- A closer look at the Chiefs picks: Round 4/107 - Devon Wylie, WR, 5-9, 186, Fresno State...Wylie brings the element of speed to the roster that they desperately need, especially on special teams where he shined at Fresno returning punts. He could easily become the Wes Welker of the K.C. offense. COULD SURPRISE: Wide receiver Devon Wylie: Maybe the first of the Chiefs draft class that sees regular playing time, thanks to his background in the slot on offense and participating in special teams as a punt returner. - The Sports Xchange
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Wylie is a tough player who shined at the East-West Shrine practices. At Fresno State however, Wylie did not produce frequently and disappeared in many games. Wylie has the athleticism and quickness to be a real threat in the slot as a mismatch and on special teams as a returner, but he has to improve his inconsistent hands.
Positives: Has a compact built and frame to beat the jam. Good burst after one or two steps. Shows exaggerated movements on jerk routes and the ability to quickly adjust to throws. Fights through trash well and is not afraid to take a hit in the middle of the field. Hits top speed immediately after the catch. A dynamic player from the slot and in the return game with experience on the outside.
Weaknesses: Wylie tends to run around contact at the line and struggles to win contested catches that force him to leave his feet. Has lapses in concentration that lead to drops on easy catches. He lacks an open-field wiggle, preferring to outrun defenders rather than making them miss in short areas. Routes can get rounded when facing bigger corners. Drifts a bit in soft zones. Disappeared in a few games as a senior and missed most of the 2010 season with a foot injury.