We start our annual series on draft crushes with a position group the Chiefs are likely to address in the upcoming draft.
Burks is a flat No for me.
as a die hard hog fan, I agree with all you posted! I just wish you would've let the clip of the long TD against Bama go until the end! :D
Would definitely like Burks as a 2nd round prospect. The athleticism scares me a bit. Great job seth. Looking forward to more wr analysis
That backend stuff is a little Pringlesque... nice job as always, Seth.
I would love for you to look back at some of the players you have profiled in past years and see how they panned out. Where were you on target and where did you miss the mark. Are there some 'dodged the bullet' players or 'will always wish..." guys
if he isn’t fast enough in college, then he’s gonna look like he’s running in sand in the NFL. Maybe playing in the SEC will help with that, but we’ve seen how well we’ve been able to use those other high level tools when they don’t have the requisite speed w/ CEH. That combined w/ the limited route tree has bust written all over it if he goes as high as the hype. Either way he definitely doesn’t fit our offense. Give me a good route runner over 6’ w/ some speed
I would find it surprising if we drafted him because of his lack of agility/get off and lack of route tree that you mentioned. Like, Hardman is barely our 3rd WR because he can't run routes well enough, so I'd find it hard to believe we would go for a slower/bigger version of that, but maybe he'll surprise us and be the next Ja'Marr Chase? Though Chase was much quicker coming out of college
I like Chris Olave, are you going to do him?
I would love Burks with one of our 2nd round picks but agree that he is a big reach even at the end of the first. While he definitely has bust potential, I also see his upside as a bigger, even more physical Dwayne Bowe.
Are you going to profile Chris Olave? I like him
That write up worries me, particularly the athleticism. He completes the total change in the WR room to big dudes, but that he would be the long term lynch pin of the room…..IDK.
I'm an Arkansas fan, so I'm glad I get to hear from someone without any kind of a bias. Seems like you either love him or hate him. Watching Arkansas games, I would dream of him lining up opposite of Hill in this offense and get excited about the possibilities, but even with Hill gone, I still wouldn't mind seeing him in KC. One of the big reasons is something you said in the article. He's a very, very different type of player than we have had in a long time. Closer to a D. Bowe type, but in my mind I always thought of him more like Anquan Boldin. Just a big, strong, mauler type that didn't have to have a step for the QB to throw to. And when Mahomes is in trouble fast, or the play breaks down, he'd be the type of guy that you just throw in his direction and let him fight for it. Can't wait to read the upcoming breakdowns on the other wideouts!
Burks is a beast ! you try to tackle him, just get him the ball and let him beat up corners and safeties all day long. we will be laughing are asses off.
Hard pass. Given how this team suffered from dropped passses that resulted in INTs, I don't want a guy who is always going to be the 'contested catch guy'. This draft is deep enough at WR for us not have to draft Burks. Honestly, I'd rather go slot WR (small, shifty) or even TE (even in a 'meh' TE draft), heck Edge, CB, etc... would all come well before I would take Burks. And remember, its not like he's going to go against WORSE DBs in the NFL than what he had trouble seperating from in college.
Burks’ lack of athleticism is a huge red flag for me. He might be fine as a complement to Hill and Kelce but I don’t see him as a WR1 in the Chiefs’ style of offense. I expect he’ll be gone by pick 62, which is as high as I would consider taking him.