU, Andy Reid’s alma mater, who had several big plays for the Cougars this past year. His speed off the line isn’t what most look for in a receiver but he can take the top off the defense with a second burst and his big body and good hands make him a special target in the end zone.

Mike Williams

Williams comes to the Chiefs after one year in Buffalo and several unproductive years in Tampa Bay. He has fairly good size but he was seldom used in Buffalo as his ability to break from defenders has greatly diminished after his first season in the league. Williams will most likely not have a career resurrection in Kansas City but his experience could keep him on the team in case of injury.

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