On the Monday mailbag edition of the Arrowhead Pride Laboratory, we were asked to identify wide receivers that the Chiefs should target in round three or later.
Here are three players in that range to keep an eye on:
Seth Williams, Auburn
So, Seth Williams (WR, Auburn) is listed at:— Matt Lane (@ChiefinCarolina) February 22, 2021
6'3" 211lbs (down 10+lbs from 2019) and ran a "verified 4.53"
Similar athletic profiles, similar ability to win on the vertical plane with size and position. Williams may be even better in 50/50 situations & looks lighter on his feet https://t.co/KC1vTc8nUz
If you liked UCF’s Gabriel Davis — a receiver who had a productive season in Buffalo — during last year’s NFL Draft lead-up, you should be in on Auburn’s Seth Williams.
The two receivers profile similarly to each other physically and stylistically in play. In a deep class, Williams is a guy that doesn’t generate a ton of bunch — similarly to Davis — but the value could be significant if the Chiefs were to nab him somewhere after the first two rounds. He likely gets taken around where the Chiefs pick in the third round — and would profile nicely as an “X” receiver.
Nico Collins, Michigan
Betting on Nico Collins is betting on a rare athletic profile. He’s a raw, unrefined prospect that possesses traits you can’t coach.
Collins would have been an NFL Combine star had the event taken place. I suspect we’ll see some eye-popping numbers posted after he does them in some official capacity. Collins' best football is ahead of him after a career-high in production at Michigan. That athletic profile should help him win off the line of scrimmage — and he showed some ability to win in contested-catch situations at the next level. He is another player that profiles as an “X” receiver.
Cade Johnson, South Dakota State
Cade Johnson put together a very solid week at the Senior Bowl.
He’s primarily going to operate in the slot at the next level — and put a diverse skill set on display from that position down in Mobile. It didn’t matter who he lined up against —Johnson was able to consistently separate with great short-area quickness and savvy at the top of the route. He was tougher at the catch point than small receivers are and did a great job tracking the football. Johnson is more of a mid-day three prospect. He would thrive as an underneath target for Patrick Mahomes and would provide great value if he makes it to Saturday of NFL Draft weekend, as expected.
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