KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs could not have found a larger recipient, such as Tyreek Hill, than the one they voted for in their first election in this year's draft.
The Chiefs selected Mecole Hardman of Georgia in the second round with the 56th overall selection on Friday. They exchanged views in the round to select him and sent posts No. 61 and 167 to the Los Angeles Rams.
Hardman is a burner in the shape of Hill. He drove a 40-yard strike of 4.33 seconds on the NFL scouting combine.
"Of course we like his pace, but he's more than that," said head coach Andy Reid. "He can play inside, he can play outside, he did both in Georgia, and then he's a phenomenal returnee, arguably the best returner in the draft."
Hardman could replace Hill. The Chiefs on Thursday forbid Hill's offseason activities after Hill and his fiancée talked with Ton about how her 3-year-old son had broken his arm.
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The Johnson County District Attorney's Office (Kansas) has again opened criminal proceedings investigating Hill's possible involvement in the genesis of the infringement, regardless of the situation of Hardman Hill.
"This is someone (19459016) who had an eye from the beginning," said Reid. "It has nothing to do with the things that are going on."
The Chiefs also have Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson as the main recipients.