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.
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7th Round: Joshua Cephus

Joshua Cephus
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UTSA receiver Joshua Cephus can provide quality reps from the X-receiver spot, especially to teams that need a bigger body receiver to catch contested passes. Cephus fits into the Chiefs roster by filling the role of former wide receiver, JuJu Smith-Schuster—not in his deep-threat ability, but in his ability to make consistent, contested catches on third down. He would also provide them with quality blocking from the outside on their outside-zone run schemes (runs outside the tackles).

Cephus will really have to work on his route tree if he's going to get any game reps. While he was at UTSA, he did quite well on deep/deep in-breaking routes, but he's shown no ability to consistently create separation on anything else. He also doesn't have the athleticism to match up against top-flight NFL defensive backs.

Cephus' road to quality starting receiver reps is going to be very hard, however, on the Chiefs, he would be able to immediately challenge guys like Skyy Moore, Justyn Ross, and Kadarius Toney for WR4 reps.