The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping to add some depth at the wide receiver position in April's NFL Draft. They began looking for that depth on Sunday when they had a private workout with senior wide receiver Mike Walker from the University of Central Florida.
Walker caught 90 passes as a senior for 1,178 yards with seven touchdowns, quelling concerns about a knee injury he suffered late in 2005. He was still able to tally 64 receptions as a junior.
Brimming with athleticism, Walker was pulled from the receiving ranks as a sophomore and tallied three interceptions.
At 6-foot-1, 209-pounds, Walker has some height but his best asset is his ability to get behind the secondary and the Florida native is considered one of the best deep threats in the nation.
Walker ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, as reported to the media room in Indianapolis last month, and that kind of speed is coveted in Kansas City as they try to add some youth to the position.
The Kansas City Chiefs are looking for depth at the wide receiver position in the upcoming NFL draft. The team isn't happy with the progression of Samie Parker and with Eddie Kennison reaching the twilight of his career; Kansas City hopes to find a gem at the wide receiver position in next months collegiate draft.
But the Chiefs aren't the only AFC West team to have a workout with Walker, the San Diego Chargers met with him on Saturday and are reportedly very high on the Central Florida prospect.
Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated this week. Scout.com will have an exclusive one-on-one interview with Mike Walker about his visit with the Chiefs and Chargers.
SD Bolt Publisher Denis Savage contributed to this report.
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