Which wide receivers the Kansas City Chiefs could target in the 2024 Draft?

Despite an impressive season start, the Kansas City Chiefs face a significant challenge with a mostly underwhelming wide receiver group. Today we speculate about how they could benefit from an exceptionally talented 2024 wide receiver draft class.
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2. Malik Nabers - LSU

  • Measurables: 6-foot-0 and 200 pounds
  • 2022 stats: 72 receptions, 1,017 yards, 3 touchdowns
  • 2023 stats (7 games): 52 receptions, 860 yards, 7 touchdowns

If you're just a casual college football fan you may or may not be familiar with LSU wideout Malik Nabers, but he's a budding superstar. He's not quite as physically imposing as a few of the options on this list, but he's a solidly built 6-foot, 200 lb. receiver who has fantastic hands and is electric when he gets the ball.

Nabers looked like a first-round pick last season and he has upped his game even more in the first half of this season. With the ball in his hands, he actually reminds me a little of Rashee Rice, but Nabers has a much more impressive catch radius and is comfortable lining up all over the place. Andy Reid would have a field day with Nabers because he's explosive enough that you could use him on designed touches similar to what they've done with guys like Rice, Kadarius Toney, and Mecole Hardman, but is a good enough route runner and contested catch maker that you could use him as a true outside or slot receiver too.

If the depth of this wide receiver class causes Nabers to make it out of the top 20 picks I would do whatever it took to move up and grab Nabers because he could be an absolute star with Patrick Mahomes and pairing him with Rashee Rice for years to come would give KC an absolutely terrifying combination of athletic wideouts who can run after the catch. You can see his ball skills on display in the clip below.

Next up, my current #3 wide receiver and one of this year's biggest risers.