The Kansas City Chiefs failed to draft a wide receiver, not counting Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas, a collegiate running back who could wind up playing in the slot in the NFL. But two of the Chiefs' six undrafted free agents are wide receivers.
They are Georgia State's Albert Wilson and Louisiana-Lafayette's Darryl Surgent. As with all undrafted free agents, it's probably not wise to count on much from either player. Neither player has the size the Chiefs look for in their wide receivers (Wilson is 5-foot-9 and 200 pounds, Surgent is 6-0 and 185). Wilson was a big producer in college, catching 175 passes in four seasons and scoring 23 touchdowns. Surgent had 100 catches and scored 14 touchdowns.
This group of signings, including Wilson and Surgent, show the interest of general manager John Dorsey in players from smaller schools. None of the six is from a power conference. The others are a running back (Charcandrick West of Abilene Christian), a linebacker (Ben Johnson of Tennessee-Martin), a cornerback (David Van Dyke of Tennessee State) and a safety (Daniel Sorensen of Brigham Young). Look for the Chiefs to sign more undrafted free agents before the start of their rookie camp on May 24.