With the 27th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs took junior wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin from Pitt.
With an already solid running game, it was apparent the Chiefs needed more targets for Matt Cassel to throw to and Baldwin is a big target. He’s 6’4 and has a 42 inch vertical leap. Baldwin had 822 yards receiving with the Panthers last season.
General Manager Scott Pioli said they team had several trade offers. The Chiefs moved down from 24th to 27th. “He’s big, he’s strong, he has a tremendous catching ability,” said Pioli. “We think he’ll add a dynamic for us down in the red zone.”