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NFL Combine: It's a good year for Chiefs to need a wide receiver

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

After watching some of the 2015 NFL Combine coverage on Saturday, I can agree with this statement from NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah.

Last year was a terrific year for receivers so of course the Chiefs drafted an edge rusher last year. It appears the Chiefs will get another shot at one in a receiver-heavy draft. There is nice top-end talent that likely won't be available to the Chiefs as well as solid depth throughout the draft.

At the top are two receivers the Chiefs likely won't be able to touch in Amari Cooper and Kevin White. Cooper looked extremely solid during his drills and posted a nice 4.42 in the 40-yard dash. Meanwhile, White tore it up at the Combine. He is a 6'3, 215-pound man and ran a 4.36 40-yard dash. One of the analysts said if you think his numbers look good, his tape looks even better. Those two are the real deal and looks like they have clearly pulled ahead of everyone else.

Dorial Green-Beckham is 237 pounds but ran a 4.49 40-yard dash. Calvin Johnson ran a 4.3 so that's not quite the right comparison -- Calvin ran a 4.35 at 239 pounds in borrowed shoes -- but it does confirm DGB's freak status. Physically, eh confirmed he is the real deal. Obviously, there's a lot more going on here off the field the Chiefs will need to look into.

Chris Conley out of Georgia isn't a big name but he killed the Combine. He ran a 4.35 40-yard dash which is the third fastest time among receivers. His vertical leap was 45 inches, which is one inch off from the all-time record. His 11 feet, seven inches in the broad jump is also a record for receivers. Hey, things worked out for the Chiefs last workout warrior at the Combine (Dontari Poe).

I don't know if the Chiefs will be taking a receiver in the first round but they won't have any shortage of options if they decide they want to do that. I gathered up a few tweets on some of the other top receiver prospects at the Combine.