Chiefs will zero in on WRs at NFL Combine

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There will be 44 wide receivers working at the 2015 NFL Combine in Indianapolis in two weeks. They will go through the typical tests and drills the Combine has always offered, and they will interview with individual teams.

Whether it’s the first round, or picks in later rounds, the Chiefs are going to draft a wide receiver. After ignoring the position in their first two drafts, general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid can’t afford to look past the pass catchers in the 2015 NFL Draft. It’s a position of need and there appears to be an abundance of talented prospects.

Their selection(s) don’t have to come from the NFL Combine list but generally they do; Dorsey and Reid made 14 selections in the 2013 and 2014 NFL Drafts and 11 players were Combine invitees. The only players drafted without that trip to Indy were center Eric Kush and linebacker Mike Catapano in ’13 and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif in ’14. All three were sixth and seventh-round selections.

The Chiefs need an infusion of talent at other positions beyond the receivers, and they’ll be busy keeping their eye on blockers and tacklers at the Combine as well.

Today, here’s a look at the invited wide receivers. They are listed in alpha order and the statistics are from their 2014 college seasons. The last column is an early projection from NFL types on the round the player will be selected in the ’15 Draft. Overall, the projections come off the play of these receivers during last season. Some receivers will move up in round projection and some down based on evaluations from all-star games, the Combine and workouts for individual teams. Players without a round are currently candidates to be undrafted college free agents.

Name School

HT

WT

40

G

Rec

Yds

Avg

TD

Rnd

*Agholor, Nelson USC

6-0

185

4.49

13

104

1,313

12.6

12

2

Alford, Mario WVU

5-7¼

175

4.37

13

65

945

14.5

11

Anderson, Dres Utah

6-2

190

4.54

7

22

355

16.1

4

4

Bell, Kenny Nebraska

6-1

185

4.52

13

47

788

16.8

6

6

Brown, Da’Ron No. Illinois

6-0

199

4.64

14

68

1,065

15.7

6

Clay, Kaelin Utah

5-10

190

4.53

13

43

523

12.2

4

Coates, Sammie Auburn

6-1¾

213

4.36

12

34

741

21.8

4

2

Conley, Chris Georgia

6-2

207

4.54

13

36

657

18.3

8

7

*Cooper, Amari Alabama

6-1

210

4.52

14

124

1,727

13.9

16

1

Crowder, Jamison Duke

5-8

174

4.53

13

85

1,044

12.3

6

2

*Daniels, DaVaris Notre Dame

6-2

203

4.49

0

0

0

0

0

6

Davis, Devante UNLV

6-3

220

4.52

8

34

599

17.6

4

7

Davis, Geremy UCONN

6-2

219

4.59

11

44

521

11.8

3

Davis, Titus Cent. Michigan

6-2

190

4.47

10

60

980

16.3

13

6

*Diggs, Stefon Maryland

6-0

190

4.48

10

62

792

12.8

5

4

Dorsett, Phillip Miami (FL)

5-9½

183

4.38

13

36

871

24.2

10

2

*Funchess, Devin Michigan

6-5

230

4.63

11

62

733

11.8

4

2

Goodley, Antwan Baylor

5-10½

210

4.49

11

60

830

13.8

6

5

*Green-Beckham, D. Missouri

6-6

225

4.49

0

0

0

0

0

1

Greene, Rashad Florida State

6-0

180

4.47

14

99

1,365

13.8

7

3

Hall, Rannell Cent. Florida

6-0½

193

4.48

10

49

500

10.2

0

6

Hardy, Justin East Carolina

5-10½

190

4.49

13

121

1,494

12.4

10

4

Harper, Josh Fresno State

6-0¾

189

4.48

14

90

1,097

12.2

7

3

Jones, Chris Alabama

5-11

187

4.56

14

19

264

13.9

1

Lewis, Dezmin Cent. Arkansas

6-3½

215

4.52

12

64

945

14.8

9

5

Lippett, Tony Michigan State

6-2½

192

4.49

13

65

1,198

18.4

11

3

Lockett, Tyler Kansas State

5-9½

181

4.46

13

106

1,515

14.3

11

3

Long, Deon Maryland

5-11½

188

4.40

13

51

575

11.3

2

7

Luckett, Donatella Harding

5-11¾

206

4.48

10

23

602

26.2

5

7

Mayle, Vince Wash. State

6-2

219

4.46

12

106

1,483

14.0

9

4

McBride, Tre William&Mary

6-1

205

4.45

11

64

809

12.6

4

5

Montgomery, Ty Stanford

5-11¾

216

4.46

11

61

604

9.9

3

4

Mumphrey, Keith Michigan State

6-0

211

4.52

13

26

495

19.0

3

Nelson, J.J. UAB

5-9¼

151

4.37

12

35

655

18.7

4

Parker, Devante Louisville

6-3

209

4.48

7

43

855

19.9

5

1

*Perriman, Breshad Cent. Florida

6-3

214

4.52

13

50

1,044

20.9

9

3

Ruffin, Ezell San Diego St.

6-0

220

4.47

7

26

422

16.2

2

Smelter, Deandre Ga. Tech

6-1½

223

4.58

12

35

715

20.4

7

Smith, Devin Ohio State

6-0½

190

4.38

15

33

931

28.2

12

2

*Strong, Jaelen Arizona State

6-3

215

4.55

12

82

1,165

14.2

10

2

Waller, Darren Ga. Tech

6-6

242

4.63

12

26

442

17.0

6

7

White, DeAndrew Alabama

6-0

191

4.46

12

40

504

12.6

4

White, Kevin WVU

6-2¾

211

4.49

13

109

1,447

13.3

10

1

Worthy, Cam East Carolina

6-3

220

4.59

11

55

1,016

18.5

4

7

*-underclassmen.