3 Late-Round WR Steals the Chiefs Should Draft Given Rashee Rice Situation

The Rashee Rice situation isn't ending anytime soon. With that in mind, here are three late-round WR steals that the Kansas City Chiefs can target this week to help Patrick Mahomes.
Alabama WR Jermaine Burton could be a late-round steal for the Chiefs.
Alabama WR Jermaine Burton could be a late-round steal for the Chiefs. / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Xavier Weaver, Colorado

After four decent years at South Florida, Xavier Weaver transferred to Colorado ahead of the 2023 NCAA college football season. While late-career changes don't always work out for a player, it certainly paid off for the Orlando, FL native.

Weaver's lone year with the Buffaloes fostered his best performance to date as he turned 68 receptions into 908 receiving yards and four TDs. He racked up a trio of 100-yard performances for the second year in a row, which includes a career-high of 170 against Nebraska in Week 2.

Weaver also doubles as a special teams contributor if need be. The Colorado product returned eight punts for 132 yards last fall, resulting in a personal-best 16.5 yards per return. Interestingly enough, that average ranked third-best among Pac-12 returners.

Weaver has some areas to work on, such as his balance and injury history, but his potential is too promising to pass up. He's still a solid route runner who knows how to make defenders pay after the catch and can serve as a complimentary option even if he isn't the passing game's focal point.

Even if he takes a few years to show what he's truly capable of, Weaver is the type of player who could become a mainstay in the Chiefs' attack going forward.

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