Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy (WO40) ran an official time of 4.21 seconds to set a combine record during the 2024 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

When the Kansas City Chiefs selected Texas Longhorns wide receiver Xavier Worthy, many NFL fans wondered how the rich just got richer.

The two-time defending Super Bowl champions had just added an absolute speedster to an offense already loaded with weapons for quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Worthy had turned heads when he set a scouting combine record by running a 4.21 in the 40-yard dash. Worthy now also joined veteran receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, who ran a 4.27 40 in 2019, in the Chiefs’ offense.

Some NFL fans even said that the draft pick secured Kansas City’s spot in the Super Bowl once more. However, one person who is not convinced is Colin Cowherd. The FS1 host shared his befuddlement on Friday with viewers.

“73 percent of first-round receivers miss,” Cowherd said in regards to how hard it is to draft a wide receiver early. “So why is the world guaranteeing me that Kansas City just won the Super Bowl because they took a 160-pound track guy at wide receiver?”

The problem with Cowherd’s assessment is that “track guy” severely undervalues what Worthy brings to the table. While he has blazing speed, he’s also a great route runner and kick returner, having led the FBS in punt return yards and being named a first-team All-Big 12 player as a receiver and return specialist.

People who pay attention to college football and the draft had a lot to say about Cowherd’s analysis of the Worthy pick and they were left wanting.

[The Herd]

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