3 NFL-Ready Wide Receivers the Chiefs Can Draft Following Rashee Rice News

With Rashee Rice likely facing a multi-game suspension next season, here are three NFL-ready wide receivers that the Kansas City Chiefs can draft this week.
Texas' Xavier Worthy is one NFL-ready wideout that the Chiefs can draft this week.
Texas' Xavier Worthy is one NFL-ready wideout that the Chiefs can draft this week. / Sara Diggins/American-Statesman / USA
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3. Xavier Legette, South Carolina

If the Chiefs want their next WR1 to feature a solid mix of size and speed, South Carolina's Xavier Legette is their guy.

Despite weighing 221 pounds at the combine, the 6-foot-1 wideout still managed to run a 4.39-second 40-yard dash with a 1.54-second 10-yard split. Not only does he have to speed to outpace defenders, but his strength also helps him keep the ball secured whenever he must climb the ladder to make a catch. That's without even mentioning his impressive catch radius that made him a Gamecocks fan favorite.

Even though his first four years at South Carolina were relatively quiet, nobody can question Legette's ceiling following the 2023 college football season. The 23-year-old WR turned 71 receptions into 1,255 yards and seven TDs while being named to the All-SEC second team for the first time. He even averaged 21.3 yards on 10 kick returns, further demonstrating his versatility.

Legette has already met with the Chiefs twice this offseason, once at the combine and a second time for a top-30 visit. He made it clear that he would love the opportunity to play with Mahomes (anyone is lying if they said they wouldn't), indicating that there might be some fire behind this smoke.

The wideout prospect told USA Today that the Carolina Panthers are planning to draft him in Round 2, meaning the Chiefs may only have one opportunity to draft Legette. Considering how much potential he seemingly boasts, targeting the South Carolina product at No. 32 might just be worth it.

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