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Michael Crabtree vs. Jeremy Maclin

I for one believe that we can forgoe the QB spot this year in the Draft.  Lets wait until next off-season when there is a better selection to draft from.  If the Chiefs were to draft a WR in the first round, I think that they would have a few options but wanted to look at only two of them.

 

With the 3rd Pick in the Draft the Chiefs could go with Michael Crabtree.

-From http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/michael-crabtree?id=71269,

There simply was nothing more for Crabtree to prove at the collegiate level after winning the Biletnikoff Award in both seasons playing in Texas Tech coach Mike Leach's high-octane offense. The All-American racked up 231 catches for 3,127 yards and 41 touchdowns in just two years after dominating the scout team practices his redshirt season. He also had the play of the year in 2008 with his amazing touchdown catch against Texas to seal Tech's upset in Lubbock. Unlike past productive receivers in Leach's offense, Crabtree's size, strength and pure playmaking ability would have enabled him to produce in any collegiate system, and scouts expect the success to continue at the next level.

 

The other option that I can is is to make a trade out of the 3 spot to around the 15th spot (Houstan Texans) (also picking up additional picks).  At this spot the Chiefs could have a shot at Jermey Maclin (Missouri).

-From http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jeremy-maclin?id=80429

The definition of an impact player, Maclin was named an All-American as a receiver and returner in each of his two starting seasons in Columbia. A highly touted prep prospect who turned down Ohio State, Oklahoma and Notre Dame, among others, to sign with Missouri, Maclin appeared well on his way toward establishing himself as a starter as a true freshman before suffering a horrific knee injury.

His success a year later certainly proved his health. Maclin tallied 2,776 all-purpose yards, which was an NCAA Division I-A single-season freshman record, and was the fifth-most ever by any player in a season in Division I-A history.

With numbers like that, no one expected him to match his 2007 totals -- and he didn't. He exceeded them, generating 2,833 all-purpose yards in 2008.

After accumulating more than 5,600 all-purpose yards in two years, Maclin is a threat to score on every carry (scored six career rushing touchdowns), reception (22) or return (three punts, two kickoffs). His solid frame, elite speed and elusiveness are reminiscent of an early Joey Galloway, and could translate into a top 15 selection. Maclin was eligible to enter the draft this spring because he missed his true freshman season with a knee injury suffered in July practices.

 

I think that the need of the Chiefs to improve their Special teams might weigh heavily on their minds this draft.  No doubt that Crabtree could come in and start opposite of D Bowe and that KC would have a elite WR corps in the making for the near future.  Maclin (homegrown talent) would be a great playmaker within our offense too, taking snaps at the Slot receiver and lining up to return kicks.  I think that the Chiefs might want to look into this possibility. 

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