May 14, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery (17) runs drills during organized team activities at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Donnie Avery expected to win Kansas City Chiefs No. 2 WR job


One of the biggest competitions at the Kansas City Chiefs training camp is the battle for the No. 2 wide receiver position opposite Dwayne Bowe. The way that things currently look for the team is that free agent acquisition Donnie Avery will get the job over former first-round pick Jonathan Baldwin.

ESPN.com’s Chiefs camp review stated that Avery is in the driver’s seat for the job.

From ESPN.com:

There aren’t a lot of issues with this roster, but finding a solid No. 2 receiver behind star Dwayne Bowe is a focal point of this camp. Free-agent pickup Donnie Avery will likely be the guy, and he has shown he can be a capable NFL player. He can get open. The team would like to see 2011 first-round pick Jon Baldwin finally develop. He has big ability but has failed to show the consistency to be a top-of-the rotation player. The Chiefs have a varied offense, so this will not be a huge problem, but it would be beneficial if Bowe had some legitimate help opposite of him.

While Baldwin would be the player that the Chiefs would like to count on the most because of the pick they invested in him, you can’t go against the player that is looking better on the field.

With Avery, the team gets a speedy option opposite Baldwin that is a great compliment to Bowe.

The Chiefs are loaded with talent and they look like a team that could make the biggest improvement in 2013.

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  • Mark Bustamante

    Baldwin has had 2 seasons to she what he can do and as far as I can tell he can’t do anything but drop passes. Avery is the best choice