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3 Players the Chiefs Must Target With the No. 64 Pick

Every Kansas City Chiefs fan is already talking about who the franchise should target with the No. 32 pick in April. Instead, here's a look at who the Chiefs should draft at No. 64.

WKU wideout Malachi Corley is one player whom the Chiefs should target with the No. 64 pick at the 2024 NFL Draft.
WKU wideout Malachi Corley is one player whom the Chiefs should target with the No. 64 pick at the 2024 NFL Draft. / Alberto Silva Fernandez/ El Paso Times /
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Kansas City Cheifs fans haven't had too much time to celebrate the Super Bowl victory due to the 2024 NFL Draft being right around the corner. The Chiefs currently hold six picks heading into this year's draft, including the 32nd overall selection in Round 1.

A lot of attention has been on who the Chiefs will draft at No. 32, but their other selections could also yield NFL-ready talent. After all, let's not forget that Kansas City used second-round picks to draft the likes of Chris Jones, Nick Bolton, Willie Gay Jr., and Rashee Rice since 2016.

With plenty of players worth adding on Day 2, here are three targets for the Chiefs to select 64th overall at the 2024 NFL Draft.

1. WR Malachi Corley, Western Kentucky

Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback on the planet, but you can argue that the Chiefs haven't exactly surrounded him with competent weapons. While Rice and tight end Travis Kelce nearly hit the 1,000-yard mark in 2023, the rest of Kansas City's pass-catchers tallied 460 or fewer receiving yards.

In other words, it'd be in the Chiefs' best interest to target Western Kentucky wide receiver Malachi Corley in Round 2 of the draft.

Standing 5-foot-11 and weighing 210 pounds, Corley has been a stud playmaker for the Hilltoppers. The Orange City, FL native was the CUSA's best receiver in 2022, leading the conference in receptions (101), receiving yards (1,295), and receiving TDs (11), Although he didn't quite reach those heights in 2023, he still managed to put up a 79-984-11 stat line across 12 games en route to first-team All-CUSA honors.

What's even more impressive is where the 21-year-old stands in conference history. Corley ranks 14th in total receptions (259), 21st in receiving yards (3,035), and 15th in receiving TDs (29) in the CUSA dating back to the 1996 campaign.

Corley is a strong receiver who almost looks like a running back with the ball in his hands. He's also a solid blocker who knows where to be at the right time, making him someone who'd give the Chiefs offense a solid boost.