2024 NFL Draft: Ranking top 10 wide receiver fits for Kansas City Chiefs

In a loaded draft class at wide receiver, these are the prospects who would fit best in K.C.

Texas A&M v LSU
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The Kansas City Chiefs currently sit with the 25th pick in the NFL draft order. They have some very obvious needs that will commonly mocked to them throughout the draft season. The most obvious will be a wide receiver. If you're reading a mock draft, you can make a safe bet that the Chiefs are getting mocked a wideout.

With the Chiefs having an obvious need at the position, we are ranking our top 10 wide receiver fits.
Make sure to bookmark the Arrowhead Addict Big Board where we rank our top draft prospects based on the Chiefs' needs.

In a loaded draft class at wide receiver, these are the prospects who would fit best in K.C.

What do the Chiefs like at receiver? Speed, separation, and versatility. The Chiefs want someone who can get open quickly, win with yards after the catch, and can line up in numerous spots along the offense.

Thinking about some of the better receivers Andy Reid has had in Kansas City (Tyreek Hill and Jeremey Maclin), these are areas in which wideouts have excelled. Size and possession traits have never really clicked with the Chiefs pass catchers under Andy Reid. So we will value those traits less.

1. Marvin Harrison Jr. , Ohio State, 6'4" 205lbs

Marvin Harrison Jr.
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Our top prospect in the 2024 draft, there's not much Marvin Harrison Jr. can't do. Mahomes to Marv is a dream that Chiefs fans can imagine sadly. While he certainly deserves all of the recognition we can give him the path to him in red and gold is basically impossible without forfeiting years of draft capital.

2. Malik Nabers, LSU, 6'0" 200lbs

Malik Nabers, Malaki Starks
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If it wasn't for Marvin Harrison being a once-in-a-decade wide receiver prospect Malik Nabers would be getting even more buzz. Explosive is the best way to describe his game with over 1,500 yards this season and being in the 74th percentile of separation, Nabers wins and wins fast. See shades of Ja'Marr Chase with Nabers.

3. Rome Odunze, Washington, 6'3" 215lbs

Rome Odunze, Ryan Watts
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Odunze's speed at his size is rare, while his ball tracking skills and ability to win at the catch point make him a premium talent. He ranks in the 96th percentile for contested catches via PFF. Odunze would be a terrific top option in Kansas City and would be a great compliment to Rashee Rice and Travis Kelce.

4. Brian Thomas Jr. LSU, 6'4" 205lbs

Brian Thomas Jr.
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Brian Thomas is coming off his best season where he took a huge step forward as a pass catcher. Thomas' frame allows him able to line up anywhere on the field, and he has the speed and quickness to win in many ways. Averaging over 18 yards a catch, nobody was able to cover Thomas 1-on-1. It's also important to note that LSU has a well-documented track record of producing NFL-caliber wide receivers.

5. Troy Franklin, Oregon, 6'3" 187lbs

Troy Franklin
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Franklin's big season has helped propel him into first-round conversations. Despite his slender build, he plays much bigger than his build hauling in 7 contested catches. Franklin lined up on the outside almost exclusively and dominated with speed. Franklin has a chance to be one of the fastest players in the draft this year. He fits the mold of a classic Andy Reid receiver and is more than just a field stretcher.

6. Devontze Walker, North Carolina, 6'2" 200lbs

Devontez Walker
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After having some transfer issues "Tez" only got 8 games with Drake Maye and still posted 699 yards and 7TDs. His time at Kent State might actually be what helps get him drafted high though. He is an elite athlete who runs crisp routes, fears no defenders over the middle of the field, and has long speed to stretch the field. In 2022, in a game against the dominant National Champion Georgia Bulldogs, he looked like the best player on the field.

7. Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State, 6'1" 205lbs

Ja'Den McBurrows, Emeka Egbuka
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Another cog in the Ohio State wide receiver machine, Egbuka has been a consistent part of one of the best pass-catching corps in college football. His slender build could limit him to the slot at the NFL level but his football IQ and route running make him a high-floor option. His athletic limits might drop him into the 2nd round but he's a high floor player that any offense can use.

8. Ladd McConkey, Georgia, 6'0" 185lbs

Capital One Orange Bowl - Georgia v Florida State
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Nothing about McConkey's frame or testing is going to scream game-changing receiver but it's hard to deny the tape. McConkey is simply always open and has been productive year after year in an offense with numerous weapons. He's dynamic enough after the catch and has been a master of explosive plays of 15 yards or more. While he's not going to be a contested catch or outside ball winner he's going to be a quarterback's best friend.

9. Adonai Mitchell, Texas, 6'4" 196lbs

Adonai Mitchell, Elijah Jackson
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Mitchell has smooth and fluid movement despite his larger frame. He has been a red zone machine with 10 touchdowns including one in the college football playoff. With a heap of talent, Mitchell could be a riser in this draft depending on his draft process. His inconsistencies play to play and route to route make him a bit frustrating to watch. Still a great talent.

10. Keon Coleman, Florida State, 6'4" 215lbs

Keon Coleman
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Surprisingly, Coleman rounds out our top 10. His highlight reels make him a top-10 pick. His athleticism, strength at the catch point, and straight-line speed are all elite. However, his lack of separation is concerning, his separation percentiles are among the lowest of any player in our top 10. It feels like Coleman has relied on being bigger/stronger than defenders rather than polished route running and releases. Coleman has potential but he's more of a project.