2. Antonio Callaway, Wide Receiver
If the Chiefs are going to protect a futures contract wide receiver from this group, the far more likely (and more desirable) option would be former Cleveland Brown wide receiver Antonio Callaway.
Callaway was a fourth round selection by the Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft, who spent two seasons there before playing in 2020 for the Miami Dolphins. He has appeared in 25 NFL games, including 14 starts in his young NFL career. Callaway has 53 receptions for almost 700 yards and five touchdowns during his three years in the league. He also has experience as a punt returner, a role he handled quite well for the Browns in 2018. He was cut by the Dolphins in late December.
The former Florida Gator fits in well with the Chiefs offensive weaponry, as he stands at just 5’11” and posted a 4.41 second time in the 40-yard dash coming out of college. But it’s his experience that really sets him apart from Williams in terms of angling for a roster spot. The Chiefs are likely to add a rookie to the wide receiver room via the draft, so if they make a second addition, it is likely to be a veteran.
Given the team’s desire to put as much speed on the field as possible, and the fact that Callaway gets to spend the entire offseason with the other receivers and Patrick Mahomes, this seems like a possibility, at least.