Pro Football Focus is ranking each position group in the NFL and they have arrived at the receivers. PFF ranked each team’s top receivers and tight end and in this ranking the Kansas City Chiefs come in at 28.
Yes, that seems way too low. Jeremy Maclin was a nice surprise for the Chiefs last season with Alex Smith throwing the ball fewer times than normal during the 11-game winning streak. You can expect Maclin to have an even better season if he sees more balls.
Travis Kelce is one of the better tight ends in the league and PFF suggests he’s the Chiefs best receiver (if you call tight ends receivers). I would probably still take Maclin but Kelce is super important to the Chiefs and what they do.
And then there are the others - Chris Conley and Albert Wilson. We do have some hope for them but they haven’t proven it at the level that other teams have. So I suspect that they’re the reason the Chiefs rank so low.
The Chiefs have two established guys in Maclin and Kelce. They have hope that Conley and / or Wilson will step up and take that No. 2 role so I could easily see this group improving over the course of the season.
The Patriots are the No. 1 ranked group while the Rams are the last.