A recent mock draft had the Kansas City Chiefs selecting wide receiver Jahan Dotson from Penn State. This makes a lot of sense for plenty of reasons. Obviously, after losing Tyreek Hill, the team will be in the market for a wide receiver.
However, with the pick that they got from Miami, they are still not picking high enough to get one of the top wideouts. Most NFL services have said that Jameson Williams, Treylon Burks, Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, and Drake London could all be gone by the 20s, and none of them will be close to the end of the first round.
So, if the Chiefs want to take a wideout, they have to take the sixth-best in the class. That should be Dotson. Beyond that, he fits stylistically. JuJu Smith-Schuster can play slot and outside, but is a power player. Marquez Valdes-Scantling played the slot at times as well, but is much different in that he stretches the field with speed.
Dotson has played outside at Penn State, but he is much more of a technician, and he played the slot last season, which is where many project him. Between Dotson, MVS, and Smith-Schuster, the Chiefs would have three completely different wideouts, but all of them can move around to all three spots.
Patrick Mahomes could have control to move them around and pick his poison. Dotson is not the deep threat like Hill, but he would be a more precise quick-passing threat, which could help the team matriculate downfield, rather than rely on the big plays.
An issue that the Chiefs had last season was that teams would do anything to avoid allowing the big plays, and the team did not have the quick passes to move the chains. No one could create in those quick spaces. Adding Jahan Dotson and Smith-Schuster gives them two completely different styles of players who can do that.
The move does not make up for Tyreek Hill, but it helps complete the change to a more well-rounded and diverse wide receiver room.