Kansas City Chiefs: Youth movement with position players

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Kansas City Chiefs: Wide Receiver Youth Breakdown

As of now, the Kansas City Chiefs have an abundance of wide receivers. To breakdown each player would be a whole new article. For the sake of simplification, we will take a look at the wide receivers who should have an important impact this year.

First up, is the fastest player in the NFL in Tyreek Hill. Scouts stated he does not have the fundamentals, and talent to be a top wide receiver in the NFL. However, Hill has become one of the more explosive and versatile wide receivers in the sport today. Hill had a fabulous 2017 season and looks to have an even better one in 2018.

Next up is the highest anticipated addition to the roster in Sammy Watkins. The fourth overall draft selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, Watkins adds another weapon to this offense with an unbelievably high ceiling. In his NFL career, Watkins battled injuries that slowed him down. If he stays injury free for the Chiefs, Watkins very well could reach his potential, and create a Super Bowl caliber offense in the near future.

Coming off of a season-ending achillies injury, wide receiver Chris Conley looks to bouce back, and work his way up the depth chart. With the addition of Watson, Conley could become overshadowed on offense. With the potential and experience that Conley possesses, however, he could easily become a vital piece to the offense, once again.

Perhaps one of the more interesting wide receiver prospects for the Chiefs is Demarcus RobinsonA young, lengthy, and versatile wide receiver, Robinson began his peak in the 2017 season. With his career best season coming last year, Robinson could find plenty of field time this year to help the offense thrive to another level.

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De’Anthony Thomas and Jehu Chesson fall to the bottom of the list for wide receivers most likely to see playing time. Both Thomas and Chesson will play mostly on special teams, as they both have plenty experience returning kickoffs for their teams. Do not expect a ton of contributions from these two prospects.

Depth Chart breakdown – WR: 

  1. Tyreek Hill, 24- years old
  2. Sammy Watkins, 24-years old
  3. Chris Conley, 25-years old
  4. Demarcus Robinson, 23-years old
  5. De’Anthony Thomas, 25-years old
  6. Jehu Chesson, 24-years old
    • Average WR age: 24-years old