Kansas City Chiefs Scouting Report: Tyler Lockett


The Kansas City Chiefs need help in the wide receiver position and they can easily do so in the 2015 NFL Draft. With the other positions that need help, the Chiefs could honestly afford to wait until the third or fourth round to take their first wide receiver. If they decide to do that, Tyler Lockett would be the perfect choice.

Aside from the fact that Lockett is a proven wide receiver, he is also a local guy. Lockett played for four years for the Kansas State Wildcats and his father, Kevin Lockett, was a second round pick for Kansas City in 1997. These reasons alone could be a big enough reason for the Chiefs to take the K-State Wildcat.

Combine Results

  • 40-yard dash – 4.40 seconds*
  • Vertical jump – 35.5 inch
  • Broad jump – 121.0 inch
  • 3-cone drill – 6.89 seconds
  • 20-yard shuttle – 4.07 seconds*
  • 60-yard shuttle – 11.14 seconds*

* = Combine top performer

Results courtesy of NFL.com

Lockett has been quoted in the past saying that he’d love to join the Chiefs, and I’m sure fans are hoping for that result.

"Highly competitive with a history of production at Kansas State. Utilizes great routes and suddenness out of his breaks to get consistent separation. Lockett is a film rat who can come in and compete for a slot receiver spot right away and should be an NFL punt returner.– Lance Zierlein of NFL.com"

The only problem I would have with taking Lockett as their first wide receiver, is that Kansas City really needs a guy who can take that number two spot. The other candidates for that position right now are Jason Avant or Albert Wilson. Avant is a seasoned veteran and has played alongside Maclin before, and Wilson will only be entering his second year in the pros after going undrafted last year.

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Lockett would be a great slot receiver and special teams player for the Kansas City Chiefs, but I would feel much better about the pick if another receiver had already been added (say DeVante Parker or even someone like Rashad Greene) earlier on in the draft.

Lockett does, however, make it easy for quarterbacks to get the ball to him and that’s a skill that is needed for the Chiefs’ offense. Alex Smith didn’t have much of an offensive line last year, and a quick and speedy guy like Tyler Lockett could suddenly make his life much easier (assuming the line stays terrible in 2015).

If Tyler Lockett were to come to Kansas City, the Chiefs would have both him and De’Anthony Thomas, which could be interesting. I still would welcome this addition though. A local kid whose father played here as well? Sounds like a win-win to me. I even had the Chiefs taking Tyler Lockett in the third round of my mock draft several weeks back.

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