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Chiefs Draft Rumors Link Team to Rising Wide Receiver

Devon Platana
The latest Kansas City Chiefs draft rumors link the team to a rising wide receiver.
The latest Kansas City Chiefs draft rumors link the team to a rising wide receiver. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

The Kansas City Chiefs have been searching high for another legitimate wide receiver after trading Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins last month. Fortunately, the 2022 NFL Draft is set to begin in just over three weeks, giving the Chiefs a great opportunity to find some help.

One rising wide receiver that the Chiefs have been linked to is the Nebraska Cornhuskers' Samori Toure. Pro Football Network's Aaron Wilson reported Tuesday that the exciting wideout is drawing "heavy interest" from Kansas City, as well as other WR-needy teams such as the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts.

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Toure had was impressive in his lone season with the Cornhuskers after transferring from Montana. He finished the year with 46 receptions over 12 games for 898 yards and five touches, tying the Nebraska school record with five 100-yard games along the way.

The Chiefs are in need of a downfield threat with Hill gone and Mecole Hardman's development not going as planned. Fortunately, Toure has the speed (4.43-second 40-yard dash at Nebraska's Pro Day) and the size (6-foot-3) to handle opposing NFL secondaries.

Although he has potential, Toure figures to be a Day 3 pick. The good news is that the Chiefs have six picks in Round 4 or later, giving them several opportunities to take a swing on the 24-year-old unless another team reaches for him.

Fans won't have to wait long to find out if Toure will be rocking a Chiefs jersey come September. The 2022 NFL Draft is set to take place from April 28 to 30 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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