Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Select Quinten Lawrence, WR, McNeese State

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The Kansas City Chiefs stay on the offensive side of the ball in the sixth round (175 overall) and draft WR Quinten Lawrence out of McNeese State.

Scouts Inc. assigned a rating of 43 to Lawrence and ranked him as the 30th best wide receiver.

You can check out his McNeese profile here.

On Friday, Lee Yobbi of the Beaumont Enterprise ran a feature on Lawrence.

Lawrence feels like he could have been a first-day guy had he not broken his ankle and been limited to five games his senior season. Lawrence touched the ball just 16 times in game action, but scored twice – once on a 70-yard punt return and once on an 83-yard catch-and-scoot.  It’s not surprising NFL teams love his speed. He has been clocked at 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash, and at 6-foot, 190 pounds has good size.

ESPN.com’s analysis:

Lawrence is an explosive quick-twitched athlete who can turn a short catch into a big play. However, he’s a bit raw and needs some development in his overall route running.

This is a great sixth round gamble.  Obviously he fell this low because of durability concerns and the fact that he played at a small school.  But when you can pick up a guy that is a shade under 6-1 and can break 4.4 in the 40 you can’t go wrong at this point in the draft.  If Lawrence can put it all together, with that kind of speed he could make an immediate impact in the return game and eventually in the passing game.

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