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Starters: Dwayne Bowe (WR1), A.J. Jenkins (WR2), 2014 draft pick (SWR)
Outside of Dwayne Bowe, there's not a single spot within the Chiefs receiving corps that's set in stone heading into 2014.
Running back-turned-slot receiver Dexter McCluster is now a Tennessee Titan, and Donnie Avery ideally will see his role minimized next season. Junior Hemingway—who's not necessarily a lock to make Kansas City's 53-man roster—was the third-most productive wideout, garnering a total of 13 receptions in 2013.
The unit will be undergoing the NFL equivalent of Extreme Makeover in the coming months.
For Bowe, things presumably can only get better next season.
In addition to his ill-timed arrest for possession of marijuana, he endured undoubtedly his worst season as a professional. He wasn't a central component of Reid's scheme, and was most useful when drawing additional coverage, which opened things up for teammates.
2015 is the first year that the Chiefs can preserve cap space by parting ways with (releasing) Bowe; he conceivably could be playing for his job.
But the burning question here is who will serve as Kansas City's oft-utilized slot receiver.
In 2013, as impressive as McCluster was in the return game, he was simply an average wideout. He wasn't particularly sure-handed and rarely posed a considerable threat after the catch. His biggest asset was his ability to find space off of the snap, which made him a frequent target on 3rd-and-longs.
If the Chiefs select a receiver with either their first- or third-round pick—and the general consensus is that they will—it will likely be with the idea that said receiver will serve as starter in the slot.
With the 23rd-overall pick, Kansas City's been thought to have its sights set on Brandin Cooks or Odell Beckham Jr. Both are projected to work primarily out of the slot; either would likely have the inside track for the job from the beginning of training camp.
If Dorsey and the Chiefs front office decide to hold off until the third, the situation won't be as cut and dry. Potential targets include Dri Archer and Paul Richardson—both of whom would have to earn a spot the old-fashioned way: impressing Reid in training camp.
Though, don't count out former CFL superstar Weston Dressler.
Like Hemmingway, he isn't guaranteed a spot on Kansas City's Week 1 depth chart. But there's reason to be optimistic about his chances. Why? Go ahead and try to name an NFL player, or any athlete for that matter, who has his own brand of potato chips to his name.
Nothing come to mind?
That's alright. Here's one: Weston Dressler.
That's right, his "All-Dressler" chips are apparently somewhat of a cult hit up north. It's safe to assume that doesn't happen by being average.
All kidding aside, the guy is an Arrowhead favorite in the making. It's often difficult to predict how well certain skills translate from Canadian football to the NFL, but there's no reason to say he can't fight for a job after glancing at his 2013 highlights.
As for Donnie Avery's role as deep-threat extraordinaire, his uninspired performance in 2013 will likely provide A.J. Jenkins a final shot at proving he's an NFL-caliber receiver.
Jenkins arrived in KC prior to last season, after Dorsey swapped first-round talents with San Francisco. Despite his eye-popping speed and high praise out of the 2012 draft, he's been a tremendous letdown, experiencing several issues with drops and shaking coverage.
But, players with measurables like Jenkins' generally get second chances. Third chances, however, aren't guaranteed. It's likely now or never for him.
Lastly, Hemingway will be used nearly exclusively in goal-line formations again. Don't expect him to earn much more than the 20 targets he saw in 2013, but he could end with a handful of scores.
Position grade: C+