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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7. Xavier Worthy - Texas

  • Measurables: 6-foot-1 and 172 pounds
  • 2022 stats: 60 receptions, 760 yards, 9 touchdowns
  • 2023 stats (6 games): 34 receptions, 453 yards, 3 touchdowns

Xavier Worthy is a slender speedster who has big-play upside every time he touches the ball. If you watch a highlight reel of Worthy it is easy to see him as a first-round pick, but he has some concentration issues that lead to drops and isn't as physical as the other receivers on this list.

I would love for the Chiefs to land Worthy in the second round, but the late first is a little high for me. In fact, there are a couple of guys on my honorable mention list at the start of this piece that I personally like better than Worthy, but others that I respect a lot are higher on him than I am and he is consistently mocked in the first round.

If I compare Worthy to wideouts in the last draft class, I would have him behind other thin speedsters like Jordan Addison, Zay Flowers, and Marvin Mims (who went late in the 2nd round), but ahead of Jalin Hyatt who went in the early third round. All that having been said, he will be a dangerous big-play weapon in the NFL where I think his ability to create separation will carry over.

If you want to get a feel for Worthy's game I encourage you to watch all his snaps in the Alabama game below (as opposed to his highlights) where you can see his upside and a few of his limitations as well.

So there you have it Chiefs fans. Those are some of the special wide receiver talents that will be available in the 2024 NFL draft. Hopefully, the Chiefs receivers step things up enough as the season goes on that they don't feel forced to take one early, but if they do this may be the year to do it and if you weren't aware of them already this list gives you some guys to keep your eye on during the 2nd half of the college football season. The depth of talent in this class could allow the Chiefs to take someone late in the first round that normally would go much higher and if Brett Veach feels that is the case as well, he may be less likely to spend big on a wideout at the trade deadline.