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5 Chiefs Who Will Lose Their Roster Spot to a Rookie in the NFL Draft

We could see a few new faces on the Chiefs' roster next season as Kansas City tries to go for a three-peat.

Nov 20, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19)
Nov 20, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (19) / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Skyy Moore

Moore is in the same position as Toney, who was also a non-factor for the majority of the 2023 season. The former Western Michigan standout looked to be the perfect pick for the Chiefs wide receiver unit in 2022.

The 23-year-old wide receiver has yet to find his footing in the NFL. As a rookie in 2022, Moore only had 22 receptions (33 targets) for 250 yards. But Kansas City had Juju Smith-Schuster, Mecole Hardman, and Valdes-Scantling, who are more polished and took the pressure off the rookie wideout.

However, with a year of his experience under his belt, there was an expectation that Moore was ready to take that next step this season. But that did not happen either, as rookie wide receiver Rashee Rice was outstanding (79 receptions for 938 yards and seven touchdowns) and outplayed Moore and Toney.

This season, Moore only had 21 receptions (38 targets) for 244 yards and a touchdown, which isn’t great numbers for a second-year wide receiver. Moore was outperformed by Justin Watson (27 receptions for 460 yards and three touchdowns) and backup tight end Noah Gray (28 receptions for 305 yards and two touchdowns). 

If Kansas City selects another wide receiver early in the draft, the writing might be on the wall for Moore.