The Chiefs addressed WR’s position in the draft by selecting Rashi Rice in the second round. It was clearly a prime target for KC with eight positions trading up for grabs. Rice was the only WR selected by the Chiefs, even though they did sign two undrafted free agents. Is that enough for the Chiefs to feel comfortable as their WR squad heads into the 2023 season?
For my money, they could still use a trusted veteran. It doesn’t have to be a professional bowler, just someone who can pick the system up and be a reliable choice. You could argue that newly signed Richie James fills that role, but he doesn’t have a proven track record after a decent 2023 season.
Kadarius Toney is currently expected to be the Chiefs’ No. 1 WR, but his injury record is nothing to ignore. Marques Valdez-Scantling is one of the hottest or coolest players in the league, and Sky More remains largely unproven.
KC has a few lottery tickets in Justyn Ross, John Ross, and Ihmir Smith-Marsette, but they could be snapped up just as easily as they could make the team. When it comes to WRs, fans will have to be patient.
The Chiefs will probably be at least comfortable with this group going into training camp, but they’ll at least get opportunities to evaluate the group during OTAs. It may take them until the pre-season or even during the regular season to make a move.