Round 5 – K.J. Hill, WR
Hill enjoyed a nice senior season with the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2019 with a career high of 10 touchdowns to go with 57 catches and 636 receiving yards. His other totals were higher during his junior campaign, but the 6’0, 195 lb. wide receiver showed a nice nose for the end zone as he developed.
Hill needs space to make the play since he’s not a burner by any means nor is he overly physical, but he’s a very polished receiver who can run any route and has excellent technique. He’s a heady receiver who can create space with know-how over physical giftedness and his hands are underrated, too.
For the Chiefs, Hill offers an instant contributor who can come in and quickly pick up what’s being asked of him. It’s also nice for the Chiefs to pick up someone from this talented draft class given that Demarcus Robinson only signed up for one more season and Sammy Watkins, if he remains, only has one year left on his deal as well. There’s room here for a new face in the wideout room and Hill would be a nice fit.
The only surprise here is that Minnesota’s Tyler Johnson is still on the table as well.
Our take: Sounds nice.