Monday, May 27, 2024

Chiefs select speedy WR Worthy at 28

The Kansas City Chiefs traded up with arch-rivals Buffalo to select speedy WR Xavier Worthy out of Texas with the 28th overall pick in the NFL Draft.

Worthy amassed 2,752 yards and 25 touchdowns in college at 14 yards per reception. More than half of his receiving yards, 1,421 to be precise, were gained after the catch. Given Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes ability to keep defences on their heels, Worthy could be in the perfect spot to get deep.

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Head coach Andy Reid said this after the pick, “We’re glad to add him on board. We think he’s a heck of a football player, number one. He does a few different things. He’s a good wide receiver and also a good special teams returner, and he’ll end up doing both to start things off with. He’ll just work into that rotation when we get him, the wide receiver rotation, with Hollywood (Brown) and Rashee (Rice) and (Travis) Kelce and the other fellas. It should give Pat another weapon there in which to use.”

“He’s not a big kid, at least, weight-wise,” Reid said. “He’s got good height, he’s just not very heavy. But I think you’ll see this toughness that he’s got, which jumped out at me. And then when you talk to their coach, Coach Sarkisian and I are close. He kept talking about how smart he was, he’s got great football instincts, and he’s a tremendous worker. In this offense, you’ve got to be able to do that and have those characteristics.”

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