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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WR Luke McCaffrey, Rice

While Wilson projects to be a solid red-zone threat, the Chiefs may want a faster wideout to replace Rice amidst his uncertain future. If that's the case, they'd be wise to target Rice's Luke McCaffrey sometime during Day 3.

McCaffrey is the type of gadget-like player that Andy Reid could get the most out of in his offense. The quarterback-turned-wideout has excelled as a pass-catcher over the last two seasons, amassing 1,715 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns on 129 receptions. He knows how to get the job done on the ground, too, recording 927 rushing yards and seven TDs on 157 carries throughout his five-year college run.

McCaffrey's top speed won't blow you away, but his acceleration is still top-notch. His route-running has improved with each passing year and joining the Chiefs could take his game to the next level.

Of course, that's without even mentioning that he literally has NFL blood flowing through his veins. His father Ed is a three-time Super Bowl Champion and former Pro Bowl WR while his brother, Christian, is one of the best running backs in the league today.

I'm not saying that the youngest McCaffrey will reach those heights, but the potential is there for him to be an everyday starter — especially with Mahomes throwing him the ball.