With Alex Smith having a solid day, Chiefs fans know better than to assume that means the receivers are too. Smith loves to throw to his tight ends and running backs, so hearing that the receivers are getting in the mix is an added bonus.
This offseason, veteran Jeremy Maclin got together with youngsters Albert Wilson and Chris Conley to hone their games. The entire trio had a solid day in practice, but Albert Wilson is the man who turned heads with a big play on a deep ball from Smith that he hauled in with his finger tips. That is the kind of performances the Chiefs need to see from their youngsters.
On the other end of the spectrum, it was a rough day for veteran receivers Mike Williams and Rod Streater. Both players are trying to resurrect their careers, but neither got very far on that path today. Williams struggled with drops…a lot of drops. While Streater didn’t play poorly, his highlight of the day was getting crushed by rookie safety Eric Murray. Not good when his competition, Albert Wilson, was having a big day.
Ultimately, the Chiefs should be hoping that it is the youngsters that come out of Training Camp looking the best. If they can beat out veterans like Williams and Streater, it means the Chiefs have young, talented, and cheap options in the passing game for the next several years. That is an asset that should never be discounted.
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