3 Future Starters the Chiefs Could Draft on Day 3

The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the best teams at developing their draftees. Here are three future starters that they could find in Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft.
Florida State's Johnny Wilson is one future starter that Chiefs could select on Day 3.
Florida State's Johnny Wilson is one future starter that Chiefs could select on Day 3. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2024 NFL Draft is officially one week away and Kansas City Chiefs fans can't wait to see who their team brings into the fold. The Chiefs head to Las Vegas next Thursday with seven draft picks in their possession and, unsurprisingly most supporters are occupied with who general manager Brett Veach will take with the first-round selection.

Having said that, the first round (and Day 2) of the NFL Draft isn't the only place where the Chiefs can find future contributors. Kansas City knows how to find late gems in the draft, having found the likes of Tyreek Hill, Michael Danna, Trey Smith, and Isiah Pacheco in Round 5 or later since 2016.

With that in mind, here are three potential future starters that the Chiefs can add on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft.

WR Johnny Wilson, Florida State

It isn't a secret that the Chiefs will likely target a wide receiver or two during the 2024 NFL Draft. The WR room is, arguably, one of the weakest aspects of Kansas City's roster and the group only looks worse now that Rashee Rice's future is up in the air due to his legal issues.

That's why I wouldn't be surprised if the Chiefs rolled the dice on Florida State's Johnny Wilson on Day 3.

Wilson is one of the biggest wideouts in this year's class, standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing 231 pounds. His massive frame led to him getting a ton of mismatches throughout his college tenure and that could potentially continue as a pro since he'll likely tower over the majority of NFL cornerbacks.

He's also someone who's only gotten better with time. After two uneventful years at Arizona State, Wilson took his game to another level upon joining FSU in 2022. In the last two seasons with the Seminoles, he's turned 84 catches into 1,514 yards and seven touchdowns en route to second- and third-team All-ACC nods.

Wilson isn't the most athletic WR, but that wouldn't stop him from being a go-to red-zone weapon for Patrick Mahomes. The 23-year-old playmaker is basically a wideout in a tight end's body, meaning I could see him taking some of Travis Kelce's targets once the iconic TE decides to hang up his cleats.

All in all, drafting Wilson is an option the Chiefs must consider.