Kansas City Chiefs: Mecole Hardman an exciting piece of the puzzle

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Kansas City Chiefs rookie wide receiver Mecole Hardman is proving how valuable he can be in their already explosive offense.

Piling up 425.6 total yards and 35.3 points per game, the Kansas City Chiefs had the best and most explosive offense in the entire NFL last season. Patrick Mahomes has more than enough weapons to work with on the offensive side of the ball, but the Chiefs added more impact playmakers to the mix this offseason, most notably, rookie wide receiver Mecole Hardman.

Hardman is an incredibly quick and explosive offensive playmaker who is absolutely dynamic with the ball in his hands. He starts and stops on a dime, creating separation naturally and can turn on the burners and beat anybody with his raw speed in the open field.

Hardman showed off his impressive skill-set in the Chiefs’ first preseason game last week, catching two passes for 31 yards and a touchdown. He saw some work with Mahomes and the first-team offense, fitting in naturally in the offense. Hardman remained on the field when the backups entered the game and he really made his mark.

He showed off his speed and athleticism on his 17-yard touchdown reception from Kyle Shurmur. Hardman caught the ball behind the line of scrimmage, quickly cut upfield and exploded through for an impressive touchdown.

Could this be a sign of things to come for Hardman in the Kansas City Chiefs offense? His dynamic speed and natual playmaking ability make him an ideal fit for their offensive attack. Having Hardman on the field at the same time as fellow speed demon Tyreek Hill will likely prove to be a nightmare for opposing defensive coaches.

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When it comes down to it, Hardman is an incredibly talented and exciting player who has massive upside going forward. He is also a perfect fit in the Chiefs’ offense. Expect a big year out of the rookie wide receiver.