The Chiefs took the field for the first practice of their rookie minicamp with four of their draft picks under contract.
The team announced Friday that they have reached agreement on four-year deals with running back Cyrus Gray, wide receiver Junior Hemingway, defensive tackle Jerome Long and wide receiver Devon Wylie. That leaves them with four draftees left to sign, including first-round pick Dontari Poe.
Wylie, a fourth-round pick, projects as a slot receiver because of his size (5’9″, 187 pounds) and as a punt returner because of his speed. Gray was drafted in the sixth-round and will be looking to fill the role occupied by Jackie Battle last season. If both Wylie and Gray make a strong impression, the Chiefs could look to move on from Dexter McCluster.
Hemingway and Long were both seventh-round picks. Like most players taken in that round, they’ll need to show an ability to contribute on special teams while flashing the potential for more down the line in order to stick on the roster after training camp.