Discovering a wide receiver for the Chiefs in every round of 2024 NFL Draft

If the Chiefs are going to reach for help at wide receiver in this year's draft, here's who they could find in each round.
2023 SEC Championship - Georgia v Alabama
2023 SEC Championship - Georgia v Alabama / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages
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4th Round Pick: Devontez Walker

Devontez Walker, Kamren Kinchens
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UNC's 'Tez Walker has all the traits of an elite WR. Standing at 6'2" with a 4.36-second 40-yard dash (9.76 RAS), 'Tez has limitless potential to become an apex predator in the NFL. He plays strong throughout the route, forcing defensive backs to abandon any plans of pressing him at the line of scrimmage. His next-level speed shows up on tape, as he blows by defenders on deep routes, and he got better throughout the year at catching contested throws.

However, his lack of a route tree (outside of deep routes downfield) will prevent him from making an immediate impact in the league. Walker has a lot to work on. When running comeback/hitch routes, he hasn't shown that he can come back to the ball consistently. He also hasn't consistently shown that he can win at the catch point on contested catches. Lastly, he tends to round off his routes, curbing their effectiveness.

Overall, Devontez Walker is an incredibly talent prospect with one of the highest ceilings in the draft, however, his ability to be a consistent threat as a rookie will be very inconsistent. Any team that gets 'Tez in this upcoming draft will be grabbing a lottery ticket with very little downside.