The Senior Bowl is this weekend and while KC Chiefs fans aren’t as invested due to the team still playing, they should keep a watchful eye on one player in particular.
Tyler Brooke of Bleacher Report put together a list of one prospect that every single NFL team should covet. For the Kansas City Chiefs, he said they should be looking at Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney.
"Both Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson will be free agents this offseason, and they could find a dynamic player in the draft rather than shell out money to bring either or both back in 2021.Florida’s Kadarius Toney is one of the top wide receivers at the Senior Bowl. At 5’11” and 189 pounds, he wins with excellent change-of-direction ability, footwork and a great feel for route-running. His tape regularly shows a player who can burn defensive backs with excellent routes to create space at the stem."
The Chiefs have been linked to Toney already, as Dane Brugler of The Athletic had KC drafting him in the first round of his mock draft, so this isn’t a new name for Chiefs fans. Toney spent all four years of his college eligibility at Florida and this past season had 984 yards and 10 touchdowns in a season that propelled him into a first-round caliber prospect.
Prior to 2020, Toney didn’t have more than 260 yards in a single season, so having a dominant quarterback like Kyle Trask clearly brought out the best in him. He’d be going from one great quarterback to another one, as he’d have Patrick Mahomes throwing to him in Kansas City and that’s a dream come true for any young receiver.
Kadarius Toney would be a nice addition to the KC Chiefs offense in 2021 and beyond.
As Brooke mentioned in the blurb listed above, the Chiefs will be losing both Watkins and Robinson to free agency after this season. They really shouldn’t bring either player back and instead should turn to the draft to pick up a talented young receiver who could be a much cheaper investment. Toney would be the perfect selection if that’s what KC decided to do.
"Toney is also a threat once the ball is in his hands with good balance and a willingness to lower his shoulder through contact. While he’s not a jump-ball or vertical threat, he can thrive on short and intermediate routes.With Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman winning with speed, Toney could carve out his own role in the Kansas City offense. That should excite the Chiefs front office, which should be spending as much time around him as possible this week."
This would be a really good match for both sides and Chiefs fans should definitely be watching Toney this weekend to see what kind of plays he makes in the Senior Bowl. Could he be the next great receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs?