Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp Preview: Wide Receivers

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /

Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp Preview

Albert Wilson – Wide Receiver

I can’t lie to you, this is still my favorite story line from 2016. Many Kansas City Chiefs fans and pundits were ready to hang up on Albert Wilson in favor of Rod Streater. However, despite all the talk, Wilson simply played better than Streater both in Camp and later in the regular season. It appears he has settled into his role as a depth receiver.

I won’t spew any nonsense about Albert Wilson just needing a chance to prove he can be a top guy. The truth is that the Chiefs have him exactly where he should be, as a depth receiver. Wilson brings the right tools to the field to be a match up problem against most depth chart corners and safeties. He’s got good speed and quickness to break off a big play.

The hang up here is that Albert Wilson struggles with his concentration. He drops passes that should be big plays. Wilson doesn’t always show the best effort or ability as a blocker either. Of course, that’s why he lost his job as a starter. As a depth player, those things are a little bit more tolerable.


There is no doubt that Albert Wilson is still competing for his job though. The Chiefs have quite a few receivers on the roster for Training Camp, and there are a number of them with some interesting potential. Wilson will have his work cut out for him to hold off the hungry young wolves.


Albert Wilson will keep his job as a depth receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s got the ability and experience to be a quality option when the Chiefs need an extra receiver on the field. There are some teams where Wilson wouldn’t have a shot at the roster, but Kansas City doesn’t have anywhere near a strong enough wide receiver group for that.