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If Laquon Treadwell drops in the NFL Draft, Chiefs could benefit

Ole Miss WR Laquan Treadwell is generally regarded as the top receiver prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft. You can usually see him drafted somewhere in the top half of the first round or the late teens. I don't see many any mocks where he's falling to the Chiefs at No. 28.

However, his slow-ish 40-yard dash at the Ole Miss pro day this week has caused some folks to suggest that Treadwell could drop in the draft. NFL teams probably already knew his speed but fans and media are catching up with his 4.65 40-yard dash. NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah called this 4.65 40-yard dash "not ideal".

Who knows if he'll drop? We have no idea, and no one else does either. Sometimes we overreact to slow times; and sometimes that skepticism is proven right. We'll see.

It's worth considering though and I think the Chiefs would be faced with an interesting question if he were there at No. 28. Treadwell's production against big time defenses should make him a consideration for the Chiefs. I have no idea what Andy Reid thinks of him but when a receiver has an NFL comparison of DeAndre Hopkins or Dez Bryant, you gotta pay attention.

The only sure thing with the Chiefs receiver corps is Jeremy Maclin. He's your No. 1 next year without question. The next three - Rod Streater, Chris Conley, Albert Wilson - are vying to be the next in line. Streater was a notable free agent signing but I'm not convinced that will impact the Chiefs draft decisions. The bottom line is that the Chiefs aren't good enough at receiver yet to rule this out.

This could all be a moot point. The mock drafts could be right and he could be gone before the first half of the first round is over. If he's there? That would be a fun decision for the Chiefs.

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