KC Chiefs could replace Watkins with…
I have seen my fair share of elite Big 12 receivers that have dominated in college, but Tylan Wallace is on another level from the others. Wallace is, to put bluntly, a dog on the field he fights for everything even with his smaller stature at 5’11 and 193 pounds. His best skills are his hands, physicality, quick burst, and a sound route runner.
Wallace ended his career at Oklahoma State with 205 receptions with 3,434 yards along with 27 touchdowns(one rushing touchdown). This stat line is beyond elite and lands him at No. 83 on the receiving yards in a career. His draft stock has fluctuated from being a third-rounder and a second-round prospect.
The big negatives of drafting Wallace are his route tree is not full, mainly due to how Mike Gundy used him, he is not the best against press coverage and his injury history is extensive. If the Chiefs were to draft him and if he were to stay on the field, he would be another weapon that could beat one-on-ones with his physicality, something the Chiefs need.
This may come as a surprise to some as Dyami Brown is pretty much a pure deep threat, but he has all the tools to become a great receiver. Brown’s strengths are his intermediate to deep route running, good speed, but not a burner, and his run blocking ability. He also has the size of an X receiver at 6’1 at 185 pounds.
Brown ended his career with the Tar Heels with 123 catches, 22 touchdowns(one rushing), and 2,306 yards receiving. His draft stock lands him in the third round, but he is a good value pick if the Chiefs want to develop him to be the next Sammy Watkins.
Brown will have some holes in his game like how he didn’t see a lot of press coverage in his career and he does not have the most athleticism or skills outside of being a deep threat. The Chiefs would be getting a very raw receiver who is already elite at being a deep threat, which means that he would have to develop over skill sets to become a complete receiver.