KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs selected Fresno State wide receiver Devon Wylie with their fourth-round pick in the NFL draft on Saturday.
The Chiefs plugged a gaping hole at defensive tackle with Dontari Poe in the first round, and went for offensive line depth with their second- and third-round picks Friday night.
There were several wide receivers still available Saturday, but the Chiefs went with the 5-foot-9 Wylie, who should fit nicely at the slot position. Kansas City managed with a patchwork group that included Keary Colbert and Jerheme Urban last season.
Wylie dealt with numerous injuries at Fresno State, but he reminds many scouts of New England’s Wes Welker, both in stature and his ability to catch passes over the middle.
Wylie had 56 catches for 716 yards last season.