KC Chiefs 2015 NFL Draft Wish List: Wide Receivers

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Louisville Cardinals wide receiver DeVante Parker (9) – Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015 NFL Draft is less than a week away and the KC Chiefs have a glaring need at the wide receiver position. Yes, the Chiefs acquired Jeremy Maclin in free agency, but there is still a need to add a few more guys out there, especially in that second slot.

I decided to compile a list of 10 wide receivers I would like to see Kansas City draft next weekend. Not all of these options will be first round prospects. I’ll do three I’d like to see become a Chief in the first round, three in the second or third rounds, and the rest will be rounds four through seven.

So, who are the guys I’d like to see the Kansas City Chiefs take in the draft? Let’s take a look!

The chances of DeVante Parker being on the board when the Chiefs draft in round one are unlikely, but he’d be the wide receiver I’d most like to see wind up in Kansas City. Obviously Amari Cooper and Kevin White are the two best receivers, but both will surely be taken in the top 10.

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Parker spent four seasons in Louisville and finished his career with the Cardinals with 156 receptions for 2,775 yards and 33 touchdowns. His best season came during his junior year in 2013 when he finished the year with 55 receptions for 885 yards and 12 touchdowns.

"Parker does his best work when the ball is in the air. He uses his height and wingspan to consistently snatch anything that comes his way. Parker isn’t going to overpower cornerbacks and he will have more contested catches than most explosive wideouts. He has consistently posted eye-popping yards-per-catch numbers during his time at Louisville and showed of solid athleticism at the combine. Parker has the potential to be a legitimate lead receiver for a West Coast offense. – Lance Zierlein of NFL.com"

Again, I don’t see Parker being available past the 15th pick, but if he is, I’d love to see him in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform in 2015. First round picks have the capability of coming in and starting right away and that’s the Chiefs need.

No offense to Jason Avant, Albert Wilson, and the other possibilities for the second starter spot, but DeVante Parker very well could be the longterm answer.

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