If you're a slot receiver in the NFL, you'll eventually be compared to the Patriots' Wes Welker, probably the best slot receiver in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs have one of those guys in Devon Wylie, a fourth round pick. But they also have one of those guys in Dexter McCluster, who is entering the all-important third year of his career.
McCluster spoke to the local news in his hometown of Largo, Florida this week and said he's staying busy this offseason watching film of Barry Sanders and Wes Welker.
"I watch Barry Sanders before every game," McCluster said, sitting in the middle of his Largo restaurant, Deuces. "I probably know his every highlight, front to back. Lately, I've been watching a lot of (Patriots WR) Wes Welker. He's not that big, but he gets open. He's a competitor and you're going to see the same guy from play to play, game to game and I want to be that guy."
Yeah, that'd be nice if McCluster turned out to be that guy. Considering Welker is an elite receiver in the league, those are high expectations.