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Fat Elvis
04-28-2012, 10:39 AM
Devon Wylie

Overview
Wylie is an undersized receiver from Fresno State who was actually never a full-time starter during his time there. He has battled injuries throughout his career, and this has greatly hampered his productivity but also has made him a hidden gem of a prospect who has fourth-round value based off his ability to contribute as a starter immediately in the return game. He is a burner whose 40-yard dash time will greatly help and support his grade despite limited playing time at a Western Athletic Conference school.

Analysis
Strengths
Wylie is highly effective as a returner, as he is very decisive and has the speed to make one cut and get upfield to take it the distance. As a receiver, he is very quick off the ball and gets into his route immediately. He understands how to use his quick feet to get off the line without cornerbacks pushing him off his route. He is a good route runner who can get open thanks to his acceleration and ability to break on a dime. He is a consummate deep threat and could be effective running quick screens and getting yards after the catch at the next level.

Weaknesses
Wylie is an undersized receiver who has been limited by injuries throughout his career. Teams will be turned off by his durability and inability to consistently see the field at Fresno State.

Bowser
04-28-2012, 10:41 AM
So we got a guy who is small and constatnly injured. Fantastic.

DJ's left nut
04-28-2012, 10:42 AM
Sounds like yet another indictment on the McCluster pick to me.

The 4th round is where you get guys like this - not the 2nd.

Oh well - at least Pioli appears to have learned something in this draft. Baby steps, I guess.

Bowser
04-28-2012, 10:47 AM
Sounds like yet another indictment on the McCluster pick to me.

The 4th round is where you get guys like this - not the 2nd.

Oh well - at least Pioli appears to have learned something in this draft. Baby steps, I guess.

I wonder if McCluster will even make it out of training camp if this guy pans out?

DeezNutz
04-28-2012, 10:47 AM
I wonder if McCluster will even make it out of training camp if this guy pans out?

DMC is our midget RB. This guy is our new midget WR.

Bowser
04-28-2012, 10:50 AM
DMC is our midget RB. This guy is our new midget WR.

Maybe they can be roommates, and take turns getting piggy back rides to the field by the other guys during training camp!

Count Zarth
04-28-2012, 11:53 AM
I wonder if McCluster will even make it out of training camp if this guy pans out?

For my money, we can do a lot better at RB3 than McCluster.

I think he's on the bubble and will be fighting for a job.

Reaper16
04-28-2012, 11:55 AM
Was it Hamas who said that the McCluster pick was the worst in franchise history, given available players and team needs?

blsilks
04-28-2012, 11:56 AM
If he were black would he still be a Wes Welker type?

Devon Wylie

Overview
Wylie is an undersized receiver from Fresno State who was actually never a full-time starter during his time there. He has battled injuries throughout his career, and this has greatly hampered his productivity but also has made him a hidden gem of a prospect who has fourth-round value based off his ability to contribute as a starter immediately in the return game. He is a burner whose 40-yard dash time will greatly help and support his grade despite limited playing time at a Western Athletic Conference school.

Analysis
Strengths
Wylie is highly effective as a returner, as he is very decisive and has the speed to make one cut and get upfield to take it the distance. As a receiver, he is very quick off the ball and gets into his route immediately. He understands how to use his quick feet to get off the line without cornerbacks pushing him off his route. He is a good route runner who can get open thanks to his acceleration and ability to break on a dime. He is a consummate deep threat and could be effective running quick screens and getting yards after the catch at the next level.

Weaknesses
Wylie is an undersized receiver who has been limited by injuries throughout his career. Teams will be turned off by his durability and inability to consistently see the field at Fresno State.

Count Zarth
04-28-2012, 11:56 AM
Was it Hamas who said that the McCluster pick was the worst in franchise history, given available players and team needs?

I think he said it was the worst height/weight/speed pick of all time or something.

McCluster is very small and not that fast.

Chocolate Hog
04-28-2012, 11:59 AM
Was it Hamas who said that the McCluster pick was the worst in franchise history, given available players and team needs?

To be fair he hasn't been here for the Dontari Poe pick.

BigChiefFan
04-28-2012, 12:15 PM
Could have taken alot better receivers yesterday. I'm not liking our picks on the 2nd and third days.

Jawshco
04-28-2012, 12:25 PM
As a Fresno area guy, I watch all their games and I'm not excited by this pick. Wylie is a little dude who is okay as a College returner, but I don't see him being anywhere as good as McCluster. He has good hands, but not the speed or size to do much in the NFL. If ever stays healthy he'll be an occassional player to use on outlet passes because he can catch and pick up a couple yards with quickness, but doesn't have the elusiveness to take snaps away from McCluster.

WhiteWhale
04-28-2012, 12:29 PM
As a Fresno area guy, I watch all their games and I'm not excited by this pick. Wylie is a little dude who is okay as a College returner, but I don't see him being anywhere as good as McCluster. He has good hands, but not the speed or size to do much in the NFL. If ever stays healthy he'll be an occassional player to use on outlet passes because he can catch and pick up a couple yards with quickness, but doesn't have the elusiveness to take snaps away from McCluster.

Dude ran a 4.39.

That's fast as hell. Does he not carry the EQ well? Some guys who are small and fast simply don't play fast at all.

Since McCluster is out as a WR, they aren't really competing so much with each other for snaps. This guy will be our 4th WR at best.

Pawnmower
04-28-2012, 12:31 PM
HE may be small but at least he is injury prone to make up for it.

Jawshco
04-28-2012, 12:46 PM
Dude ran a 4.39.

That's fast as hell. Does he not carry the EQ well? Some guys who are small and fast simply don't play fast at all.

Since McCluster is out as a WR, they aren't really competing so much with each other for snaps. This guy will be our 4th WR at best.

HOLY crap, he ran 4.39? He looked fast on returns, but not really from LOS. I'll root for the local guy- Fresno State did have the worst coaching in college last year afterall - might be better than we saw if he ever stays healthy.

TEX
04-28-2012, 12:53 PM
Sounds like yet another indictment on the McCluster pick to me.

The 4th round is where you get guys like this - not the 2nd.

Oh well - at least Pioli appears to have learned something in this draft. Baby steps, I guess.

Exactly right. Still shake my head at where Pioli drafted McCluster. Even worse when one considers the needs of the team at the time.

scho63
04-28-2012, 01:15 PM
You can't score TD's on IR-hopefully he won't suffer the Moeki curse

NWTF
04-28-2012, 02:07 PM
Pioli still hasnt found a replacement for Lance Long. Perhaps this could be the guy.

Austin Ed
04-28-2012, 10:26 PM
I wonder if McCluster will even make it out of training camp if this guy pans out?

What if both Wylie and Gray pan out and look good. Where does that leave McCluster? How will he contribute?

Austin Ed
04-28-2012, 10:32 PM
Dude ran a 4.39.

That's fast as hell. Does he not carry the EQ well? Some guys who are small and fast simply don't play fast at all.

Since McCluster is out as a WR, they aren't really competing so much with each other for snaps. This guy will be our 4th WR at best.

McCluster's problem will be the combination of Wylie and Gray. Gray is fast and big and a 1,000 plus yard RB. Wylie is very fast and a slot receiver and an excellent kick returner. If they both look good, McCluster's value to the team plummets.

Demonpenz
04-29-2012, 01:01 AM
McCluster has more spin moves than yards

BryanBusby
04-29-2012, 01:05 AM
White dude?

Positive: Gritty, smart, blue-collar, hard worker

Demonpenz
04-29-2012, 01:09 AM
Ed Mcaffrey

craneref
04-29-2012, 01:34 AM
I like this pick for several reasons. First, excellent slot reciever that can take it to the house at any time. This will open up both the running and outside passing game, and gives a reliable check down for Cassel. He is a really good kick returner, but what really impresses me is he is a great cover guy, fast, samrt and determined, watching his highlights you see some awesome plays he makes as a gunner or on kickoff cover team.

Mecca
04-29-2012, 02:11 AM
I like this pick for several reasons. First, excellent slot reciever that can take it to the house at any time. This will open up both the running and outside passing game, and gives a reliable check down for Cassel. He is a really good kick returner, but what really impresses me is he is a great cover guy, fast, samrt and determined, watching his highlights you see some awesome plays he makes as a gunner or on kickoff cover team.

So basically Terrence Copper just lost his job.

keg in kc
04-29-2012, 02:40 AM
So basically Terrence Copper just lost his job.I'm guessing he's not the only dead-weight wide receiver that lost his job today.

MahiMike
04-29-2012, 06:38 AM
For my money, we can do a lot better at RB3 than McCluster.

I think he's on the bubble and will be fighting for a job.

Show me a player on the Chiefs that has more heart or runs harder that McCluster. Even when Todd had him run straight up the middle, he was a good soldier and pounded it up in there.

jspchief
04-29-2012, 07:50 AM
Show me a player on the Chiefs that has more heart or runs harder that McCluster. Even when Todd had him run straight up the middle, he was a good soldier and pounded it up in there.

None of that matters if he doesn't have talent. This isn't pop warner.

ILChief
04-29-2012, 07:56 AM
So basically Terrence Copper just lost his job.

Quinn wants that #10 jersey

Three7s
04-29-2012, 09:55 AM
Show me a player on the Chiefs that has more heart or runs harder that McCluster. Even when Todd had him run straight up the middle, he was a good soldier and pounded it up in there.
:spock:

O.city
04-29-2012, 09:57 AM
Don't care about heart. Thomas jones has heart.



Give me talent.

Count Zarth
04-29-2012, 10:11 AM
Show me a player on the Chiefs that has more heart or runs harder that McCluster. Even when Todd had him run straight up the middle, he was a good soldier and pounded it up in there.

LMAOLMAOLMAOLMAO

Fuck off and die.

O.city
04-29-2012, 10:17 AM
There is a reason guys can beat women, do stupid shit and stay in the NFL. If you have talent and produce, you can play.



There is a reason there are thousands of McClusters who exit the league every year.