Will Kansas Metropolis Go Huge With Choose #31?
With the 2023 NFL Draft only a week away, Chiefs Normal Supervisor Brett Veach is evaluating his group’s extensive receiver room.
“I believe you’re at all times searching for extra expertise and to go deeper,” Veach advised reporters Thursday.
For a second straight season, Veach requested questions forward of the draft about who will catch passes from — ahem — now, two-time Tremendous Bowl champion and league MVP Patrick Mahomes.
“We have now actually good gamers,” Veach stated of Kansas Metropolis’s room because it presently sits. “[Marquez Valdes-Scantling] and Skyi [Moore] And [Kadarius] Toney…introduced Justin Watson again, Richie James…We will actually go on the market and win video games.”
The reigning world champions noticed each JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman go for offers elsewhere, leaving 103 catches and 1,230 yards of 2022’s mixed manufacturing.
“I might say the identical in regards to the offensive line, defensive position and receiver place,” Veach continued. “We’re at all times making an attempt to get deeper and extra athletic and gifted. We’re pleased with the fellows we’ve got. However like each group on this draft, we are able to discover methods to make our group higher.”
The Kansas Metropolis entrance workplace has already began work within the Wideout Room, reunited with acquainted face Justin Watson on a two-year deal and signed former New York large Richie James, whom Veach says the group has been eyeing for a while has.
“At all times favored [James]. I believe he’s a flexible man,” admitted Veach, including that he expects the 5ft 9 speedster to contribute as a punt return. “There was a commerce deadline a number of years in the past when he was on the [San Francisco 49ers]… I believe we really tried to commerce for him. A kind of, you understand, renunciation of cable minimize offers.”
Although a deal fell via on the time, James results in Kansas Metropolis as one other Swiss Military Knife participant on the Mahomes-led offense alongside one other former New York large in Kadarius Toney.
“We have now excessive hopes for him,” stated the group’s normal supervisor, reinforcing the group’s dedication to the third yr of the wideout on the College of Florida. “He was a first-round choose for a motive. There’s a motive we traded for him and we felt like he was a first-round expertise.”
Veach praised Toney’s athletic skill and psychological method to the sport whereas acknowledging his troubled damage historical past.
“I believe if he stays wholesome and continues to develop that chemistry with the teaching workers and with Pat…there’s no restrict to him,” Veach completed.