The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs have seen some turnover at wide receiver.
Tyreek Hill, one of the best in the business, was unexpectedly traded to the Miami Dolphins last offseason, and this offseason JuJu Smith-Schuster left and joined the New England Patriots.
Another playmaker will likely be needed if the Chiefs are to clinch their third world championship in five years.
They may have found it in the 2023 NFL Draft when they took Rashee Rice with the No. 55 pick.
THE #Heads select SMU WR Rashee Rice pick No. 55. A new weapon for Patrick Mahomes. He had 96 catches, 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) April 29, 2023
Rice played all four seasons of his college career at Southern Methodist University and in 2022 he caught 96 catches for 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns.
At 6-foot-1 and around 200 pounds, he’s a good size to play the WR position in the NFL, and he’s shown a strong ability to add yards after the catch at SMU.
In addition to Rice, the Chiefs will need others to step in and fill the void left by the departure of Smith-Schuster, who gave them 933 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who had 687 yards and two touchdowns in 2022, will now be the team’s No. 1, and they will need more production from Skyy Moore, who had 250 yards as a rookie on the season. last.
Of course, Kansas City still has Travis Kelce, the best tight end in the world, and at 33, he shows no signs of slowing down.
He had a career-high 1,338 yards and 12 touchdowns last season and will continue to be Patrick Mahomes’ favorite target.
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