Five Kansas City Royals Who Could Be Chiefs

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Oct 29, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson laughs before game seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Jarrod Dyson as a kick returner makes more sense than anyone else on the list.

Not only does he have the speed needed to return kicks and punts, he oozes athleticism.

While on the small side at 5’10”, 160 pounds, his elusiveness should make it hard to easily bring him down.

Many kick returners specialize in their position, and don’t see a ton of action elsewhere on the field. That is exactly Dyson’s role with the Royals. He doesn’t find himself starting often, but when he is in the game there is good reason.

Dyson has learned to turn his speed in to a deadly weapon, and his glove is good enough to justify late-inning play.

Like a kick returner changing the game with one long return, Dyson’s specialties (stealing bases, scoring from first on a long single), ignite the crowd and help swing momentum in a matter of seconds.

Dyson may not be Dante Hall if he were in the NFL, but if someone told you he returned a punt for touchdown, would you doubt it?

NFL comparisonMel Gray, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles

Career prediction — Five seasons, 4,300 return yards, two return touchdowns

Awards — Pro Bowl (second season)

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