The Chiefs tried to trade up to get wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports (on Twitter). After the Ole Miss product went to the Vikings at No. 23, the Chiefs traded out of the first round.
It appears that the Chiefs were fixated on taking Treadwell with the No. 28 pick and when he was gone, they were content with converting that selection into a second-round pick (No. 37), a fourth-round pick (No. 105), a sixth-round pick (No. 178), and a seventh-round pick (No. 249) from the 49ers. At the time of the deal, some speculated that the Chiefs were trading out because they had missed out on Paxton Lynch, who went to the Broncos at No. 26.
The first round also saw fellow wide receivers Corey Coleman (Browns), Wil Fuller (Texans), Josh Doctson (Washington), and Treadwell come off the board. If the Chiefs are still thinking wide receiver, they could look into the likes of Ohio State’s Michael Thomas (widely regarded as the best WR left), Oklahoma’s Sterling Shepard, South Carolina’s Pharoh Cooper, Colorado State’s Rashard Higgins, and PIttsburgh product Tyler Boyd.
Treadwell, was widely projected as a top-15 pick before a slow 40-yard dash time and other concerns about his game hurt his draft stock.
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