Kansas City Chiefs: Young receivers making their mark early

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Kansas City Chiefs Young Receivers

Albert Wilson – 4th Year

It’s hard to believe, but the most experienced wide receiver on the Kansas City Chiefs roster is fourth-year man Albert Wilson. The former undrafted free agent earned a roster spot after a strong training camp in 2014. Since then, he’s even spent time as a starter for the Chiefs.

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Currently Albert Wilson projects to be a depth receiver, which is a role that he is best suited for. Wilson has talent, but is simply not at the level he needs to be to see significant starting time. The Chiefs have made some good use out of him in a reserve role, often catching defenses by surprise when sending Wilson a screen pass (or a fake punt).

However, there is a significant portion of Chiefs Kingdom that wants the team to be done with Albert Wilson. Personally, I’m not sure why when he’s one of the few guys on the roster with any proven production. However, it seems like each of the past two seasons there has been a growing number of people that want him cut just for the sake of cutting him.

Albert Wilson isn’t going to blow you away with his stats. He’s a 200-400 yard receiver, which means he belongs on the depth chart. Wilson isn’t the kind of receiver you should be getting excited about, but he’s also shown that he has something to offer this roster. Until someone else proves they’re better, he deserves his spot.