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 Jehu Chesson
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jehu Chesson. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp Preview

The Rest Of The Depth Chart

It remains to be seen how many wide receivers the Kansas City Chiefs will keep, but six seems like a good bet. That means after the four players we’ve run through, there are still two spots left to be claimed, and eight men on the roster to fight for them. We’ll take a brief look at the guys who have a shot at making the team.

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Jehu Chesson – Rookie

The Chiefs traded up to draft Jehu Chesson this year. However, that doesn’t guarantee his spot on the roster. Kansas City has not been afraid in the past to let draft picks walk in their first year. I doubt that is the case with Chesson though. He could have been taken much higher if it hadn’t been for some injury concerns. I like his chances a lot.

DeAnthony Thomas – 4th Year

There was a lot of hype around DeAnthony Thomas when the Chiefs first brought him in. However, the speedy return man has seen less and less work every year. The KC coaching staff may not see a reason to keep him around if they like the potential of another player. In fact, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if Thomas doesn’t make the team.

Gehrig Dieter – Rookie

Taken as an undrafted free agent from Alabama, Gehrig Dieter is actually a guy who bounced around college football. He has some impressive tape on his college resume, but a lot of questions as well. This will likely come down to what kind of impact he can have on Special Teams. For the offense, I’m not holding out much hope.

Seantavius Jones – 1st Year

He’s bounced around the NFL a bit without actually accumulating a year of official experience. However, Seantavius Jones has shown some flash in practices this summer. I don’t know if that is enough to get him a shot on the roster though. He’s already 24 and hasn’t made any kind of an impact. His chances are pretty slim.

Tevin Jones – 1st Year

Like Seantavius Jones, Tevin Jones has also bounced around the NFL a little bit. He’s a bigger body receiver, who may fit what the Chiefs like to do in working the middle of the field. However, he will also have a tough battle with younger guys who can show more potential.

Marcus Kemp – Rookie

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A big rookie receiver out of Hawaii, Marcus Kemp is the kind of guy who can earn a spot on his potential. Coaches love a guy who provides a mismatch, and Kemp can do that. If he can also play Special Teams, then he’s definitely a guy to watch for. I’ve got him on my list of potential dark horses to make the team.

Alonzo Moore – Rookie

It’s tough to get a good read on a wide receiver from a run-first college offense. So there isn’t a lot known about what Alonzo Moore can do. However, he’ll tell you that he’s the kind of receiver that can stretch the field. With the team looking to transition to Patrick Mahomes over the next couple of years, that may give him an edge. I think he’ll at least make the Practice Squad.

Tony Stephens – Rookie

Usually, leading a major program in all receiving categories will get you noticed. However, Tony Stevens still went undrafted this year. That’s probably got a lot to do with his very skinny frame. However, he’s got a chance at making the roster if he can fill out a little bit. I see him as a Practice Squad guy, but there is potential there.

The Kansas City Chiefs expect to be contenders in 2017. However, the wide receiver position is still very much in question as we head to Training Camp. Someone has to step up for this group if the Chiefs want to have a respectable passing game. That’s something we haven’t seen from this team in a very long time.