Kansas City Chiefs 2016 roster: Thoughts and musings
The foursome of Maclin, Conley, Hill, and Robinson were no brainers for me. That leaves two other options that KC could have let go in place of Streater, DeAnthony Thomas and Albert Wilson.
I would have bet a large sum of money on DAT not making the 2016 Chiefs after Kansas City drafted Hill. While no two NFL players are the same those two certainly share a lot of similarities. Both are explosive (although Hill has better straight line speed), both are threats in the return game, and both have experience at both running back and wide receiver. Something weird went down with DAT last season. He was out with a concussion, the Chiefs eventually medically cleared him to play, but he didn’t return.
My sense was that DAT had doubts about continuing his NFL career and the Chiefs weren’t happy that he wouldn’t return for the playoffs when they needed him. I believed that this would lead to either DAT retiring or KC moving on without him (especially when they drafted DAT 2.0 in Hill).
That said, DAT came back this offseason ready to roll and looked great as a slot weapon with the second unit. He played well enough to make the team. I think he’s a valuable weapon to have, but I would have preferred to trade DAT over Streater given that you have someone else with DAT’s skill set in Hill.
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