Kansas City Chiefs: Three combine standouts that would fit KC’s offense
Dylan Cantrell – Wide Receiver – Texas Tech
Weight: 226 pounds
40 Yard Dash: 4.59 seconds (31st amongst WR)
Bench Press: 18 reps (7th amongst WR)
Vertical Jump: 38.5″ (3rd amongst WR)
Broad Jump: 130″ (T-2nd amongst WR)
3 Cone Drill: 6.56 seconds (T-1st amongst WR)
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.03 seconds (1st amongst WR)
60 Yard Shuttle: 10.85 seconds (1st amongst WR)
Dylan Cantrell of Texas Tech isn’t on many lists you’ll find of the best wide receiver prospects in this draft class. However, I think he’s a perfect fit for the Kansas City Chiefs. First, let’s get the obvious out of the way. No wide receiver in this draft has a connection with Patrick Mahomes like Cantrell does. Cantrell not only was Mahomes teammate at Texas Tech but they even went to high school together.
Cantrell doesn’t have break away deep speed but he has great hands (only 3 drops on 74 catchable passes) and with those combine numbers and a good coaching staff that can help him sharpen his routes I believe he can be a fantastic possession receiver. Having said that, with his size and leaping ability he can absolutely still be a deep threat when he has the right match up. Plus, Good Morning Football’s Peter Schrager said one scout called him the best blocking wide receiver in this draft class.
The Chiefs won’t have to spend a high draft pick on Cantrell and I don’t know that he’ll be a huge contributor as a rookie, but if the Chiefs have to prioritize other positions earlier in the draft I think Cantrell would be an excellent pick up that would instantly be able to contribute on special teams and would walk in on day one already having chemistry with Patrick Mahomes.
If I’m still not selling you, here is the aforementioned Schrager explaining why Cantrell is his “guy” in this draft class.
So what do you think Chiefs fans? Are you in favor of the Chiefs drafting any or all of these combine standouts? Were there other offensive standouts that you think would be a better fit for the Chiefs? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
As always, thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!!!!