Kansas City Chiefs: The Five Most Surprising Players Of 2016

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

Kansas City Chiefs Most Surprising Players #3

Tyreek Hill

When the Kansas City Chiefs drafted Tyreek Hill this past year, the story was not about his talent. Instead, everyone was focused on the story of his domestic violence incident. That focus would not last long though as Hill quickly made it known that he was a different kind of football player.

Tyreek Hill thrived in the Chiefs offense as a hybrid wide receiver and running back. At the same time, he became one of the most electrifying return men in recent history. I’m not sure what any of us expected, but this was not it. Instantly there is a new level of excitement surrounding the Chiefs offense with Hill on the field.

There is still some development that has to happen. Yes, I am actually saying that Tyreek Hill can get better. While his athleticism is off the charts, he still has a ways to go in developing as  a wide receiver. He needs to improve his route running, as well as adding to the number of routes in his bag. Doing this will make him an almost unstoppable weapon.

Moving forward, it’s hard to even know what the ceiling is for Tyreek Hill. Could he be the #2 receiver? Is he just a multi-functional weapon? Could the Chiefs stick Hill in at running back, where he played in college? The KC coaching staff has decisions to make and work to do there, but it’s hard to see how Hill doesn’t emerge even better in year two.