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Tyler Lockett: 'If the Chiefs give me an opportunity, I'll take it and run with it'

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The Kansas City Chiefs missed the playoffs in the 1996 season after fielding a team with receivers such as Chris Penn and Sean LaChappelle. They needed a speedy receiver to complement their rushing attack in the hopes of making it back to the playoffs in 1997. So they drafted wide receiver Kevin Lockett out of Kansas State in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft.

It seems a similar scenario could be playing out this year. The Chiefs missed the playoffs last season and need receiver  help to get over the hump next season. It seems like perfect timing then that Tyler Lockett, the son of Kevin who is also a Kansas State wide receiver, is entering the 2015 NFL Draft.

Now that we've set the stage, check out this quote from Tyler, via BJ Kissel of KCChiefs.com, who has a nice piece on Lockett here.

"I would love to play for the Kansas City Chiefs," Lockett said. "Andy Reid is a great coach. If the Chiefs give me an opportunity, I'll take it and I'll run with it."

The Chiefs finally have a second round pick for the first time in the Andy Reid and John Dorsey era. If they're looking for receivers in that range, Lockett will be one to keep an eye on.

I know we have some K-State fans in the crowd. What do you think of Tyler Lockett?