2020 NFL Draft prospects who could replace current Chiefs players
By Thomas Welte
Replacing an Overpaid Wide Receiver:
Wide receiver Sammy Watkins is due a lot of money in 2020 and simply has not been healthy enough to warrant the paycheck. Even when Watkins has been healthy, he has been inconsistent despite some flashes of brilliance. The Chiefs can move on and save a lot of money and they maybe even be able to shop Watkins for a draft pick.
The Chiefs valued Watkins for his run-after-catch ability, which has been lacking from the otherwise deep offense. The Chiefs may look to the alma matter of offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy for a solution. Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault is listed at 6’2 and 220 pounds. Shenault is expected to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Shenault is versatile. The Colorado Buffaloes have leaned heavily on #12 the past two years and it has paid dividends, as he’s been used as a receiver, returner, and runner and produced excellently no matter the role.
Similarly to Watkins, the biggest knock on Shenault has been a relatively extensive injury history. One could theorize that if Shenault were used more sparingly it would reduce the injury potential. Shenault is not quite as athletic as Watkins, but his versatility and physical nature would fit well in Kansas City.