KC Chiefs 2015 NFL Draft Wish List: Wide Receivers

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West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Mario Alford (5) – Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The KC Chiefs have two picks in the sixth round and you can imagine that at least one of those picks will be used on a wide receiver. Look no further than Mario Alford out of West Virginia.

“He has some retention issues with information, so whoever takes him needs to have a plan for him. I like him personally. I would keep him outside and use him like the Colts use (T.Y.) Hilton.” — NFC East scout

Alford spent two seasons playing for the Mountaineers and his partner in crime, Kevin White, is projected to be a top 10 draft pick. NFL.com says that Alford would work well as an outside receiver, but it’d have to be a team that had a good plan for him.

"Plays with straight-line track speed and is a threat to go over the top of the fastest corners if they get too bold. Alford lacks the short-area elusiveness that would push his draft stock higher, but his speed will open underneath catches and he might be impossible to stay with on crossing routes. He offers value as a kick returner, but must be coached to hit it and go rather than dance. He might be able to play receiver outside in the right scheme. – NFL.com"

Now Mario Alford wouldn’t be a starter for the Chiefs, but there’s no question that this team needs to add some young talent at wide receiver, and Alford would be just that. Andy Reid would likely be able to draw up some ways to use the young Mountaineer.

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