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Patrick Mahomes Impressed By a WR Prospect at the NFL Combine

Patrick Mahomes was particularly impressed with the speed of one wide receiver prospect at the NFL Scouting Combine.

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Now that the Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up their 2023 campaign with their second-straight Super Bowl win, it's time to turn their attention to the offseason. Free agency is naturally on everyone's mind, but for a team with limited cap space like the Chiefs, the draft is equally, if not more, important.

The NFL Scouting Combine took place last week and one prospect in particular caught the attention of Patrick Mahomes. Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy, who broke the 40-yard-dash record with 4.21 seconds, received a congratulatory text from the Chiefs quarterback.

Texas WR Xavier Worthy Impresses Patrick Mahomes With His Speed

No player helped their draft stock more than Worthy over the week in Indianapolis. This could complicate things for Kansas City, who has the last pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. They will hope that Worthy is on the board when it's their turn at No. 32. The Texas receiver had identified the Chiefs as his ideal landing spot earlier.

"In a perfect world, I definitely would want to go to the Chiefs. Just the way Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs improvise and use you. They had Tyreek Hill. The way they used him, I feel like that would be a perfect fit for me."

WR Xavier Worthy

This created a lot of buzz around the potential Chiefs-Worthy pairing. Mel Kiper had the Chiefs selecting the playmaking wideout in his latest mock draft.

Worthy finished the 2023 season with 75 catches, 1,014 yards, and five touchdowns. His 7.6 yards after catch per reception showcases his playmaking ability as a receiver.

Considering the departure of Marquez Valdes-Scantling and potentially Kadarius Toney, the Chiefs need reinforcements to their receiver corps. They might not be able to do better than the speedster from Texas.

Regardless of who the Chiefs manage to add in the offseason, they will start the year as one of the favorites to win it all. On FanDuel Sportsbook, they have the second-best odds (+650) in the NFL to win the Super Bowl.

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