Perhaps Kansas City’s two most intriguing offseason additions are wide receiver Weston Dressler and rookie scatback De’Anthony Thomas. Prior to making their way to the Chiefs, both players were well known for their speed.
Dressler spent six seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League, where he played a big hand in helping the team win the 2013 Grey Cup. Being named a CFL All-Star twice and a CFL West All-Star four times, Dressler could be an upgrade at wide receiver for the Chiefs as he tries to transition from the CFL to the NFL. But is he worthy of being the No. 2 receiver behind Dwayne Bowe?
Despite a hot performance from Bowe in the playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts, he came away with only 57 catches, 673 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season as the team’s top wide receiver. Running back Jamaal Charles recorded even higher statistics in all three of those categories.
Thomas has yet to put on an official uniform and play in front of fans at Arrowhead Stadium, but fans are raving about his potential because of his speed. Under Reid’s offense, he can be a reliable complement for Charles and a viable weapon.
Dexter McCluster and Quintin Demps both shone as special-teams return specialists last year but are no longer with the Chiefs. Dressler and Thomas appear to be the favorable candidates, along with Knile Davis, to handle the team’s return duties.