KC Chiefs Senior Bowl Standouts: Amari Rodgers, WR (Clemson)
With the likely departures of Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson after the Super Bowl, the Chiefs may very well be in the market for a wide receiver. If they don’t address that position group early, I’m a big fan of Amari Rodgers of Clemson, a playmaker that, at least in the Chiefs offense, will be an unfair type weapon, a chain moving dynamo.
Overshadowed at times by bigger receivers, Rodgers is the quick, fast receiver the Chiefs have shown to covet. He has experience running routes from both sides of the formation on the outside and in the slot and has been working in a multitude of ways.
Later in the draft, again in that middle round portion, Rodgers is a player that, with the Chiefs, will have an opportunity to earn playing time. When he catches the ball he looks like a running back and runs quality routes. He averaged nearly 12 yards a reception, scored 16 career touchdowns with the Clemson program.
I view him as a more refined version of former Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson. While Wilson wasn’t flashy, he translated his skills into the NFL as an effective player. Rodgers has the ability to do the same and perhaps more in a more open, explosive passing offense.
What do you think of these prospects, Chiefs Kingdom? Does anyone jump out at you?