Where the Chiefs' WR Depth Chart Stands Heading Into Draft

Rashee Rice is expected to be among the Chiefs' top wide receivers pending a potential suspension
Rashee Rice is expected to be among the Chiefs' top wide receivers pending a potential suspension / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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5. Kadarius Toney

Kadarius Toney is dynamic with the ball in his hands, capable of breaking off a huge play at any moment. The issue throughout his tenure with the Chiefs has been actually getting the ball to him and keeping him on the field. He had several embarrassing drops in Week 1 against the Lions and things never really improved for the former first-round pick.

Kansas City still believes in Toney's talent and his contract is fully guaranteed this year. He'll have an opportunity to make an impact early in the year when Rice is suspended, but Andy Reid should be quick to pull him off the field if it goes poorly.

With only 27 catches for 169 yards and one TD last year, Toney has a lot to prove if he's going to stick on this roster long-term. A few good performances in the first month of the season would go a long way, otherwise we're probably watching his last year with the Chiefs.

6. Justyn Ross

The Justyn Ross hype train that exploded out of the station in the preseason last year quickly fell off the tracks. He received little playing time, catching six passes for 53 yards in total, and I don't expect him to suddenly see more snaps now that reinforcements are expected.

Ross is still a talented, athletic player and a fine depth piece, but I don't see how he's getting on the field now if he didn't last year. 2023 was the opportunity for Ross to make an impact. Kansas City had one of the NFL's worst wide receiver rooms and the former Clemson star still wasn't a factor.

Provided Brett Veach does draft a wide receiver, if not multiple, Ross is most likely a cut candidate. I'd love to see him on the practice squad, though I don't have high expectations moving forward.

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