New Chiefs Draft Pick Draws DeSean Jackson Comparisons

Rookie Xavier Worthy set to electrify Chiefs' offense.

by Nouman Rasool
New Chiefs Draft Pick Draws DeSean Jackson Comparisons
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The Kansas City Chiefs have further bolstered their formidable lineup for the 2024 season by adding a remarkable talent through the NFL Draft. In a strategic move, the team secured Texas sensation Xavier Worthy, a first-round draft pick renowned for his blazing speed.

Worthy shattered expectations at the NFL Scouting Combine, setting a new record in the 40-yard dash with an astounding time of 4.21 seconds. Analyst Jordan Schultz, speaking on FS1's "Speak," drew a high-profile comparison for the rookie.

"He’s DeSean Jackson. He’s not just fast. You can line him up anywhere," Schultz remarked. Such a comparison places Worthy in elite company, as Jackson is celebrated as one of the most formidable deep threats in the history of the NFL.

Jackson's legacy includes holding the record for the most touchdown receptions of at least 60 yards and sharing the record for the most 80-yard touchdown catches.

Worthy's Collegiate Highlights

At the University of Texas, Worthy demonstrated that he is more than capable of living up to such comparisons.

Over his three-year tenure in Austin, he maintained an impressive average of 14.0 yards per reception. His collegiate career was highlighted by a standout season where he amassed 1,014 receiving yards on 75 catches. Worthy’s total contribution to the Longhorns tallied over 2,800 scrimmage yards and 26 touchdowns, underscoring his potential as a game-changing talent.

Joining the Chiefs, Worthy finds himself in an ideal environment for a young receiver. With star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the innovative offensive schemes of coach Andy Reid, Worthy is poised to thrive. The Chiefs’ offensive arsenal also includes notable talents such as Travis Kelce, Rashee Rice, Isaiah Pacheco, Marquise Brown, and Skyy Moore, creating a dynamic and versatile attack.

Worthy’s integration into this high-octane offense is anticipated to bring a new dimension to the Chiefs' already potent attack. His ability to stretch the field and create plays will make Kansas City's offense even more formidable and pose a significant challenge for defensive coordinators across the NFL.

As the season progresses, fans and analysts alike will be keen to see if Worthy can indeed channel his inner DeSean Jackson and leave a lasting impact on the league.