KC Chiefs need to find a No. 2 wide receiver in 2021 NFL Draft
Say what you want to about Sammy Watkins but he was the clear-cut No. 2 wide receiver on the Chiefs’ roster. Now that he’s off to Baltimore, the Chiefs don’t have a clear-cut No. 2 receiver for the 2021 season. They’ll be tasked with finding one in the draft.
Fortunately, this year’s wide receiver draft class is stacked and KC could afford to wait until Day 3 if they really wanted to. With the position being one of their biggest needs and considering how even more explosive this offense could be, they need that extra weapon and should spend one of their Day 2 picks on a wideout.
They won’t have a shot at nabbing guys like Ja’Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith, or Jaylen Waddle, but Amon-Ra St. Brown, Elijah Moore, Nico Collins, and Tylan Wallace could be realistic options for the Chiefs at pick No. 58 or No. 63. They’ll have the luxury of having two picks pretty close to each other in the second round.
If KC waits until later in the draft, the WR2 spot could end up belonging to either Mecole Hardman or Demarcus Robinson and that’s not a great scenario to be in.