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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5th Round Pick: Jamari Thrash

Jamari Thrash
Louisville v Georgia Tech / Todd Kirkland/GettyImages

Louisville receiver Jamari Thrash is one of the biggest sleepers of the 2024 NFL Draft and the most fun to imagine in a Chiefs uniform. Thrash doesn't have all of the measurables, but his ability to create separation against man and zone coverages is very impressive. He also has a surprising amount of releases off of the line. Thrash understands how to read coverages and manipulate them depending on his route.

Unfortunately, Thrash's lack of athleticism limits his game greatly. His lack of size prevents him from being able to beat press man coverage reliably, his speed stops him from beating receivers deep down the field, and his lack of strength keeps him from being physical at the catch point, however, that doesn't mean Thrash can't become a great player. Amon-Ra St. Brown lacks all of these characteristics but his ability to run routes against slot cornerbacks makes him one of the most valuable receivers in the league.

Thrash's limitations are going to prevent him from being a true X-receiver in the league, however, his ability to run routes and be physical from the slot will make him an invaluable asset. Below is one of Thrash's best reps at his previous college (Georgia Southern) and his most recent college, Louisville.