Chiefs Draft Pick Devon Wylie Could Serve A Couple Of Roles

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 10: Devon Wylie #7 of the Fresno State Bulldogs tries to hold off Graham Stoddard #38 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during their game at Memorial Stadium September 10, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska won 42-29.(Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs spent a 4th round pick on Fresno State's Devon Wylie, who is a receiver and return man. I've done some quick reading on Wylie and put a few highlights below.

Wylie is headed for a slot receiver role. That's the word from the NFL draft analysts during the draft. He had 56 receptions for 716 yards last season and contributed for three years at Fresno State. The problem with him is...

He has durability concerns. He's coming off a foot injury. He's a smaller guy -- 5'9", 185 pounds -- so that's something to consider.

He's also a return man. Check out this description from Fresno State: "Wylie's play as a punt returner for the Bulldogs was nothing short of phenomenal. He finished fourth in the FBS with a 15.38 average on 29 punt returns and he brought two back for touchdowns - a 79 yarder vs. No. 5 Boise State and a 67 yarder at No. 10 Nebraska.:"

My main takeaway: the Chiefs probably hope Wylie is what they thought they were getting when they drafted Dexter McCluster -- slot receiver with return skills. Not a perfect comparison, but close.

Wylie is a white slot receiver so you can start your Wes Welker comparisons....now!
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