NFL: Chiefs Trade up to Draft WR Jehu Chesson

The Kansas City Chiefs traded two 5th round picks to the Minnesota Viking for the 139th pick in the draft so they could select WR Jehu Chesson.  Jehu Chesson stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 204 lbs. and hails from Michigan. He was a four-year player but an injury in a bowl game at the end of the 2015 season made his 2016 less glamorous as well as did the poor QB play he was saddled with. Chesson ended his Michigan career with 1,639 receiving yards with 12 TDs and also returned kicks in 2015 with 202 total kick return yards and 1 return TD.


Here’s John Cooney’s Scouting Report from on Jehu Chesson:


Jehu Chesson, Michigan
“Impressive size at 6’3-204. Broke off a swift 4.47-forty at the Combine but his 10-split during Pro-Day was a muddy 1.65; suggests slow get off with build-up speed. 35.5 vertical is OK (39.5 at Pro-Day), but blew up a nice 11’ broad jump during the Combine. Lack of burst is evident in his sluggish footwork; not quick picking them up and laying it down. Chesson rarely sinks into his breaks and rounds off most times. Needs sharpening there. The Wolverine wideout struggles with press and fails to gain separation in routes. Hands are average in reliability and he will allow the ball into his body at times. Chesson is a willing and able blocker in run support. He is a workman type athlete that performs well enough but does nothing quite outstanding. Shows very little YAC-ability due to lack of acceleration. Jehu Chesson isn’t a natural 4.4-forty athlete as his game film will attest. He doesn’t break free for his QB and cannot beat CBs downfield. In 2016 Chesson flagged down just 35 passes for 500 yards (14.3 YPR) and a paltry 2 TDs. The Michigan athlete offers limited pro potential.”



Andy Reid likely sees Jehu Chesson as a WR who could help in the Red Zone but, as we all know, the learning curve is bigger than normal for his playbook. Chesson may initially be used on special teams or even used to free up a player like WR Demarcus Robinson who I thought deserved offensive snaps last year and is very good at “after-the-catch” yards. In any case, Jehu Chesson should be the kind of person Andy Reid and John Dorsey like to have in the locker room, especially since they traded draft picks to go up and get him. Watch his highlight reel and you’ll see a returner who could take kickoffs back.




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  • Ribs

    Maybe a little high for Jehu but he was on my wish list.

    Would like to also see Bucky Hodges drafted if he stays on the board for another hour or so. Then maybe Stevie Tu…in the 6th.

  • PaulfromnorthMO

    Dorsey has traded up for both of our 6-3 WR’s. When our new deputy takes the sheriffs spot, he’ll have some nice toys to play with.

    • tm1946

      2019? Lot of games between now and then.

      • larry mckinney