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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3. Keon Coleman - Florida State

  • Measurables: 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds
  • 2022 stats (w/Michigan State): 58 receptions, 798 yards, 7 touchdowns
  • 2023 stats (6 games): 29 receptions, 418 yards, 7 touchdowns

Keon Coleman entered the season as someone with the potential to play himself into the first round. Through six games that is exactly what he has done. Last season, Coleman was in a struggling Michigan State passing attack where he had to share the spotlight with now Green Bay Packer wideout Jayden Reed. At Florida State, he finds himself in a better passing attack, but once again competing with another NFL prospect in Johnny Wilson.

Through six games Coleman has been the clear better prospect. His freakish size and athleticism jump out right away. Coleman even played some basketball at Michigan State (so be prepared to hear about that about 200 times during the draft process). As expected by a former basketball player, Coleman is exceptional at jump ball and contested catch situations. He also moves better than most wideouts his size. He's fast, but not elite in terms of top speed.

I see Coleman as a true X receiver who can be a go-to guy in the short and intermediate field and win downfield with his size/leverage/leaping ability/hands more than true speed. His size and upside could see him continue to climb up boards and move ahead of Nabers if he tests well enough. If you want to see his hands and leaping ability at work, check out the clip below.

Next up another receiver that entered the year as a fringe first round guy and has just exploded this season.