Chris Conley – A lot of Chiefs fans are excited about Chris Conley. Apart from being a likeable guy (and maybe a bit of a nerd), Conley has the athletic potential to be a big time playmaker in the NFL. Conley and quarterback Alex Smith gave Chiefs fans a couple of “hold your breath” moments in 2015 when they attempted to connect on deep routes.
The results weren’t quite there, but when reviewing these plays on film, it’s easy to see that the two of them just need to adjust their timing. That comes with experience, and Conley has a whole year of it now.
Demarcus Robinson – When the Chiefs drafted Demarcus Robinson, I didn’t hesitate…this kid could be the Chiefs No. 2 wide receiver in a year or two, and maybe the top dog in a post-Maclin KC. While Kansas City got him in the fourth round, he had the talent to go in the second, maybe even the late first.
However, some bad decisions and an equal attitude early in his college career had lasting effects on his draft status. Teams were willing to overlook his exceptional talent because he had been a problem child for his previous coaches. But if he can keep his head on straight, the sky is the limit for this youngster.
Tyreek Hill – The Chiefs caught quite a bit of flak for making this pick. Tyreek Hill’s on field prowess is definitely overshadowed by his off the field anger issues that culminated with him attacking his pregnant girlfriend. For his own part, Hill has owned up to his mistake at every turn.
Even the prosecuting District Attorney spoke up on his behalf regarding that. He’ll be on a short leash regarding his off the field conduct, but Hill’s ability on the field is out of this world. Enough so that he may even be pushing DeAnthony Thomas, another youngster with great potential, off the roster.
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