Early 53-man roster predictions for the Kansas City Chiefs after the 2024 NFL Draft

With the rookie class figured out, let's take a way-too-early look at what the 53-man roster could resemble.
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Players: Xavier Worthy, Rashee Rice, Justin Watson, Marquise Brown, Kadarius Toney, Skyy Moore

Things could get very interesting at this position in very unexpected ways.

First, let's discuss the sure things. Worthy is the first-round pick who will be given every chance to help the team stretch the field as the Chiefs try out their shiny new toy. Brown is the established veteran who should be plenty motivated to hit the open market again after this season.

Those two will lead the charge alongside Rice, but it's impossible to tell if/when his suspension is coming given the league's stance on waiting for any and all legal processes to play out. Remember, the Chiefs have had suspensions leveled on them halfway through the regular season before, so Rice might begin the year on a suspended list (leaving room for a Nikko Remigio to make the team) or KC might lose him after several games.

Beyond those three, Justin Watson is back in a contract year and gives the Chiefs a trusted face to round out the wide receiving corps.

The variables here are Skyy Moore and Kadarius Toney. Both players have some level of solid investments in them, and given their relative youth and cost-controlled positions, the Chiefs are wise to not punt on them too soon as "failures." Some players are late bloomers and Andy Reid and company can and should do everything they can to get something out of them.

Can Kadarius Toney remain on his best behavior? Is there any way that Moore can establish trust with Mahomes? Will the Chiefs decide to end either experiment and go in a different direction? All of this feels possible but for now we're going with these six receivers.