Louis Rees-Zammit Impresses as Pass-Catcher at Chiefs OTAs

Louis Rees-Zammit is listed as a RB but showed pass-catching ability as well
Louis Rees-Zammit is listed as a RB but showed pass-catching ability as well /

The Chiefs completed the first portion of their optional OTAs (offseason team activities) this week and former Rugby star Louis Rees-Zammit is one player fans were excited to see on the field.

He's never played organized football before but his rare speed and athleticism give Rees-Zammit immense potential long-term. Andy Reid can use him in a variety of ways, though he's listed as a running back officially.

Coaches have praised his work ethic and a new clip from OTAs shows Rees-Zammit show off his pass-catching chops.

WATCH: Louis Rees-Zammit Impressive in Passing Game

Even in just a short clip of one catch, Rees-Zammit's speed and agility jump off the page. He's 6'3" but could be one of the fastest players in the NFL from day one, having been clocked at 24.2 MPH in a rugby match once.

Players naturally slow down a bit with pads, but Rees-Zammit's speed isn't going anywhere. With Hollywood Brown, Xavier Worthy, Rashee Rice, Isiah Pacheco and others, Kansas City's is slowly getting back to an offense defined by speed. If Rees-Zammit can stick on the roster, he'll be the latest example proving that point.

The Chiefs signed Rees-Zammit to a three-year contract, giving him an advantage that allows the Chiefs to be patient with his development.

Whether or not we see Rees-Zammit make the team this year, I'd bet he does eventually. He could provide too much value on even just special teams, and it's not like the Chiefs signed him to a three-year deal just for fun. They see a plan for him long-term and I'm excited to watch it unfold.

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