Speedy Receiver Dexter McCluster Lands in KC

With all the talk that the Kansas City Chiefs would draft Notre Dame Quarterback Jimmy Clausen with their first of two second round picks, they threw another curve ball and landed themselves a speedy versatile offensive weapon.

Though it was a shocker to some Chiefs fans who were hoping that Kansas City would land one of the top defensive tackles, General Manager Scott Pioli helped out his new offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and his second year quarterback Matt Cassel by taking Mississippi slot receiver Dexter McCluster.

Though some feel this is a reach the Chiefs felt that there was no way he'd get past the team picking after them, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Many scouts consider McCluster as a reggie bush type of hybrid runner and receiver. He didn't handle a lot of special teams assignments in college but he'll get that opportunity with the Chiefs.

Now this selection does put into question the role that Jamaal Charles will have on third downs. And in fact, it might be interesting to see Charles line up in the backfield and McCluster as a slot receiver on third down. Both are lightning quick.

At 5'8" and roughly 172 yards he does possess above average receiving skills and is a very high character guy. That's something the Chiefs found in their first round pick Tennessee Safety Eric Barry.

Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated for more news on the McCluster pick.

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