Another battle worth watching surrounds two players brought in this offseason with similar skillsets.
The first player is former CFL (Canadian Football League) standout
Weston Dressler, who spent six years with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders before signing with the Chiefs this offseason.
Dressler stands at just 5’7” and 179 pounds, but displays the quickness and ability to play the slot receiver position, along with helping in the return game.
The Chiefs also selected former Oregon standout playmaker De’Anthony Thomas in the fourth round of this past draft.
Thomas also stands at a mere 5’9” and 174 pounds, but has been a recognizable name in football circles since his freshman year at Oregon back in 2011, when he was named the Offensive Freshman of the Year and a First-Team All-Pac 12 performer.
Thomas scored an astounding 46 total touchdowns in his three seasons at Oregon, excelling as a rusher and receiver as well as a dynamic return man.
Shortly after the draft, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey explained why Thomas could be such a good fit within Reid’s offense.
“In the kind of offense that Andy runs, he’s going to create situational matchups for this type of player,” Reid said. “And that’s kind of how you take advantage of his unique athletic traits and then you let the coach scheme him in to certain packages that take advantage of defenses, and that’s what’s going to happen.”
Both Dressler and Thomas possess similar skill sets and stature, thus making their competition noteworthy.