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Pre-Camp Reads: Originally Undrafted, Albert Wilson Begins Year Four in KC

Posted Jul 5, 2017

Wilson’s most memorable moment last season was the fake-punt touchdown in Atlanta

The 2014 undrafted free agent out of Georgia State, wide receiver Albert Wilson, enters his fourth season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017.

Wilson compiled more than 250 yards receiving in each of his first three seasons with the Chiefs, with his best season production-wise coming in 2015, when he had 451 yards receiving.

With this offseason’s departure of Jeremy Maclin, the 24-year-old Wilson and third-year player Chris Conley become the elder statesmen of the receiving room, roles that head coach Andy Reid believes they can handle.

“Albert (Wilson) and Chris (Conley), they have spent a lot of time with Jeremy,” Reid said this offseason. “They will step that up.”

Quotable:

Assistant head coach Brad Childress, back in 2016, on what Wilson can do on the inside: “Albert is a strong receiver. He has the ability and speed-up feel, and he’s got a good feel for the position. You have to be able to work off of safeties, corners and linebackers in there. It’s something he was capable of doing last year, he just wasn’t doing it. It’s nice to have him in there. He’s powerful, and he does good things in there.”

2016 Season Review:

Wilson finished the 2016 season having played in all 16 games. He had 31 receptions for 279 yards and two touchdowns receiving, and a rushing touchdown in Atlanta that was good for one of the most memorable moments of the season.

At their own 46-yard line, the Chiefs direct snapped the ball to Albert Wilson, who dashed 55 yards for a touchdown. Had this play never been called and worked, the Falcons may never have opted to go for two points later in the game, and perhaps we wouldn’t have seen Berry produce the first pick-two interception in NFL history.

Wilson was also the recipient of the Chiefs only touchdown through the air in their 18-16 playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

2017 Season Outlook:

In his fourth year in Reid’s West Coast offense, Wilson could be poised for a breakout season.

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