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Rookies will contribute in Kansas City
Posted May. 05 at 09:28 PM
If you're looking for rookies who will make an immediate impact, one strategy is to examine the league's worst teams. In Buffalo, you've got C.J. Spiller; in Detroit, Jahvid Best. In Tampa Bay, a pair of rookies might start at wide receiver.
And in Kansas City, several rookies have a chance to play right away. One is Dexter McCluster, a wide receiver/running back/returner. Another is tight end Tony Moeaki, a third-rounder who was the most impressive rookie at minicamp, according to the Kansas City Star.
The versatile McCluster will likely draw the most interest in drafts, but Kansas City has other talented players at running back and receiver.
Moeaki, though, plays a position where Kansas City has had virtually nothing since trading away Tony Gonzalez. Last year the team's four players at the position -- Leonard Pope, Brad Cottam, Jake O'Connell and Sean Ryan -- combined to catch 45 passes, so the starter could have some value in the offense. Moeaki didn't do much at Iowa (he had a hard time staying healthy), but he's a capable pass catcher.
So if you're in the deepest of dynasty leagues and looking for a tight end to select in the final round of a rookie draft, just to draw strange looks from other owners, consider Moeaki. He's a guy we'll keep an eye on in the preseason.
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