Alabama Football: Kansas City should trade up for Williams

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We’ll see an Alabama football speedster go early

The 2022 NFL Draft is less than a month away, and Alabama football‘s best players are expected to find new homes early. As of right now, two Tide stars appear to be locks for the first round. Evan Neal will be one of the first two offensive tackles drafted, and Williams will be one of the top receivers taken as well.

In terms of a landing spot, Williams could go to a variety of teams. Plenty of NFL franchises will be looking to draft a receiver early this year, and any offense could use his speed on a weekly basis. While teams like New England, Philadelphia and Baltimore are likely landing spots, one team should consider making a move.

The Kansas City Chiefs need to draft a young receiver. They traded away Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, and Hill is one of the most productive receivers in the NFL. He’s also the fastest, so adding a speedster is crucial.

While the Chiefs have added multiple receivers in free agency, they still need at least one more fast target to utilize the strength of Mahomes’s arm. Williams would be a perfect fit in that offense. While no single player is replacing the production of Hill, Williams provides a similar skill set as a vertical threat with the ability to run after the catch.

However, Kansas City will need to make a move to land Williams. With so many receiver-needy teams ahead of them, the Chiefs will be stuck with second-tier players by the time they pick. However, they do have two first-round picks and plenty of picks in the later rounds. They have the capital to move up, and it would be worth it for Williams.

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This seems like a perfect fit, but Kansas City will have to make some moves for this to work out. If they trade up for Williams, we will see one of the most productive rookie seasons from an Alabama football receiver in recent memory.