Currently this off season, the Chiefs lost a major play maker on special teams and at the receiving core. With the absence of Dexter McCluster to the Tennessee Titans. Who the Chiefs open up for their home opener. Are now in search of a dynamic player who can possibly play on both sides of the ball. Brandin Cooks, receiver from Oregon State has become the trendy favorite for most of us to draft.
Cooks low center of gravity, wide hands, and break way speed. Are the attributes shown reflecting Cooks' potential. Wide spread talent is all over the board in this year's draft. Meaning there is a high likelihood other franchises will pick him up, before John Dorsey and Andy Reid gain approval of drafting the young talent.
Donnie Avery is the Chiefs best vertical threat currently on roster. That at times can be used in kick returning. So, if Brandin Cooks is picked up by someone else. Here are just a few names thrown out. That are as near capacity as Cooks. De'Anthony Thomas a name which brings a lot of fulfillment to the table is a very similar specimen as Cooks. Not only were they both rival receivers at Oregon (Thomas) and Oregon State (Cooks). But have same credentials also. Thomas who last season at Oregon was under utilized as a running back. Can bring the break away flurry as a receiver and most notably in special teams.
As a smaller, less compact runner. Has tangibility to slip by tacklers and gain momentum up field much like McCluster showed last season. The next possibility is Clemson star receiver Sammy Watkins. Watkins might be a stretch, knowing a plethora of teams in the Top 10 will be in the hunt for a speedster. If he lands in our hands, expect a combination of Avery and Watkins burning safeties down field a lot.
Watkins who broke the Orange Bowl record for most receptions and receiving yards last January. Proved he was a havic for secendaries to contain. Just ask the entire ACC. Watkins won't be used in special teams nor in the backfield. But, it can become a major piece on offensive side.
With or without Brandin Cooks. A few smart options Andy Reid and the upper management can turn to. After all, anybody you pick up may be a sleeper and an unexpected gem.