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Xavier Worthy

Xavier Worthy

WR - Kansas City Chiefs

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 165 lbsAge: 21College: Texas

2024 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 23rd
Draft Rank (ECR) #96
Best / Worst #65 / #115
ADP #102

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Texas' Xavier Worthy has quickly made a name for himself with his standout speed and playmaking prowess. At 6 feet 1 inch and 172 pounds, Worthy distinguished himself early, notching 62 receptions for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns in his freshman year. He capped off his college career with over 1,000 yards and 5 touchdowns in his junior year, securing a 30% career dominator rating-the second highest in his class-and the youngest breakout age at 18. His abilities have drawn comparisons to DeSean Jackson, both from Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid and draft analyst Thor, underscoring his potential impact. Set to join the Chiefs as a 1st-rounder, Worthy is expected to compete for a significant role, particularly with the possibility of an expanded opportunity if teammate Rashee Rice faces a suspension.

Worthy is a speed merchant that can win at all three levels. He has some textbook reps on film of stacking corners on go balls with good deep ball tracking. If he had better quarterback play in 2023 with the deep ball, his full-season stat line would have been beefier. There are plenty of reps where he burnt a corner deep only to get underthrown by his quarterback. Many of these resulted in incompletions or would be walk-in touchdowns only counting as long gains in the box score. His speed will steal the show when the real conversation starter for Worthy is his route running. Worthy has crisp gear downs on a dime on comebacks while also flashing easy change of direction on slants and outs. He varies his pacing in routes while also tossing in jab steps mid-route to invite indecision into a corner's skull. He has a good understanding of leverage. His short-area quickness shows up in conjunction with his blinding straight-line speed. It makes him tough to guard in close quarters as he'll break off a whip route and leave a corner looking silly. Worthy's size shows up at times, as corners can give him issues at the catch point. He can be pushed off his routes at times, but it's not consistent, as corners have to hang with him to do so. Dynasty Outlook: The outcome everyone clamored for in their mocks all draft season became a reality on night one of the NFL Draft. The former Longhorn speedster was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. Worthy now enters a receiving room where he will have to contend with Marquise Brown this year and Rashee Rice and Travis Kelce over at least the next two years for targets. Even with that being the case, getting tied to Patrick Mahomes isn't too shabby. This isn't another Skyy Moore situation, although I know people will have worries and make the lazy connection at times. The Worthy conversation begins at 1.05 in 1QB formats and 1.09 in Superflex.