The Kansas City Chiefs waited until the second round, but they selected a wide receiver, and it is Western Michigan’s Skyy Moore.
The Kansas City Chiefs had an eventful first night of the 2022 NFL Draft, as they used their two first-round picks on Washington cornerback Trent McDuffie and Purdue defensive end George Karlaftis. With Chiefs fans wondering if the team was going to take a wide receiver with Tyreek Hill now on the Miami Dolphins, they received their answer on Apr. 29.
After trading down from the No. 50 pick, Kansas City used the No. 54 selection on Western Michigan wide receiver Skyy Moore.
Chiefs fans react to team selecting WR Skyy Moore in second round of NFL Draft
Some Chiefs fans were ecstatic that the team got a wide receiver to not only fill the void left by Hill, but also for giving quarterback Patrick Mahomes another weapon in the passing game.
If you wanted to know some thoughts from some experts regarding Moore’s fit with the Chiefs, you can do so below:
Yeah, Chiefs Kingdom will no doubt love the feedback they have seen regarding the team somehow, someway ending up with Moore despite trading down four spots!
Speaking of the trade, the Chiefs received the No. 54 and 158th picks from the New England Patriots for the No. 50 selection. The Patriots drafted Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton.
Moore is coming off a tremendous 2021 season with the Broncos, as he caught 95 passes for 1,292 yards and 10 touchdowns in 12 games. In his three years at Western Michigan, Moore recorded 171 receptions for 2,482 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Obviously, replacing Hill is a difficult task. But, the Chiefs have made some solid additions this offseason. From signing JuJu Smith-Schuster to a one-year contract to securing Marquez Valdes-Scantling to a multi-year contract to now drafting Skyy Moore.