In our second installment of our series, we take a look at one of the most dire positions of need in KC: the wide receiver position. Who’s available? We discuss.
The Kansas City Chiefs are in need of a new, clear-cut number-one receiver. With a number of talented role players and Travis Kelce, the Chiefs will undoubtedly do their due diligence on this receiving class. So, who’s going to be available in each round of this year’s draft for the Chiefs to select?
As the Chiefs look to build out their wide receiver room, they will likely be looking for a type that they don’t have: a bigger-bodied receiver that can make tough catches over the middle. While that won’t be available for them at every level, you may notice that is a common theme with the receivers that they could take in each round. Here are the options, starting with round one.
Round 1: Jordan Addison, USC
This is an option that you don’t see as often in mock drafts. Jordan Addison is an interesting option for the Chiefs at the end of round one. Addison is both explosive and agile. With elite separation skills, Addison could immediately make an impact on the Chiefs’ passing offense.
Addison has a smaller frame, that might not be able to take as much punishment, which is the biggest reason that he will take a tumble out of the top of the first round. Addison is not overly fast, but his route running could make him a real problem for defenses at the next level.
Round 2: Cedric Tillman, Tennessee
The inverse of Jordan Addison, Cedric Tillman has tremendous size and ball skills. With the ability to adjust to the ball on passes high or low, Tillman might truly become a monster at the NFL level. He is able to take punishment in the middle of the field and fight for the extra yards that are needed in short-yardage situations.
In Kansas City, Tillman could eventually become a true number one. With a skillset similar to that of Tee Higgins, Tillman could be the last missing piece of the passing offense. With a need for a physical receiver, a 2nd round investment would be great for what Tillman could offer.