Kansas City Chiefs: Young receivers making their mark early

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Kansas City Chiefs Young Receivers

Tyreek Hill – 2nd Year

What if I told you that Kansas City Chiefs superstar corner Marcus Peters was getting abused all day in camp so far? You probably wouldn’t believe it, but that’s exactly what has been going on when Tyreek Hill lines up against him. Hill has been phenomenal so far in training camp.

This was the biggest wild card for the Chiefs this year. A lot of faith was being put in Tyreek Hill’s ability to fully convert from running back/gadget player into a legitimate full time receiver. So far that appears to be paying off pretty well. Hill has been able to get the best of Marcus Peters quite a bit so far. Enough so to earn some very high praise from the star corner.

Last year was a solid debut for Tyreek Hill in Kansas City. The speedster who nearly hit 24 mph on the field in 2016 was coming into the NFL with a lot to prove. Hill was a former running back that had gotten in trouble for a domestic violence incident in college. With that, he was coming into the league without a truly defined position.

Tyreek Hill racked up 591 yards and six touchdowns on 61 receptions last year for the Chiefs. All three were tops for KC wide receivers in 2016. That’s not a bad result at all considering what Hill’s role was in the offense. However, he will have to improve on those numbers quite a bit in his new job as the top outside receiver in the offense.