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2017 CHIEFS DRAFT: ROUND FOUR

Posted Apr 29, 2017

WR Jehu Chesson | Michigan

6'3" Height | 33 1/4" Arm Length | 204lbs. Weight | 9 1/8" Hands

Strengths: Angular, but features NFL size and plus catch radius. Foot quickness considered adequate. Ball tracker with good concentration. Feasts on combat catches in a crowd. Willing to take his lumps to secure the catch. Can leap and contort in mid-air to snare the difficult catch. Makes quick adjustments to poor throws. Squares back to shield safeties from interfering with catch on deep, in-breaking routes. Showed toughness, confidence and talent in successful bowl performance against Florida's Vernon Hargreaves in 2015 season. Understands art of hand-fighting. Has some dog in him as a run blocker and will compete to the whistle.




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