Steelers draft rumours: QB decision reduced to just 2 prospects
For their shot at Jameson Williams, the Kansas City Chiefs need to hit the bar and pack the #29 and #30 together in order to be able to land Tyreek Hill’s replacement at wide receiver.
Although the Kansas City Chiefs could still draft a wide receiver in the latter part of the first round, they could also pack #29 and #30 to move up and draft Jameson Williams as Tyreek Hill’s replacement.
In Albert Breer’s MMQB column ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft, he writes that if the Chiefs replaced Hill in the draft, “Jameson Williams would be the obvious guy who even had a chance of being a one-for-one substitution in in that regard.” While he wonders if the Chiefs are going to swing at the fences like that, Kansas City once moved up the draft committee to take a Patrick Mahomes.
So what makes Williams the guy the Chiefs need to target if they want to trade Thursday?
Kansas City Draft Rumors: Is Jameson Williams the Guy Worth Drafting for?
No matter how Williams fares in draft and professionally thereafter, he has a chance to be the poster child for all that’s great about the college transfer portal. Williams could have stayed at Ohio State and played third wheel for Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson, but by moving to Alabama he secured the life-changing first-round suspension money.
Even if he tore his cruciate ligament during the college football playoffs for the Crimson Tide, Williams taped enough to ensure any team that takes him gets an absolute stallion. However, it will take more than the Miami Dolphins’ #29 pick over the San Francisco 49ers and the #30 pick for the Chiefs to be able to draft a Williams elite-caliber wide receiver.
The Chiefs will likely need to get into their late teens, possibly in the top half of the first round, to be able to land Williams. While the pressure will be sky-high on him to perform in his freshman year with Kansas City, he could be the 2022 version of what Ja’Marr Chase was for the 2021 Cincinnati Bengals. Keep in mind that Chase didn’t play a bit of football in the 2020 season.
So if the Chiefs want to replace Hill with Williams, they’d better do their best.
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