Chiefs Extend Rookie Minicamp Invite to Former Four-Star WR Recruit

Daniel George averaged 11.8 yards per catch for the Akron Zips in 2023
Daniel George averaged 11.8 yards per catch for the Akron Zips in 2023 / PHIL MASTURZO / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Chiefs are getting set for rookie minicamps beginning next week and we're already seeing reports of the team inviting certain undrafted players.

Daniel George, a former four-star WR recruit who finished his college career at Akron, is an invitee who could quickly turn heads within Kansas City's coaching staff. Finding help in the wide receiver room has clearly been a priority for the front office in the days immediately following the 2024 NFL Draft, so George is someone fans should keep an eye on moving forward.

Could George play his way into training camp and beyond?

Chiefs Reportedly Invite WR Daniel George to Rookie Minicamp

George is a big-bodied receiver at 6'2", 210 LBs. He started all 12 games for the Akron Zips in 2023, catching 67 passes for 793 yards and two TDs. With an 11.8 yards per catch average, George is an effective possession receiver who can move the chains on third downs.

Any player participating in rookie minicamp faces an uphill battle toward any significant NFL impact, but George fits a need for the Chiefs, especially considering the uncertainty surrounding Rashee Rice's legal saga.

Rookie minicamps can be a place for highly-drafted rookies to shine, as Rice did last year, though it's also a proving ground for undrafted players looking to stick on a roster.

One of last year's standouts, WR Nikko Remigio, became a fan-favorite after a strong performance at rookie minicamp. George may follow in those footsteps, ultimately hoping to snag a practice squad spot in the regular season.

A four-star recruit coming out of high school as one of the top players in Maryland, George has the pedigree you look for in a breakout rookie performer. Fingers crossed Brett Veach found a diamond in the rough here.

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