Chiefs fill a need at Wide Receiver, Select Rice from SMU

With the 24th pick of the 2nd Round and the 55th pick overall of the 2023 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs have selected Wide Receiver Rashee Rice from Southern Methodist University (alma mater of Chiefs’ founder Lamar Hunt).

23 years old from North Richland Hills, Texas, he went to Richland High School where he was rated as a three star recruit by and In his final two seasons at Richland, he logged 123 receptions for 2227 yards and 24 Touchdowns. He received offers from UConn, Washington State, Tulsa, Virginia, Houston, Texas Tech, Northwestern and others, before finally deciding on Southern Methodist.

At SMU, Rice had 233 receptions for 3111 yards and 25 Touchdowns with 13.4 yards/catch and 70.7 yards/game. His Senior season was particularly stellar as, in 12 contests, he had 96 catches for 1355 yards, 10 Touchdowns, 14.1 yards/catch and he led the nation with 112.9 receiving yards/game. In addition, he was named an AP Second Team All-American.

Now that he is with the Chiefs, he will give Patrick Mahomes another weapon to work with. Hopefully, he will help make up for the departure of Ju Ju Smith Schuster to the Patriots and bolster a wide receiver corps made up of Marcus Valdez-Scantling, Kadarius Toney, Richie James and up and coming second year player Skyy Moore.

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