Who says the Kansas City Chiefs only take fast receivers? It's being reported by Fox Sports' Alex Marvez that the KC Chiefs DID try to trade up in the first round as was speculated before the draft. Marvez reports that the target was Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell.
There were pre-draft rumors that the Chiefs wanted to trade up for a receiver. I did not want them to do that so I'm glad they didn't. The cost to trade up to No. 23, for example, likely would have meant giving up a mid-round pick. Instead the Chiefs moved back and added a mid-round pick. I like the way it worked out.
Dorsey said after the draft that the Chiefs were looking at a couple of players at No. 28 before deciding to trade out. I guess this unofficially means that Treadwell was one of those two. I wonder who the other was...
So here's the deal moving forward. Did the Chiefs LOVE Treadwell? Or are they looking at receivers in general? Ohio State's Michael Thomas could be someone the Chiefs check out in the second round. Or maybe they look at AP favorite Sterling Shepard out of Oklahoma? Here are some of the best available players.
How about the Chiefs liking a "slow" receiver? Treadwell is not one of those fast receivers that you think of when we talk about Andy Reid receivers. He was knocked for having a slow 40-yard dash time before the draft and some thought he would slide into the 20s where he did before going to the Vikings at 23. The Chiefs likely watched the tape and figured this guy was a good value.
Either way, I'm glad they moved back and picked up more picks rather than moving up for Treadwell. What would you have done?