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Devon Wylie Gaining Confidence With Chiefs As Receiver And Returner

The Wes Welker comparisons started the moment that he was announced as the fourth round choice of the Kansas City Chiefs in this year's NFL Draft for Devon Wylie. The Fresno State player might tell you that he's heard that long before the Chiefs came calling. Either way, they're hoping that the wide receiver and returner can make good on such comparisons and impact the field at even a fraction of what Welker brings to the Patriots.

It's hard not to be dazzled by Wylie's incredible burst of speed the moment he touches the ball and that became readily apparent in the first preseason game against the Cardinals where Wylie showed enough to likely give any other competitor for a return spot a run for their money.

"Yes, definitely kind of gave me a glimpse," said Wylie of whether or not the first preseason game gave him the right perspective. "Offensively I was able to run around and my speed was good, but there's still technique and very small details that can make my game better. So, I have work to do in that regard and the punt return game. I had the chance to make a good play, and it has given me confidence."

As for practice, Wylie said he's getting the hang of the feel of the NFL and that his own confidence is growing as he gains that experience and reps with the coaching staff.

"I'd like to say that my confidence is getting better," said Wylie. "I still have a lot of work to do with my technique, the plays and the offense, my niche, so it's good to have a good day. But I still have a lot of work to do."

The Chiefs certainly hope so. Wylie is likely to team with Javier Arenas among others for the main return duties for the Chiefs.

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