The Kansas City Chiefs selected Michigan wide receiver Jehu Chesson late in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Kansas City added Chesson with pick No. 139 in the fourth round Saturday. Michigan had back-to-back picks after defensive lineman Ryan Glasgow went to the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 138.
Chesson was part of a receiving tandem with Amara Darboh, and had 35 catches for 500 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2016. His production, though, dropped in his final collegiate season.
Chesson was Michigan’s team MVP in 2015, following a season in which he made 50 catches for 764 yards and 9 touchdowns. However, a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, sustained in Michigan’s 41-7 win against Florida in the 2016 Citrus Bowl, lingered into the 2016 season.
However, Chesson seemed to redeem himself at the NFL combine, where he ran a 4.47 40-yard dash.
At 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, Chesson is a rangy player, but also noted for his blocking abilities, which he refined at Michigan. However, a drawback, per Pro Football Focus, is that Chesson “does not run crisp routes and often gives away his route early.”